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  • On Wed, 1 Jul 2015, 9:34am PDT in More than 25% killed by cops were mentally ill, P N Dr Lo R said:

    This is where we are 50 years after JFK signed his last legislation on 10/31/63 in the decade that was going to solve all problems of human existence--The Community Mental Health Act, which effectively, along with subsequent court rulings, emptied state run mental institutions of their patients and placed control of mental health in the hands of the federal government which would help these people in homes in the communities in which they lived. Concurrent with that, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 placed rights above every other consideration and it's rights that have won during the last 50 years. So cities filled up with legions of mentally ill people wandering about who were termed "homeless".

    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/11/26/the-double-standard-of-forced-treatment/

    The result is that today the first people in authority a mentally ill person is likely to encounter is the local police since they can't be forcibly placed into treatment unless they hurt themselves or someone else.

    "Recent studies suggest that at least 16 percent of inmates in jails and prisons have a
    serious mental illness. In 1983 a similar study reported that the percentage was
    6.4 percent. Thus, in less than three decades, the percentage of seriously mentally ill
    prisoners has almost tripled."

    "It is now extremely difficult to find a bed for a seriously mentally ill person who needs
    to be hospitalized. In 1955 there was one psychiatric bed for every 300 Americans. In
    2005 there was one psychiatric bed for every 3,000 Americans. Even worse, the
    majority of the existing beds were filled with court-ordered (forensic) cases and thus
    not really available." E. Fuller Torrey MD

  • On Mon, 29 Jun 2015, 9:12pm PDT in Canadians to experiment with guaranteed annual income, P N Dr Lo R said:

    You give me $15,000, I give you $15,000.

  • On Mon, 29 Jun 2015, 7:05pm PDT in SpaceX rocket explodes after launch, P N Dr Lo R said:

    Do you think they're getting nervous up there?

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