Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mental Illness Incidents

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Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline

Is mental illness a cause of terroristic crimes or just a cover story? People hear voices or think they are targeted by electronic waves. Or they just lie about being crazy "halal twinkie" defense

* Faking Mental Illness

  • Year 2015

    1 killed March 20, 2015 New Orleans Airport TSA Attacked by Man With Machete, Bombs Richard White, 63. is believed to have carried out a machete attack Friday night in New Orleans died late Saturday. Police were investigating "a mental illness component"

    February 24, 2015 'American Sniper' trial: Chris Kyle killer 'used Seinfeld to fake insannity The Independent Feb 24, 2015 - The man accused of killing “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle may have learned how to fake insanity from watching the TV programme ...prosecution witness told the court at the trial of Eddie Ray Routh that there were “suspicious” similarities between the apparently unsettled ramblings of the defendant and certain storylines on the hit US sitcom.  for the prosecution, forensic psychologist Dr Randall Price said he believed Routh to be suffering from “cannabis-induced psychosis”, a paranoid disorder worsened by the use of alcohol and marijuana. Price repeatedly accused Routh of “setting the stage” for an insanity defence with stories about “seeing neighbours and friends as turning into pig-human hybrids”. Prosecutors: Defendant used 'Seinfeld' to fake insanity ...CNN Feb 23, 2015 - Prosecutors in the "American Sniper" murder trial say defendant Eddie Ray ... Prosecutors: Defendant used 'Seinfeld' to fake insanity .... answered the one question that still haunts the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

  • Year 2014

    1 killed August 11, 2014  Unarmed Ezell Ford Shot Trying To Grab Police Weapon When Los Angeles police anti-gang officers conducted an "investigative stop" of 25-year-old Ezell Ford on a Los Angeles sidewalk, he "wheeled around and basically tackled the lead officer," then went after his weapon, an LAPD spokesperson told the LA Times. His mother claims he was known to have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and was lying on the ground, complying with the officers' orders, when he was shot in the back.  He was one of four notable cases of unarmed black men killed by police

    1 killed 2 wounded July 24, 2014 Mercy General Hospital Gunman Richard Plotts  At the Philadelphia PA area Mercy Fitzgerald hospital, Richard Plotts is the suspect named in killing a caseworker and intended to kill many others before he was shot by a doctor who also had a gun. He has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, and ranted about the hospital's 'gun-free' policy (political issue)  The shooting was inside the psychiatric unit inside psychiatrist Dr. Lee Silverman’s office. The doctor was also wounded but shot Plotts three times

    1 killed - school stabbing of teacher July 4, 2014 France Kindergarten Teacher Stabbed to Death In Front Of Students By Mother At the the Edouard Herriot school in Albi in southern France, a mother of a new student stabbed and killed a French kindergarten teacher in her classroom with a knife as students watched Friday morning -- the last day of school before summer break. The suspect was taken into custody, and was the mother of a child who'd been attending the school only for a month and a half. The mother apparently had “serious psychiatric problems”

    Feb 1, 2014  Prosecutor says Weymouth murder suspect is faking mental illness The Enterprise
    Rudolph is charged with killing his mother, his sister and his mother's ... Prosecutor says Weymouth murder suspect is faking mental illness  ...

    Year 2013

    Aaron Alexis Navy Yard attack: His actions, though thoroughly condemned, were explained away as the wayward and solitary acts of a mentally disturbed individual.  Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the ... www.washingtonpost.com Sep 24, 2013 - Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya ...They rather pointed to his history of mental illness and paranoia, such as ....Aaron Alexis who perpetrated the mass killing at Washington’s Navy Yard is part of the now familiar pattern of lone gunmen striking at American society with sickening frequency. There was no rational, political, social, or religious arguments behind what Alexis did. His actions, though thoroughly condemned, were explained away as the wayward and solitary acts of a mentally disturbed individual. America made the right noises–the president said the right words–and then went about its business. The American media, after sniffing about for any Muslim connection and discovering none, did not use the word “terror” to describe the incident at the Navy Yard. Terrorism has unfortunately become a shorthand for “a violent act committed by a Muslim.”

    February 13, 2014 Former Cuban Boxer Gregorio Maso Ramirez Kills Nursery Coworker Gregorio Maso Ramirez, 58, of St. Paul, turned himself in and admitted to investigators that he brought a knife to work and stabbed coworker Uriel Navarro Ortiz, 44, of Fridley. The stabbing was at the lunchroom at Bailey Nurseries in Newport Minnesota as Ramirez became enraged after Ortiz turned down an offer for a ride home. According to another worker, the offer was odd because he "hated" Ortiz". Doctors believe he has paranoid delusions due to impairments similar to Dementia Pugilistica caused by head impacts, and that he probably believed Ortiz and prison guards were trying to kill him with poison gas, and only attacked an officer to get a gun to commit suicide. His mental illness may have been due to his career when Ramirez was a member of Cuba's Olympic boxing teams in 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams and later coached its national team. DP, also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been identified in some professional boxers, football players and others who may have experienced multiple concussions or head trauma. It can cause death, but this is apparently the only case ever linked to a murder.

