Over the past 12 years, New York City police have records of 14 encounters with Ms. Menendez, 31 years old, including nine arrests separate from the calls for help from her mother, the official said.
Two of the arrests—both in 2003—resulted in assault charges on accusations of attacking men, the official said, adding that she pleaded guilty but received no jail time.
Ms. Menendez's mother, Maricela Mera, told police on four separate occasions between 2005 and 2012 that her daughter was acting violently and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an illness marked by extreme shifts in mood. One police record said Ms. Menendez was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the official said.
This is the woman charged with pushing a man in front of a subway train, killing him.
The accused has had nine prior arrests in total and a history of violence that included formal documentation and contact with the authorities.
Look folks, there's nothing wrong with being crazy. Many people are. But there is something very wrong with our "nanny state" that both claims that you should not have any sort of right to self-defense and then at the same time lets people who have a demonstrated and documented record of being dangerous to others run around and do whatever they want to the rest of the population.
We have a long history of this. The man up in NY who shot and killed two firefighters was convicted of murdering his grandmother -- with a hammer. A couple of years ago I documented a case where a man in the Tampa area blew a hole in a Marshal who came to serve papers on him; he had twice been convicted of serious violent felonies including car and firearms theft (the first time) and criminal sexual assault (the second time), yet we once again let him out unsupervised and the third time he decided to blow a hole in a law enforcement official.
The fact is that when a bad guy (or gal) with murder on his or her mind shows up the only means of being able to rationally level the playing field and thus reduce the risk of serious injury or death for the intended victim is for the law-abiding citizen to be armed with the weapons of his or her choice.
The liberal disconnect on this matter is ridiculous and has such a disconnect with reality that one is forced to conclude that it's intentional, not an accident. Nobody could possibly be stupid enough to believe that the people should not be trusted with whatever guns they wish to own and at the same time someone who has a documented history of ignoring the law and using weapons in a violent manner against other people should be let out to roam the streets as they see fit, knowing full well that based on their history they will both acquire and use those very same weapons!
This is what the left wants to sell you.
If you fall for it -- even for a second -- your shoe size exceeds your IQ.
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