On Sat, 14 May 2022 12:15:21 -0700, Dimensional Traveler
To me that makes a lot more sense than in Canada where release of a
psychiatric patient is completely out of the hands of the court and in
the hands of the doctor.
One case we had had involved a guy who had murdered his two children
and attempted to murder his wife - and got a psychiatric order. 10
years later he tells his psychiatrist he wants to visit a certain town
for coffee and treats - and his doctor LETS him!
The point being that after this tragedy his ex has relocated from
where the crimes happened (and the murders and attempted murder WERE
crimes despite his sentence of "not criminally responsible") to a
different town 100+ miles away. Guess which town? Guess where he
wanted to be free to go? And under our system the ex wasn't entitled
to information about his release or location - fortunately saner heads
prevailed and the release order got quashed.
To me wanting to go to her new home town both shows planning and
malice and the very idea he could be in a position to be at large and
surprise her is criminally stupid - and I'm grateful to the judge who
overruled the doctor since it's clear any restraining order would be
immediately breached likely with tragic results. Asking to go their to
me shows both sanity and criminal intent and very much says a desire
to re-initiate contact.
At the very least these facts show reasonable doubt and in the case of
someone who had lost her children and had been on the receiving end of
attempted murder there's no way I'd give him the benefit of doubt.
How that doctor who allowed such a thing (which again was quashed when
it came to public attention) should be deemed to be offering effective
patient care is completely beyond me.
This is the original news story that doesn't cover the reversal of the
order: (By the way Merritt, BC is nearly 300 km from where the ex
lives now in one of the outer Vancouver suburbs)