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  •  There are a LOT of problems with that (5+ / 0-)

    approach that I won't take the time to go into because my family's experiences with them have been too upsetting. But I would like to point out that it's pretty upsetting that your first thought is to change the mentally ill person and not the police. Injectables won't work for everyone, and in fact they could be very dangerous to many. But if they die silently it's okay?

    •  Change the mentally ill person? No. (5+ / 0-)

      Treat their illness? Yes. Life on the street is dangerous, especially for women. Plenty dangerous even without abusive cops. Throw mental illness in, something that is still largely misunderstood and you are putting that person in danger. Mentally ill folks do not belong living on the streets because it is particularly dangerous for them.

      And the actions of these cops justify the term "pigs".

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 12:11:25 PM PDT

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