I am one of these dangers to society that a letter writer wants to keep off the streets (and away from home). But this is Nazism and treason.
The "treatment" involves solitary confinement on the north wall (without heat) in 13 degree below zero temp. (The afternoon high was 2 degrees below zero.) This is how they treat the mentally-ill threats to society.
In 1975, three men were killed at home by " the night riders," all after 11 p.m. This was recorded in the Cahokia Journal.
Then it was my turn. A man quit work in St. Louis before noon. His wife (who began the ruckus) warned me with two kids waving baseball bats over their heads and shouting, "We are going to get you."
It seemed prudent to get "the law" (S&W 38).
My daughter (7 years old) cried that the man was coming.
I just got to "the law" when he charged in, swinging at me.
The judge and psychologist sent me to Chester. This is what they mean by "mental health system." But to their dismay, I lived.