NYC Mayor Adams Wants To Involuntary Commit More Mentally Ill

Looks like just ignoring the problem wasn't making it go away!
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At a glance

  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams has expanded the city’s authority to involuntarily commit the mentally ill after an embarrassing and dangerous string of subway crimes committed by mentally ill vagrants.
  • Updated clearance given to social workers and police allows them to involuntarily commit those battling mental health issues regardless of whether or not they’re posing an immediate threat or danger to others.
  • “There is often a misconception amongst both police as well as front-line mental health crisis intervention workers that a person with mental illness must present as “imminently dangerous” in order to be removed from the community, this is not the case,” Adams said.

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