Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Homeless and Mentally Ill

The United States needs a new method of dealing with people who are homeless and people who are mentally ill.  Often, mentally ill people become homeless.  If they were dogs, we would round them up and put them in a safe place where they would be cleaned up, given medical care and housed and fed.  In the meantime they would be trying to find homes for the dogs.

We should be doing no less for our homeless and mentally ill populations.  In California anyone who is a danger to themselves or to others or is unable to care for themselves can be committed involuntarily.

People who live in a tent in the park or who live under a bridge are not able to care for themselves.  We don't need a change in the law, we need a change in the interpretation of the law.  We need minimal security facilities where people can live and be treated.  These are not generally bad people they are sick, lost, and in need of assistance; that's what the SGT Says.

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