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Ernest Vassell

Ernest Vassell was a 56-year old man with autism who lived in Miami. On August 31 2011, Ernest was playing with a toy rifle. The police were called with reports he was threatening a dog. When they say the rifle, the police shot and killed him.

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Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles

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