Hate standing in line? Don't try this solution.

18-year-old with “cognative disabilities” attempts to shorten his wait by picking up an 8-year-old and tossing him to the concrete 30 feet below.

(eta that “!” in the title should have been a “?”)

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Kill the people ahead of you, what a novel solution. Nobody ever thought of that.

Fortunately, the 8-year-old was not killed, but the 18-year-old still faces the chance of jail time.

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The article mentions his cognitive disabilities, and also mentions that a “personal care assistant” was with him at the park that day (but not at the scene of the incident when it happened).

If he’s mentally deficient to the point that he’s a danger to the public, isn’t it appropriate to involuntarily commit him to a psychiatric institution? Or do we have to wait for him to push somebody in front of a bus?

That would be “one weird trick that eight year olds hate!”

Don’t like lines? Start a new one!

Does it work on screaming kids in restaurants too?

Only if they’re above the second story.

I have some experience here: sometimes waterslides at pools and parks require a separate fee or ticket, and the authorities that be won’t let a personal care assistant go up with someone who needs one without buying a ticket as well. You can say you’ll walk back down, but they tell you “No,” because they don’t want someone going back down the ladder. So you send the person up alone and pray nothing happens. And nearly always, nothing does-- when it does, it’s usually something along the lines of the person getting scared, and having no one to reassure them. I worked with people with cognitive disabilities for years, and the worst thing that ever happened was once, a small woman ran up to a large man, and kicked him in the shin, unprovoked, in the middle of a meltdown about something, I don’t remember what. We apologized profusely to him, but he actually seemed to find it kind of funny. She ended up being put on a medication to calm her down, so she had fewer meltdowns in the first place. But aside from occasionally pinching staff (who knew the job was dangerous when they took it), she never hurt anyone else.

FWIW, there really aren’t psychiatric institutions that keep people under lock and key all the time anymore. There are a very few places for people who have committed really heinous crimes, and been found not guilty by reason of insanity, but that plea succeeds very rarely (and it’s rarely used in the first place), so those institutions are few and far between.

He’s probably going to go to a regular prison, and get put in a special population. He’ll have a personal attendant, who will probably be another prisoner, who has had a really good record of behavior in the prison, and so is allowed to do that kind of work. But he’ll serve a sentence like anyone else, and get released.

Unless he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity. He’ll probably be advised not to, though, because he won’t be facing a very long sentence, and when you are committed on an insanity plea, it’s indefinite.