#1 By: Xeni Jardin, December 23rd, 2013 18:22
#2 By: Fascinoma, December 23rd, 2013 18:31
They should've done something sooner with a lighter sentence. This was, quite literally, a call for help.
#3 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 23rd, 2013 19:12
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me...
Really? Paramedics came out all 400 times?
#4 By: Eark the Bunny, December 23rd, 2013 19:19
This lady needs some mental health therapy not jail time.
#5 By: nonfer, December 23rd, 2013 19:33
the article gives her full name, but no reference to the nature of her complaints.
#6 By: Dan, December 23rd, 2013 19:40
They have to by law as far as i know...
#7 By: DoomedNY, December 23rd, 2013 19:41
I'd prefer that BoingBong sticks to eccentric/uplifting/tech topics, not tabloid-like clickbait articles, especially about people with mental issues.
#8 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, December 23rd, 2013 20:14
Yeah, I myself was wondering why this was here. This is the sort of rubbish you expect to see in The Enquirer or on Yahoo News.
L.A. is full of crime and sickness, why should BB single out this particular case?
#9 By: Fascinoma, December 23rd, 2013 20:39
Four hundred is a pretty big number.
#10 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 23rd, 2013 21:03
It's also a pointed reminder of the cost of our (and specifically California's) idiotic (lack of) mental health services.
#11 By: awjt, December 23rd, 2013 21:05
I think they did it so the call center workers could finally schedule some vacation time.
#12 By: awjt, December 23rd, 2013 21:06
#13 By: chellberty, December 23rd, 2013 21:13
If i am remembering correctly didn't Reagan put them on buses?
The city of San Francisco is suing Nevada over a state psychiatric facility that allegedly dumped thousands of poor and homeless patients with mental illnesses onto buses with one-way tickets to states like California and told them to seek medical care there. City attorneys claim that the practice cost San Francisco $500,000 in public funds to house and treat patients who should have been receiving care at the Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Nevada, and that the lawsuit (which officials hope to make a class-action one) is meant to hold the state accountable in addition to reclaiming expenses.
#14 By: Mellivora Capensis, December 23rd, 2013 21:18
My understanding is that he just dumped them out on the street with bottles of pills. I doubt they even handed out complimentary shopping carts.
I've heard the ACLU implicated in that mess as well, but I'm less sure about that.
#15 By: Eric Wagner, December 24th, 2013 01:24
I think the takeaway here is that you can call 911 up to 400 times with no penalty whatsoever.
#17 By: Donovan Acree, December 24th, 2013 09:58
Exactly. I feel terrible that this woman was jailed for having a mental issue. Mental health disorders are not something you put a person in jail for. Unfortunately, it's cruel and usual in the US.
#18 By: Xeni Jardin, December 28th, 2013 18:18
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