And we do so for a good reason…to protect society.
But a dangerous child? Oh, no, god forbid we prevent him from being a danger to the rest of society.
He beat his teacher unconscious and was hauled off to jail by cops (until they could figure out how else to handle him)…and an advocate claims he should have been treated differently….
While I do think folks with behavioral and emotional issues should not be jailed, and we, as a society need to show some compassion for them, I also do not think they should be in places where their outburst can bring harm to others. They need to be institutionalized to some degree, if only for the safety of others. I’m not unsympathetic to his plight, but at some point, you gotta realize that that big of a man, with emotional issues, is a danger to others.
His parents had him living in a “Group Home” because they couldn’t handle him.
And you’ll notice that the loudmouth “Mental Health Advocate” isn’t offering to take charge of this 17 year old, nearly 270 lb ,violent, emotionally disturbed kid….