Toynbee's Children #1
(An occasional series on people who do bad things because the State isn't spending enough money)
Need admission to mental hospital, but they keep throwing you out for dealing on the ward ? Why not push a stranger under a train ?
"Christophe Duclos was left slumped on the tracks with a severed left arm and broken bones after he was sent flying into the path of a fast-moving Underground train during rush hour. A Frenchman who had worked in Britain for six years, he died in hospital three days later. "
As Polly has pointed out, "Depression is largely curable with drugs and therapy, but only a quarter of people get treatment. Mental illness causes half of Britain's disability, but claims just 12% of resources."
And the Guardian shows where its priorities lie with the headline "Tube killer wanted to go into care ". The poor killer was just another victim of society.
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