You may recall that on 22 July 2011, Anders Breivik bombed the government buildings in Oslo, Norway, which resulted in eight deaths. He then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers’ Youth League on the island of UtÃ¸ya where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers.
A 10 April 2012 article (“Psychiatry May Also Face Scrutiny at Norway Killerâ€™s Trial”) on a New York Times blog discussesÂ two court-ordered psychiatric assessments.
After an earlier psychiatric report declared him to be a paranoid schizophrenic living in a delusional universe, a second evaluation by different Norwegian psychiatrists found Breivik to be legally sane.
“The clinical disagreement prompted some Norwegian news media to speculate that the methods of psychiatric evaluation would also be put on trial along with Mr. Breivik when hearings begin.”
Well, pardon me for the sarcasm, but “duh!” What has CCHR been saying for the last 43 years?
Eroding Justice – Psychiatry’s Corruption of Law
Psychiatric “expert” witnesses are widely criticized for providing testimony to suit their client’s purposes. They have only theories and conflicting opinions about their diagnoses and methods, and are lacking any scientific basis for these.
Dr. Margaret Hagen, author of Whores of the Court, The Fraud of Psychiatric Testimony and the Rape of American Justice (1997), said, “Why not just flip pennies or draw cards? Why not put on a blindfold and choose without being able to identifity the patients? It could hardly hurt [a diagnostic] accuracy rate that hovers at less than one out of three times correct…”
Psychiatry is not based on science and has failed to cure insanity, orÂ predict it or even diagnose it, despite taxpayer funding in the billions of dollars, and it should no longer be accepted as an authority by our courts.
For more information, download and read the free CCHR booklet on psychiatry’s corruption of law by clicking here.