Overturn release of Vince Li
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After the horrific and violent beheading of Timothy Mclean,in 2008. Vince Li has received treatment for his mental issues specifically schizophrenia which triggered a psychotic episode. He has now been deemed fit to return to society by the Manitoba Criminal Court Review. This is a direct blow to the family of Tim Mclean, I am sure we all sympathize with this family and their terrible loss. Vince Li viciously took this young man's life and then proceeded the guesome act of cannibalism. The public does not want this man living in our neighborhood or riding on our transit system , living near our schools. This decision only shows the weaknesses in our judicial system a simple slap on the wrist will not be tolerated by us. You are asking us to trust in his last evaluation stating he is unlikely to reoffend. Unlikely to reoffend is of little comfort to the citizens of this country. The unimaginable horror of this murder became all too real and had a huge impact on our country , destroyed some families and traumatized many of our citizens. The devastation didn't cease on that day a first responder took his life due to extreme ptsd in 2014. At the very least monitoring Li 's medication and psychiatric care surely would calm some of the fears in our province. It is unfortunate the Mr Li aka Will Baker suffers from such a debilitating illness however his violent and grotesque actions in 2008 are still very fresh for Canadian people. We do not seek vengeance we seek justice and Justice you are failing us, accountability that is what we want Tim McLean mattered his life meant something to many people. Please keep sharing this petition we cannot be silent!!!!!!
Vince Li was already found unfit to stand trial , because at the time of his brutal attack he was found not criminally responsible. He cannot be retried again due to double jeopardy.
We must as a nation demand that the government is willing to bring funding for mental health awareness . That our laws protect the victims of violent crimes first . Until such time Vince Li /Will Baker should remain institutionalized with 24 hour monitoring of his medication and consistent evaluations on their effectiveness.
By Jane Framingham, Ph.D.
~ 3 min read
For people with schizophrenia, a common question is, “How long is medication needed to treat schizophrenia?” The answer is usually: people most benefit from taking medication for schizophrenia most of their lives. But there are a few challenges with taking any medication for such a long period of time, including reduced effectiveness and unwanted long-term side effects.
Antipsychotic medications — including newer atypical antipsychotics — reduce the risk of future psychotic episodes in patients who have schizophrenia. Even with continued drug treatment, some people will typically suffer relapses — but far higher relapse rates are seen when medication is discontinued. In most cases, it would not be accurate to say that continued drug treatment prevents relapses; rather, it reduces their intensity and frequency. The treatment of severe psychotic symptoms generally requires higher dosages than those used for maintenance treatment. If symptoms reappear on a lower dosage, a temporary increase in dosage may prevent a full-blown relapse.
Sticking to the Treatment Plan
Criminal Code Mental Review Board
The Criminal Code Mental Disorder Review Board
James Knoll, MD
Director of forensic psychiatry, New Hampshire Department of Corrections, assistant professor of psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
Feigned schizophrenia symptoms usually won’t deceive the clinician who watches for clues and is skilled in recognizing the real thing.
Reputed Cosa Nostra boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante deceived “the most respected minds in forensic psychiatry” for years by malingering schizophrenia.1Ultimately, he admitted to maintaining his charade from 1990 to 1997 during evaluations of his competency to stand trial for racketeering.
A lesson from this case—said a psychiatrist who concluded Gigante was malingering—is, “When feigning is a consideration, we must be more critical and less accepting of our impressions when we conduct and interpret a psychiatric examination…than might be the case in a typical clinical situation.”2
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