sean242 Wrote:
Jan 25, 2013 2:11 AM
While technically correct, Steve of CA tries to make the legislation sound bad. What had happened in CA was that too many persons with minor mental health issues were virtually incarcerated. When that legislation took effect, the homeless population exploded. The people that were turned loose were mainly substance abusers and those with minor personality disorders, not raging psychotics. I think it was a good thing to have a high bar to hurdle in order to involuntarily commit someone. There were many abuses and the cost to house, feed, and medicate these people was growing larger every year. Would you like to be committed just because of strange or unusual behavior that was not a danger to anyone? In a free society we just -