    Year 2012

    Jan 26, 2012 Jeremy Bentley faked insanity to avoid capital murder ... The Huntsville Times  - Jeremy Bentley faked insanity to avoid capital murder conviction, ... "My opinion is that he is at risk of killing again due to past behaviors,"

    Why Can't Terrorists Be Mentally Ill, Too? The Nation Jul 25, 2012 · A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

    Year 2011

    September 10, 2013 Anna Lindh killer 'faked mental illness The Guardian Aug 29, 2011 - The man who killed the Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh in 2003 has told a newspaper that he faked mental illness during his trial... Lindh died in the early morning of 11 September 2003 after what at first appeared to be bungled purse snatching while shopping in Stockholm on the afternoon of 10 September. But rather than a snatch and grab, she was stabbed in the chest, abdomen and arms in what appeared to be a targeted attack as Lindh was not protected by bodyguards from the Swedish Security Service and it look similar to the death prime minister Olof Palme in 1986 (the first murder of a government member in modern Swedish history). Mijailo Mijailović is the self-confessed and convicted assassin, born in Stockholm, Sweden 1978 to non-Muslim parents from Serbia, where muslims are a minority. He confessed to the killing, saying voices he believes came from Jesus told him to kill, but later claims he lied to doctors that he heard voices in his head. Police believe it was not a politically motivated attack. Mijailo Mijailovic, 25, told prosecutors that he didn't know specifically who told him to kill Lindh, but said: "I think it is Jesus. That he has chosen me," according to a transcript of the confession.  Mijailovic confessed Jan. 6 to the attack but told prosecutors and his defence lawyer that it was a random act. Later he admitted he was motivated by a hatred of politicians, whom he blamed for his own failings in life. His earlier claim that voices in his head had encouraged him to stab Lindh was a ploy to receive psychiatric care instead of a prison sentence, the 32-year-old told the Swedish newspaper. "I was rambling to get psychiatric care. Everything was made up. I didn't hear voices," he was quoted as saying. "The more you ramble, the more the doctors listen to you.  Mijailovic also said he had taken the sedative Flunitrazepam, or Rohypnol, before the killing.

    Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, was assassinated on 28 February 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden, at 23:21 hours Central European Time (22:21 UTC). Palme was fatally wounded by a single gunshot while walking home from a cinema with his wife Lisbet Palme on the central Stockholm street Sveavägen. Mrs. Palme was slightly wounded by a second shot. The couple did not have bodyguards at the time. Although more than 130 people have confessed to the murder, the case remains unsolved, and a number of theories as to who carried out the murder have been proposed.[1]

    Year 2010

    James Lee, the Unabomber, and Mental Illness vs. Terrorism greenisthenewred by Will Potter Sep 3, 2010 - James Lee, the Unabomber, and Mental Illness vs. Terrorism... He says, “They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars.

    April 2009

    Taiwan police arrest man "possessed by ghosts" for throwing money ...  Apr 13, 2009 - TAIPEI, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan police on Sunday arrested a 43-year-old man for throwing 1,000 New Taiwan dollar (30 U.S. dollar) ...admitted during police questioning that he may have thrown over one million New Taiwan dollars worth of banknotes on the road. Chen said the money was made by selling his housing properties and that he was "possessed by five ghosts." Chen's mother said he was mentally unstable because of drug addictions. Man arrested for throwing money | News.com.au April 13, 2009 - Man arrested for giving away $41000 Endangerment, destruction of currency State of mind "wasn't normal"
    March 2009

    March 26, 2009 Terror Suspect Aafia Siddiqui Faked Mental Illness, Prosecutors New York Times Say By BENJAMIN WEISER A federal prosecutor in Manhattan said Thursday that two government psychiatrists had concluded that Aafia Siddiqui, Afghanistan had been faking her symptoms of mental illness. An earlier court-ordered psychological evaluation had concluded that the neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, 37, was unfit for trial as a result of a mental disease

    Year 2006

    Omeed Aziz Popal, originally of Afghanistan, struck 18 pedestrians and killing one in the San Francisco Bay Area with his black Honda Pilot SUV on August 30, 2006.[1][2] Popal was 29 at the time of the attack. In 2008, a San Francisco judge ruled Popal not guilty by reason of insanity and committed him to a state psychiatric facility. According to the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, Popal was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had a history of severe mental illness. He had been involuntarily committed for mental treatment twice within the six months before the attacks.[3]
    Year 1843

    The Insanity Defense: A Closer Look Insanity Cases Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski Abortion clinic shooter John Salvi III Millionaire murderer John du Pont  Friday, February 27, 1998 Daniel M'Naghten was a wo odworker who believed he was the target of a conspiracy involving the pope and British Prime Minister Robert Peel. In 1843, M'Naghten traveled to 10 Downing Street to ambush Peel, but mistakenly shot and killed Peel's secretary. During the ensuing trial, several psychiatrists testified M'Naghten was delusional. A jury agreed, declaring him not guilty by reason of insanity.