blogging like it's still cool.
anyone find it hard to believe baltimore just went 11 days without a homicide???...
O.K., so I'm not really going to comment on this item other than to ask where does law enforcement go with this new medical definition of addiction?Are we supposed to commit them to sanitaria? Or just let them go about it? Are they held responsible for their actions?Thoughts?
YAY GALT IS BACK!!!!
.. it means we trust big pharma, not the govt, to deal with the crazies.
Oh, greeeeaaat.Well, if sociopathic behavior makes one a sufficient existential threat to be removed from society at large, why would this diagnosis be all that different?Contrast 'Cracky' the glazed-eyed street addict with the coke-addicted yuppies of Studio 54: They would each be diagnosed with this brain disease, and yet one is clearly a greater apparent threat than the other as well as likely being less cognizant of the full consequences of actions in the short-run.In a town where one in ten are addicted and the subjective probability of a criminal defendant being a user is about one in three, do we now have to have a psychiatrist examine each offender under Crim. Proc. 3-111 in order to determine whether he is criminal or just sick?
I think we all would agree some people need locked-down forced treatment and the people who need it most are the ones most likely to get free in a day to go back to busting car windows.
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