Why should the mentally ill be treated any different from the common criminal when they commit a heinous crime? You commit the crime, you shall serve the time and deal with the consequences. It’s very telling to me when someone goes on a kill spree and then kills themselves, they knew what they were doing.
There is an email going around titled, I’m Adam Lanza’s Mother, my reaction — even after reading it to its entirety — no you’re not. I understand that email is trying to create and promote awareness for parents and get a conversation going about more help in mental healthcare. This crime just happened, we don’t know all the facts, the investigation isn’t complete and you’ve never met Adam Lanza.
Comparing one special needs, mentally handicapped/ill child/adult to another is like apples and oranges. You cannot compare two people of sound mind and body to one another, what makes you think you can of special needs? That, in my opinion, shows ignorance and a definite need for help; for you.
I read an article on Fox News where it was talking about what this former US Marine who was “close to the family” had to say and the first two words out of his mouth is “I heard”. His closeness to the family? A church that “most” the people in the town attended. Fox News also was getting their information from “many sources” and had “email correspondence” with a 20-year-old male who had went to high school with Adam Lanza. They also left a link at the bottom of this article for “tips and information anyone” can give about this murderer and/or his family. There’s your sign. And reason I don’t watch or read the news. It’s garbage.
This massacre happened Friday, it’s only now Wednesday morning. Just because your adult child has fits and anger and threatens to kill themselves doesn’t mean you know anything of what it was like in the Lanza household. Everything on the news is heresy until the investigation is through and if there is no clear evidence, everything will still be heresy.
You cannot begin to think you know why a man you’ve never even heard of until Friday, did what he did. It’s complete speculation on if he had Asperger’s. And Asperger’s doesn’t always involve violent fits of rage.
It is said every person has the capability to kill. Those who act on it shouldn’t be used as models to talk about your child with special needs.
Adam Lanza killed multiple kids and not with just one or two bullets, some kids had as many as 11 shots in their body. He supposedly went into a room with just a teacher and when she told him her class was in gym, he killed her. Adam Lanza, if anything, knew what he was doing. He killed at his home then drove to the school and killed more.
If you think you’re the mother of Adam Lanza, you need to get help quicker than just sending an email out to have everyone sympathize with you.
I also don’t know why everyone who kills nowadays has to be considered mentally ill. Cannot your ‘regular Joe’ kill if he wanted to? Are people with sound mind and body incapable of committing an act of murder?
I have Bipolar I Disorder and I know there has to be some history of people with that diagnosis killing others. They aren’t my siblings. I am nothing like them. If my mom compared me to a murderous Bipolar, I can’t say I wouldn’t be a little miffed.
When did the criminally insane go out the door? Why do we think we have children who could commit such heinous crimes and prevent them from doing so? If someone wants to kill, rape or steal, unless we see a plan in the making, we cannot stop them. You can’t give the consequence before the crime is committed. If you feel your child is a danger to others, you need to do something about it before it’s too late. Don’t try keeping him in society if he’s not capable to live in it without possibly harming others.
- A Challenge to “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” (madinamerica.com)
- ‘I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother’: A Mom’s Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America (rajcairnsreport.wordpress.com)
- Asperger’s Syndrome is not Why Adam Lanza Committed Murder (gratiaetnatura.wordpress.com)
- Asperger’s can’t explain what happened in Newton school shooting, experts say (o.canada.com)
- Mentally ill killers could face tougher road to release (cbc.ca)