Psychiatrists Can’t Predict Mass Shootings — Meanwhile, Let the Public Defend Itself
National Review ^| January 11, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
Posted on 1/11/2017, 12:56:34 PM by richardb72
Pouring money into mental-health care won’t stop mass public shootings. Unfortunately, psychiatry is far from a perfect science.
There has already been a lot of second-guessing about Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, who killed five people and wounded eight at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport on Friday. Despite extensive psychological evaluations, many psychiatrists had failed to identify Santiago as a danger to others. One of Santiago’s brothers blames the government.
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