September 22, 2003

DEFINING MADNESS

Itís Adelaideís version of the Mariel boatlift:

A paranoid schizophrenic who killed a homeless man in Adelaide's parklands has been given Supreme Court permission to move to Mildura to live with his family.

Lincoln Jason Williams, 33, spent six years receiving treatment before Justice John Perry last month decided he was well enough to leave South Australia to return to Victoria.

Thatís an interesting new legal definition of sanity. A person is well enough to leave South Australia ...

Posted by Tim Blair at September 22, 2003 02:35 PM
Comments

I will never be able to leave.

Posted by: Gary at September 22, 2003 at 03:19 PM

Reminds me when Don Dunstan made homosexuality legal in SA , a SA-resident friend said he was leaving SA for Victoria, ".. before that bastard Dunstan makes poofterism bloody compulsory.

Posted by: Bushy at September 22, 2003 at 03:21 PM

Tim you are bashing us poor crow eaters too much. I mean jeez we are in a pretty fragile state after the weekend - enough said. Dont make me come over there and turn you into a South Australian term deposit....... think Snowtown......

Posted by: Rob at September 22, 2003 at 03:52 PM

I must be clinicly insane then, because i won't be leaving for quite awhile yet.

Posted by: Swift at September 22, 2003 at 04:28 PM

Swift, considering some of your previous posts on various topics, I never doubted it for a second.

Posted by: Todd at September 22, 2003 at 04:33 PM

If Swift is in Adelaide I'm going back onto Zoloft.

Posted by: Gary at September 22, 2003 at 04:51 PM

Gee, Gary, you really *are* a little mentally fragile, no? You live in a city also inhabited by someone you disagree with, are informed of same, and the result's a headlong dive for the happy pills?

Or do I just not get satire?

Posted by: Thom at September 22, 2003 at 05:30 PM

I'm in the same town as the guy who writes TIM B.LIAR. He even has gigs with his "band" at the Espy. Doesn't that qualify for a life-time of free drugs?

Posted by: Jake D at September 22, 2003 at 05:43 PM

The "free drugs" argument is seductive, but the ones you can get for (nearly) nix are not the ones I want.

(Hint -- beer, pot.)

Posted by: Thom at September 22, 2003 at 05:47 PM

By moving to Victoria, Williams raised the IQ level in both States.

Posted by: (Rob No.1) at September 22, 2003 at 05:49 PM

Just pee -essing -- played at the Espy a few times myself. Quite handy with the free beer, a bit skinny on the actual cash.

Geez -- must be a pub!

Posted by: Thom at September 22, 2003 at 05:57 PM

Anyone mentally fit to leave S.A. wouldn't be living there in the first place.

Posted by: Keith at September 23, 2003 at 10:11 AM