Jeffrey Lieberman M.D

New York Times | Opinion – How to Halt the Violence

New York Times • Aug 28 2015

WHEN Vester Lee Flanagan II fatally shot a television reporter and a cameraman in the midst of a live interview in Moneta, Va., it was a scene that has become all too familiar to us.

In all these scenarios, we learn after the fact that the perpetrator has had a troubled past in which he exhibited bizarre and disruptive behavior, and frequently a history of diagnosed but untreated mental illness. The media and public erupt in outrage, but after the chest thumping and soul searching, nothing is ever done.