We should totally keep cutting spending on mental illness.
And if mental illness is characterised by religious mania and excessive drug taking?
Isn't that a symptom of the illness?
And what happens when the mentally ill refuse to take their medication because it makes them fell fuzzy. A friend of my mum's got murdered by her son with that excuse. Her daughters repeatedly warned her not to let him in the house because he was violent.
And I'm sick of hearing that drug addicts are mentally ill. The drugs often cause the illness. I don't know what the solution is, but being namby-pambies isn't one of them.
If this piece of dross claims he was mentally ill, he should still be locked away for life just to protect the community. That's the priority, not the well-being of the offender.