“Four Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill aimed at reducing violence against people with mental illnesses by supporting the creation of special units that would be dispatched instead of police to respond to mental health crises.” People with disabilities are 16 times more likely to die from a police encounter. In addition, people with disabilities are more likely to be arrested for minor offenses. This proposal would create a safer place for the disability community. More of this story here.
Mad In America: “San Francisco, which, unlike cities like Los Angeles and San Antonio, does not send cops out with its crisis response teams. The thinking