Hopefully the general public realizes that not all untreated schizophrenics are capable of the horrors Mr. Lee apparently was. It is by actions such as his that people come to fear the mentally ill. Schizophrenia is an affliction you would not wish on your worst enemy but most schizophrenics are of more danger to themselves than others.
Schizophrenics deserve our sympathy and support with their ongoing struggles with this incurable disease that, by its nature, alienates them from others including family. Symptoms such as hearing voices that no one else makes it very difficult to relate to others. Some respond well to medications, have strong friend and family supports and are able to lead very normal productive lives. Others are not so lucky and possibly due to side effects of strong medications, degree of illness, life’s hardships and lack of community support and understanding are unable to maintain their mental health.
Generalized ignorant comments by those who do not understand this disease, and you do not unless you have actually loved or lived with someone with schizophrenia, only make their situation worse.