Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Nearly 1 In 4 People Shot By Police Are Mentally Ill, More Are Just Distraught
Washington Post has decided to take details of officer-involved shootings and compile this year's data to detect patterns.
One pattern that soon became clear: the significant amount of mentally unstable people who are shot on site.
Last year, I wrote about one such instance in "Naked? Acting Weird? On-site Execution by Police." I only wanted to show that strange behavior does not warrant a threat or a reason to kill (especially when considering that there are still less-than-lethal methods available).
It looks like Washington Post agrees for the most part, when it comes a volatile situation possibly made worse by volatile reactions.
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