I actually find it hard to believe that drugs weren’tinvolved.
Dude gets shot six times while eating another dude’s face and didn’t stop until he was dead?
Even on pure adrenaline it’s very difficult to see a sober person doing such a thing.
On top of that, previous accounts of similarly crazy behavior being linked to people using a drug that has become increasingly more common in use seems to point to at least the possibility that this incident could be related to the drug. If not this particular drug, then surely another drug.
If the toxicology reports haven’t been released, then what should the media do then? Sit on its hands and just wait or try to at least make some educated guesses that are more reasonable then the internet jumping to the conclusion of a zombie apocalypse?
Honestly your insistence that this might not be drug related confuses me, unless you have some better explanation to offer.
‘Cause I think going with the one that makes the most sense sounds pretty good unless somebody actually offers evidence to refute it.
You seem very intent on wanting to blame drugs for the problem. I know many people who have used LSD, the original conjecture, and none of them have ever demonstrated the urge to chew off another person’s face even on a “bad trip”. (“Bad trips” usually just lead to extreme paranoia and panic.) PCP, another early suggestion, may induce violent behavior, but not to this degree. In extreme cases, it mostly just causes people to ignore physical pain until the effects wear off.
In all honesty, mental instability or disorder is the most likely explanation for this kind of behavior. Mental disorders have been shown to be exacerbated when used in conjunction with certain psychoactive chemicals, but to insist that “drugs” are the immediate cause of this situation betrays a lack of knowledge of the actual effects of the drugs being blamed.
When this misinformation is perpetuated in news and commentary, it leads to the “fear-mongering” I spoke of, which, in turn, reduces the possibility of the necessary research and study on drugs so that we can accurately determine long-term effects and side-effects.
Many recreational drugs are perfectly safe when used in the proper dosages and environments.
Edit: I was told by one of my friends that they are reporting that he may have been under the effects of mephedrone (one of the ubiquitous “bath salts” drugs), but I have never heard of any report prior to this that it elicits this type of behavior.
I linked you to one.
Also, LSD is not the same thing. This drug is… something else. Aside from the fact that bath salts are a stimulant whereas LSD is a hallucinogenic. I’m not trying to demonize drug users, but recognizing that not all drugs are equal and there exists drugs that will totally fuck you up and do way more harm than good is just being smart. LSD is different from methamphetamine which is different from ecstasy which is difference from crack cocaine which is different from krokodil.
Regardless, I’m more inclined to believe reports from an emergency room doctor that has actually dealt with patients on bath salts then you.
The president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Armando Aguilar believes the entire incident is the fault of a new drug trend that has led to similar incidents. Emergency room doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital said they too have seen a major increase in cases linked to the street drug called “bath salts” or what is sometimes referred to on the street as “the new LSD”.
“We noticed an increase probably after Ultra Fest,” said emergency room Dr. Paul Adams, at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
In many of the cases, Dr. Adams said the person’s temperature has risen to an extremely high level, they’ve become very aggressive. Some have used their jaws as a weapon during attacks. Dr. Adams said the patients were in a state of delirium.
They were “Extremely strong, I took care of a 150 pound individual who you would have thought he was 250 pounds,” Dr. Adams said. “It took six security officers to restrain the individual.”
Adams said the extreme strength and violence of patients on “bath salts” has become a significant threat to all those charged with the task of trying to help those high on the drug, which unlike the original LSD is a stimulant.
“It’s dangerous for the police,” Adams said. “It’s dangerous for the fire fighters. It’s dangers for the hospital workers taking care of them because they come in, they have to be restrained both chemically and physically and you’re asking for someone to get hurt.”
It is not an unreasonable assumption to make and quite frankly I find your theory about the victim being mentally ill severely lacking.
So your theory has about as much weight as mine, if not less.