Mudcat Café message #3075833 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134829   Message #3075833
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
16-Jan-11 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Child protection agencies, and laws enabling involuntary evaluation, as Bobert suggests, sometimes seem to do little. They are hampered by a legal system which requires proof (a witness, etc.). Relatives bring actions to release the person being held responsible. School teachers and others outside the legal system are afraid that they will end up as the victims of suits or school boards who hate 'fuss'. Facilities for evaluation are short of money. Etc. Etc.

Correcting the system is difficult unless the public gets involved in a large way, and many people don't want to be bothered. Then they raise holy hell when they are affected.