Citizens Commission on Human Rights

The Connection Between Psychiatric Practices And Murder

CCHR's website documents that in addition to the "Sandy Hook Elementary School" massacre, at least fourteen recent school shootings were committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, resulting in 109 wounded and 58 killed

CCHR announces its support for two Connecticut mothers, Sheila Mathews and Patricia Sabato, of the national parents' rights organization Able Child, who garnered hundreds of signatures from Sandy Hook residents backing the need for the Connecticut Medical Examiner Wayne Carver to release the toxicology reports of Adam Lanza - to determine whether Lanza was yet another in a long list of school shooters under the influence of psychiatric drugs.

Two Connecticut mothers, Sheila Matthews, co-founder of AbleChild, a national parents' rights organization, and Newtown resident, Patricia Sabato, recently took to the streets of Newtown, connecting with local residents and gathering signatures on a petition that requests the release of the complete autopsy/toxicology results and medical/psychiatric records of alleged shooter, Adam Lanza. It asks a simple but essential question-did prescription psychiatric drugs play a role in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting?

To back up the need for full disclosure of Lanza's records, the petition points out the undisputed fact that twenty two international drug regulatory warnings have been issued on psychiatric drugs which cited side effects of mania, psychosis, aggression, hostility, violence and even homicidal ideation

The Los Angeles Times article, "Adam Lanza's family had kept a watchful eye on him," cited sources who say Lanza had been 'medicated' as early as age 10. WFSB Eyewitness News, a Connecticut CBS affiliate, reported on Dec. 19th in the article, "Adam Lanza underwent psych evaluations in years past," that Adam Lanza "had some disorders" and Eyewitness News learned that Lanza "did undergo some sort of psychiatric evaluation sometime within the past few years."

CCHR's website documents that in addition to the "Sandy Hook Elementary School" massacre, at least fourteen recent school shootings were committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, resulting in 109 wounded and 58 killed. It also lists 22 international drug regulatory warnings that have been issued on psychiatric drugs causing side effects of mania, psychosis, aggression, hostility, violence and even homicidal ideation, yet there has never been a federal investigation into psychiatric drugs and acts of senseless violence

According to several media outlets, the Colorado theater killer, James Holmes had been "treated" by at least three mental health "professionals" including a psychiatrist prior to his rampage.

April 20, 1999: in Colorado at Columbine, 18-year-old Eric Harris was on the antidepressant Luvox when he and his partner Dylan Klebold killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded 23 others before taking their own lives in the bloodiest school massacre until now. The coroner confirmed that the antidepressant was in his system through toxicology reports, while Dylan Klebold's autopsy was never made public.

In another case, Alyssa Bustamante, a woman of Jefferson City, Mo., murdered her nine year old neighbor.The defence in the court case presented testimony that the anti-depressant drug Prozac may have played a role in the murder. It was reported that, "an increase in the dosage of Bustamante's Prozac prescription may have led her to kill Elizabeth",

In Alberta, three years ago, 12-year-old Jamie Richardson and 23-year- old Jeremy Steinke murdered Jasmine's family in a fit of rage. Jeremy Steinke was diagnosed with depression and Hyperactivity and treated with one or more of psychiatry's drugs.

19-year-old Robert Hawkins, who killed eight people and wounded five before committing suicide in an Omaha, Nebraska mall, is another kid- killer under the influence of psychiatric drugs .

Psychiatrist Dr Shabehram Lohrasbe told the court that Lakvinder Singh Khalon was severely depressed before he brutally murdered his 27-month-old daughter and was taking anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medication. Khalon had seen his psychiatrist only two days before the incident.

Illinois police confirmed that toxicology results show Illinois gunman Steven Kazmierczak had antidepressants in his system during his school shooting rampage-when he shot and killed five before committing suicide.

September 28, 2006: Bailey, Colorado: Duane Morrison, 53, entered Platte Canyon High School and shot and killed one girl, and sexually assaulted 6 others. Antidepressants were found in his vehicle.

March 21, 2005: Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota: 16-year-old Native American Jeff Weise was under the influence of the antidepressant Prozac when he shot and killed nine people and wounding five before committing suicide.

April 10, 2001: Wahluke, Washington: 16-year-old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle to his high school, and held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage while on a high dose of the antidepressant Effexor.

April 29 1999: A 14 year old boy shot two children, killing one, at W.R. Myers High School in Taber Alberta. He was student of the school who was seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed him Dexadrine just prior to the shooting.

March 22, 2001: El Cajon, California: 18-year-old Jason Hoffman was on two antidepressants, Effexor and Celexa, when he opened fire at his California high school wounding five.

March 7, 2000: Williamsport, Pennsylvania: 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush was on the antidepressant Prozac when she blasted away at fellow students in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, wounding one.

May 20, 1999: Conyers, Georgia: 15-year-old T.J. Solomon was being treated with a mix of antidepressants when he opened fire on and wounded 6 of his classmates.

April 16, 1999: Notus, Idaho: 15-year-old Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in his school narrowly missing students; he was taking a mix of antidepressants.

May 21, 1998: Springfield, Oregon: 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his own parents and then proceeded to school where he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 22. Kinkel had been on Prozac.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is an international psychiatric watchdog group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and the late Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights

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