lonewolfswift Wrote:
Jan 17, 2013 11:38 AM
Accessibility is NOT the issue that is addressed in this article. The mentally ill, even those with a documented affliction for violence or mayhem cannot be held for treatment. They can be jailed briefly, their criminal records can expand - but they have more rights than society at large to be protected from them. When I lived in the city, there was a homeless psychotic who routinely walked around drooling, carrying a butcher knife....he'd go to jail for a few days, they's shave him, clean him up and then he'd be right back on the street. The cops told me they could not hold him and he refused mental health treatment so there was nothing to be done. Thank you ACLU.