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The “reasonable person standard” makes no allowance for the mentally ill. The archaic (170 year old) guiding legal principle de facto identifies the “mentally ill” as persons who are “not Reasonable” and therefore belong to a criminal class. Mentally ill persons and “addicts” are jailed rather than treated medically, even when the “crime” is nonviolent, or not a crime at all.
“Reasonable Person”: Legal Definition and Application
A phrase frequently used in tort and Criminal Lawto denote a hypothetical person in society who exercises average care, skill, and judgment in conduct and who serves as a comparative standard for determining liability.
The decision as to whether or not an accused person is guilty of a given offense might involve the application of an objective test (Are you kidding?) in which the conduct of the accused is compared to that of a reasonable person under similar circumstances. In most cases, persons with greater than average skills, or with special duties to society, are held to a higher standard of care. For example, a physician who aids a person in distress is held to a higher standard of care than is an ordinary person.
If this doesn’t terrify an Asperger, nothing will!
That is: A hypothetical Neurotypical is the model for a reasonable person. An Asperger, as well as vast array of select “nonconforming” human beings, will be judged in the legal system by neurotypical behavior. So be forewarned…
The archaic (170 year old) guiding legal principle “reasonable person” de facto identifies people who are not “reasonable” – as defined by cultural, social and psychological prejudices, as belonging to a criminal class. This judgement is not about “taking responsibility for one’s actions”; this is refusal on the part of the “ruling classes” to recognize their own insincere rationalizations for not doing anything productive about the reality of poverty, addiction, mental illness and their own cruel belief that they ought to be spared the annoying presence of “defective” individuals.
The Social pyramid, again, but this time, the “superior person” is supposedly held to higher stands of behavior! What a Joke! Corporations, wealthy individuals, financial criminals and government employees are generally exempt from criminal prosecution and punishment via loopholes in laws, (Laws which they often “help” to write). Teams of lawyers, a swinging door between public and private sectors (influence) and the “old boy” system of privileged behavior and money decide “the fate” of “superior” people.
Meanwhile, the “rest of the population” is expected to “straighten up” when subjected to “Christian compassion, mercy and charity” in the federal and state prison systems, a horrific American cesspool that is run on brutality, inhumane conduct, and is overseen by psychologists, who spout rhetoric while aiding and abetting torture, and in fact, tacitly approve the INCREASE in mental and physical distress in human beings. The common complaint by the “experts” in “human behavior is that drugs are the answer, but “they” stop taking their medications, so we have to lock them up.
Where have we seen this “program model” before? If it works on rats, it will work on humans.
So… just stop being “poor, mentally ill, addicted to drugs “eccentric” and social typicals will be happy!
A video that allows the blatantly befuddled and hypocritical “experts” to expose their lack of comprehension as to the consequences of their own stupidity.