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State of the Union of My Brain and Mental Health Policy

State of the Union of My Brain and Mental Health Policy

Robert David Jaffee  01.20.2014
Overall, I am heartened by the improvements in recent years that I have seen in public policy and media coverage of mental illness. But...
The Death of Kelly Thomas Due to Police Brutality -- A Song by Bryan McPherson

The Death of Kelly Thomas Due to Police Brutality -- A Song by Bryan McPherson

Melissa Webster  01.19.2014
In the Dylan-esque style of folk punk rock, McPherson succinctly captures the anger and emotion felt by those who most closely followed...
LOOK: Camerawoman Assaulted During Protest

LOOK: Camerawoman Assaulted During Protest

AP  01.19.2014
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a 14th person following a protest against the acquittal of officers in the beating death...
Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case

Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case

Tom Mullen  01.17.2014
Prosecutors had their day in court with Ramos and Cicinelli. They had all of the resources of the state behind them and failed to obtain...
Why Cops Who Get Charged With Murder On Duty Are Rarely Convicted

Why Cops Who Get Charged With Murder On Duty Are Rarely Convicted

AP  01.14.2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — By the time all four verdicts were read clearing two California officers of killing a homeless man, people on...
Video HELPED Acquit Officers In Homeless Man's Death: Experts

Video HELPED Acquit Officers In Homeless Man's Death: Experts

  01.14.2014
GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The district attorney who charged two California police officers with the...

Fed Charges Eyed After Police Cleared In Homeless Man's Death

Brian Levin, J.D.  01.14.2014
Federal investigators may reenter the case of Kelly Thomas, 37, a mentally ill homeless man, who died following a violent 2011 videotaped...
Former Police Officers Acquitted In Death Of Homeless Man

Former Police Officers Acquitted In Death Of Homeless Man

AP  01.13.2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two former California police officers were acquitted in the death of a homeless man who died five days after...
Jury Deciding If Cops Fatal Beating Of Homeless Man Was Justified

Jury Deciding If Cops Fatal Beating Of Homeless Man Was Justified

AP  01. 8.2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors were set to return Wednesday for a second day of closing arguments in the trial of two former police...
Homeless Man Was Screaming For Air As Cops Piled On Him: Prosecutors

Homeless Man Was Screaming For Air As Cops Piled On Him: Prosecutors

AP  01. 7.2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old California homeless man's death after a violent confrontation with police drew attention largely...
Cops Who Beat Homeless Man Claim He Died Of A Drug-Damaged Heart

Cops Who Beat Homeless Man Claim He Died Of A Drug-Damaged Heart

AP  01. 6.2014
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old California homeless man's death after a violent confrontation with police drew attention largely...

The Death of Kelly Thomas Was No Anomaly

Diane Goldstein  12. 9.2013
By continuing to not critically analyze the failure of our national drug policy and how it impacts the mentally ill and our homeless population,...
Ex-Police Officers Begin Trial For Death Of Homeless Man

Ex-Police Officers Begin Trial For Death Of Homeless Man

AP  12. 2.2013
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More than two years after his son died in a violent confrontation with police, Ron Thomas still hears the echoes...
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