New York City is launching a program to forcibly remove dangerous mentally ill people from the city streets
· · Nov 29, 2022 ·

You know it's getting really bad if New York is doing this:

Mayor Eric Adams announced a major effort on Tuesday to remove people with severe, untreated mental illness from the city's streets and subways, saying New York had "a moral obligation" to address "a crisis we see all around us."

The effort will involve hospitalizing people involuntarily, even if they do not pose an immediate risk of harm to others.

"The common misunderstanding persists that we cannot provide involuntary assistance unless the person is violent," Mr. Adams said. "This myth must be put to rest. Going forward, we will make every effort to assist those who are suffering from mental illness and whose illness is endangering them by preventing them from meeting their basic human needs."

This is a good plan — New York, like many large, Democratic-controlled American cities, is getting to be an exceedingly dangerous place to live.

More than a few people, meanwhile, are unhappy with this proposal:

Funny the people who complain about these policies never have workable solutions of their own. I say give it a shot and see if it works.


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