One thing is certain; she was denied a chance for healthy adolescence by society. You can expect a better outcome from better conditions.

You can expect; you don’t always get a better outcome.

Please don’t say that it’s not a 100% sure way to know the flower will grow.

I’d rather point out that it’s absurd to compare human development to a flower. The former is complex and multivariate; the latter is pretty much an “IF A THEN B” proposition.

That’s the first argument you’ll hear from middle-class people trying to wrap their heads around a high number of homeless in a first world country.

Indeed? Not my experience.

Yup, because the US is too busy punishing people to actually help them. Spending money on welfare directly affects spending money on incarceration.

No, it’s because we don’t invest in a mental health infrastructure. Unfortunately, these folks tend to end up on the streets.

You’re conflating two separate problems. Not all people with diagnosable mental illnesses commit crimes. Not all criminals have diagnosable mental illnesses.

Or, if you prefer, there is a difference between mental illness and criminality.

Spend more money to help people instead of punishing them after the fact.

I’ve always thought you can make the case for a better mental health infrastructure. I don’t know why you’re becoming argumentative about the problem.

What is right or wrong?

If you prefer “Legal” and “illegal” we can use those terms instead. Better?

Bigger Union, more diverse, and 3x less crime. No crazy tyrants or communism. Wait, what?

Perhaps you’re not aware that the US has horribly botched the socialization of its African American population, leading to the outsized incarceration issues you’re referring to.

What was even your point?

I hesitate to restate it, seeing how many tangents you’ve gone off on. But, simply put, it was this:

The person who commits a crime is responsible for committing the crime.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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