Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Walk a mile in someone's shoes....
I have walked many miles in my own shoes and I would not wish anybody
to walk it too.
Sarah I am sorry you have been in that dark place.
My comment was not meant to offend anybody whogenuinely
suffers from mental illness.
I believe this case just highlights a common problem.
That 'scum' did what he did under the influence of alcohol/or drugs he tried to say
'he saw the devil' when in fact if he did or thought he did then there would have
been some phsychological assessment submitted to the court in his defense.
THERE WAS NOT
He plead innocent and tried to say the dog attacked him, till he knew he had no
defense...then plead guilty to try to get a lesser sentence.
He only started crying and bandaging the dog AFTER the babysitter went across
the road to call police and when she got back that is what he was doing.
If she had not woken up when she did and called the police when she did
who knows what would have happened...there were young kids in that
house...this could have been a completely different story altogether.
There is a common misconception about people with mental illness.
People associate violent crimes with mental illness and the truth is
the incidence of violent crime by people with mental illness is NO HIGHER
than in any other average group of people....in fact people who suffer
from mental illness are more likely to be a victim of a violent crime...
because people like that 'scumbag' who don't want to accept responsibility
for their actions perceive people with mental illness as 'seeing the devil'
So when stories like what that scumbag did hits the headlines this just
adds fuel to that miconception.
He should rot in jail where he belongs.