Tag: Mental Illness

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Bresha Meadows case highlights importance of mental health treatment in Black community

Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]

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Report states half of people killed by police suffered disabilities

A new report that took into account a two-year period of police-related shootings that ended fatally and revealed, by the report’s findings, that half the individuals killed suffered from some form of disability. The report from the Ruderman Family Foundation argues that the largest focus has been on minorities who have been shot and killed […]

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No Charges For Denver Police Officers In Jail Death Of Mentally Ill Homeless Man

The Denver District Attorney declined to charge the police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man named Michael Lee Marshall, prompting the family to call for a federal investigation on Friday, KDVR reports.  The incident occurred in November 2015 when Marshall–a reported homeless paranoid schizophrenic–was arrested for trespassing. While in custody at the station, police claim […]