The War on Mental Illness

My aunt was recently arrested when she had one of her episodes; she is schizophrenic, and luckily the encounter with the cops in Kentucky didn’t lead to her death. She also has a family that was able to deal with the judicial system and now we are furthering her treatment. The top three groups who are killed in the U.S by police officers are the mentally ill, Black Americans and Native Americans.

Mentally Ill

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/04/420019849/paper-finds-one-quarter-of-those-killed-by-police-are-mentally-ill

Native Americans

http://mic.com/articles/109894/the-police-are-killing-one-group-at-a-staggering-rate-and-nobody-is-talking-about-it#.4hs1rUGKk

Black Americans

http://mic.com/articles/119970/25-actual-facts-about-police-brutality-in-america#.TzlzbXJrc

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