Monday, June 23, 2014

Kenneth Bartley ordered to refrain from using drugs, alcohol after weekend incident at father's. Perhaps court ordered treatment instead of discouraging self-medication would have been a better option?

Check out this story, just happened at a bond hearing in a courtroom here in Knoxville.  

So ... rather than force treatment for his previously documented and long history of mental illness, the judge ordered him not to drink or use drugs, and returned him to the custody of his father whom he'd just assaulted along with two deputies? 

This same young man, Kenny Bartley, killed his high school principal a few years ago when he was "only 15" but only served limited time in prison due to technicality of his plea deal.  

Where is the treatment here? #TreatmentBeforeTragedy #TB4T

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