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  •  The police in this country are rarely gentle (3+ / 0-)
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    bronte17, freedapeople, Ellinorianne

    with the mentally ill.  There are exceptions, but I have seen enough to know it is no "bad apple" kind of thing.  Only some officers have the training or temperament to deal with the mentally ill.  Even medical personal who are not specifically trained regarding mental illness can be cruel and unhelpful.  It is a major problem that is barely getting addressed.

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