Warrior cops vs. mentally ill

The debate over “warrior cops” and the militarization of policing seems to be growing. This essay applies the argument to the specific problem of policing people with mental illness, focusing on a recent shooting in Albuquerque as well as the LAPD’s zero-tolerance tactics on skid row under chiefs Bratton and Beck.

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2 Responses to “Warrior cops vs. mentally ill”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Related point regarding the author – our friend Lou Reiter was the only LAPD boss treated positively by Domanick in To Protect and To Serve.

  2. Gunther Says:

    Cops should get more involved in voicing their personal and professional concerns when cities, counties, and states cut homeless and mentally ill programs instead of expanding them.

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