Tuesday, July 7, 2015

U.S. Police Kill a Person With Mental Illness Every 36 Hours

A new investigation has shed some light on what happens in the United States when police and mental illness collide, and the reality is ugly.

Out of the 462 people identified as police shooting victims in 2015 so far by the Washington Post, approximately 124 showed signs of mental illness or emotional crisis. That translates to a shocking rate of one shooting of a mentally ill person every 36 hours, with the full tally including 50 people who were suicidal and 45 situations in which "police were called to help someone get medical treatment, or after the person had tried and failed to get treatment on his own."

More:  http://mic.com/articles/121813/report-police-kill-someone-with-mental-illness-every-36-hours

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