The young male perpetrator of the attack was known to have mental illness and behavioral problems,......Well, what do you we usually do with rabid animals?
We find a house, quite possibly in your neighborhood, and transform it into a private asylum for the individual being placed there. Special “unbreakable” furniture, plexi windows that don’t open except for a crack (sometimes bars across on the inside to keep them from peeling the windows out of the frames), 1500lb magnetic locks on all external doors, and 24hr staffing are pretty common. Some require more than one person on duty and have special seclusion (”rubber rooms”) for when behaviors get more extreme.
Many of those most of you would guess are in hospitals are in fact living next door to you. Some of these people really don’t belong on the outside. Its not that they tend to attack staff, that’s a regular occurrence, its that too often these people do get out when they shouldn’t be and do present a danger not to just themselves but to members of the community.
I would like to blame the problem on the judges and doctors that knowingly release these individuals into community care settings but, its the legislators of the states that have refused to properly address the problems since they began in the 60s. Its only going to get worse. The legislators are cowed by the “disability rights” crowd and NAMI con artists on the left and afraid to raise taxes to pay for proper care due to the “fiscally responsible” on the right so they aren’t going to stick their necks out with an ever looming election. Both activist groups entirely wrong and not having any understanding of the situation and neither side will listen to those that know better than them.