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3 minutes ago, finlo said:

On a similar note there's a story on IOM today where a young lass puts out a cry for help and ends up getting fined for her troubles!

It's not clear from the article what she was actually convicted of (possibly a traffic offence or not stopping when instructed).  But it's telling that the police took her "into custody due to concerns for her welfare".  Actually if you google her name you will find a number of convictions in the last year including for arson.  She clearly has severe mental health issues as well as a combination of self-destructiveness and attention seeking.  She's also clearly very irritating to deal with. 

This is yet another case where the police seem to have been left to pick up the pieces of the failure of the mental health services to really engage with difficult cases.  While it's clear that stationing mental health nurses at Police HQ has helped a lot, it's basically an admission that the 'official' mental health system was failing to help so badly that other parts of government had to employ specialists just to get people into the system and provide 'first aid'.

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2 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

She's also clearly very irritating to deal with. 

Without going into any details, this is a fact I can vouch for from first hand observational experience.

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26 minutes ago, Sheldon said:

In itself, absolutely, but Ms McGhee is no stranger to the Court and whatever her other issues she appears to be able to play the system like a fiddle.

Teenager's offences during three-week crime spree

Sounds like someone who has problems IMHO not a dangerous criminal. Most of that is for shouting and swearing at cops, getting pissed and making nuisance calls. Just sounds like a troubled person who can’t cope. 

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41 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

That report is hilarious 

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=53253

So they chased a 17 year old girl on a moped through the streets of Douglas like Starsky and Hutch because she was troubled and actually didn’t throw herself off Douglas Head. Perhaps they were looking to talk to her in order to ascertain why she didn’t kill herself to see if they could do her for wasting police time or not? 

That press report reads exactly like the script synopsis for a 1960s French art house comedy film.

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41 minutes ago, Declan said:

I don't see how that prosecution was in the public interest. 

You can't really blame the police for that - they had to arrest her for something to protect her (and possibly others) from herself.  Why the AG's Office decided to prosecute is a different matter, but the only thing they seem to be able to handle nowadays is this sort of low level stuff.

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9 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

That press report reads exactly like the script synopsis for a 1960s French art house comedy film.

Staring Audrey Hepburn as Lisa McGhee, and Jean-Paul Belmondo as Sergeant Eddie Quirk from Traffic 

 

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20 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Staring Audrey Hepburn as Lisa McGhee, and Jean-Paul Belmondo as Sergeant Eddie Quirk from Traffic 

 

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Exactly!

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2 hours ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Sounds like someone who has problems IMHO not a dangerous criminal. Most of that is for shouting and swearing at cops, getting pissed and making nuisance calls. Just sounds like a troubled person who can’t cope. 

"Troubled person" often translates as scrote

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3 minutes ago, display name said:

You're right,feckless dimwit it is

You seem to also have a very low view of people less fortunate than yourself. Are these forums now sponsored by the Daily Mail? Both those reports suggest someone who is troubled rather than any major threat to society. 

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1 minute ago, thesultanofsheight said:

You seem to also have a very low view of people less fortunate than yourself.

Absolutely.  Less fortunate  can be self inflicted

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8 minutes ago, display name said:

Absolutely.  Less fortunate  can be self inflicted

Less fortunate is normally the result of terrible parenting and other bad circumstances. 

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Just now, thesultanofsheight said:

Less fortunate is normally the result of terrible parenting and other bad circumstances. 

 

 

1 minute ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Less fortunate is normally the result of terrible parenting and other bad circumstances. 

Or repeating yourself?

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