Friday, February 27, 2009

Mental illness = crime and violence II

First NSW magistrate John Favretto says an order preventing swimmer – and all-round psychopath, it seems to me – Nick D'Arcy should feel free to drink alcohol, as a court order stopping him from drinking at all would be setting him up to fail.

But it gets better:

“Mr Favretto said D'Arcy was not an alcoholic with a criminal history or a record of violence or mental illness, but a young man displaying poor impulse control”. (same URL)

It is hard to decide who is more deserving of an immediate jail sentence – thuggish but impeccably sane D'Arcy or the stigma- and hate-mongering Favretto.

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