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Monday, June 30, 2014

Pre-Crime Arrests Approved in USA

Indefinite Detention Without Crimes

How do you feel about people in the USA being detained based on police suppositions that they have a high likelihood for future crimes? INDEFINITE DETENTION WITHOUT CRIMES, CRIMINAL CHARGES, OR DEFENSE IN ARIZONA ~It all begins with the mentally ill. Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are “near the breaking point.”

The video embedded below highlights how mental health police units look to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts. Citing the crimes of Jared Loughner and Elliot Rodger, these units are being given the green light with new legislation to involuntarily detain those who are flagged.

The video is at YouTube url http://youtu.be/NjT4Q16s5kQ



As long as police use this power only to detain people in mental distress, it has the potential to benefit persons experiencing mental health crisis as well as their families and communities. People who have mental illnesses are usually denied treatment. Stringent restrictions ordinarily prevent families from involuntarily committing their members who need psychiatric treatment. In fact, mental hospitals have closed or downsized throughout the country to the point that inpatient treatment is nearly impossible even for voluntary commitments. Since Medicaid insurance was withdrawn for psychiatric inpatients in the 1970s, taxpayers have paid billions of dollars each year to warehouse mentally challenged people in the nation's jails and prisons rather than using much less money to improve community care and make hospitalization available for short-term and long-term psychiatric treatment.

Prison profiteering is spreading throughout America like an airborne disease. Care must be given to avoid civil and human rights abuses under this new psychiatric law. Psychological research studies have proved repeatedly that police perceive black youths as being perspective criminals. In the absence of stringent oversight, the new police powers to detain people who are not suspected of having done any crime whatsoever could be misused against minority populations and poor people.

Consider what happened to a police officer in New York when he reported corruption in the New York Police Department. This could also happen in other places to other people: "NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption"
http://gawker.com/5892115/nypd-officer-sent-to-psych-ward-by-superiors-after-reporting-corruption

According to the news video above, people who are detained under this law in Arizona are taken for psychological evaluations and not to jails or prisons, where 1.25 million mentally ill Americans wrongly endure incarceration as criminals. The law should state that at no point will people be jailed in the absence of crime. Pre-crime arrests are immoral and illegal according to the U.S. Constitution and Human Rights Law.

Reference: TheDailySheeple.com
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/pre-crime-police-target-mental-health_062014

Mary Neal, Director
Human Rights for Prisoners March
http://HumanRightsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com

2 comments:

MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

Pre-Crime Arrests Approved in USA

Indefinite Detention Without Crimes

How do you feel about people in the USA being detained based on police suppositions that they have a high likelihood for future crimes? INDEFINITE DETENTION WITHOUT CRIMES, CRIMINAL CHARGES, OR DEFENSE IN ARIZONA ~It all begins with the mentally ill. Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are “near the breaking point.”

The video embedded below highlights how mental health police units look to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts. Citing the crimes of Jared Loughner and Elliot Rodger, these units are being given the green light with new legislation to involuntarily detain those who are flagged.

The video is at YouTube url http://youtu.be/NjT4Q16s5kQ

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As long as police use this power only to detain people in mental distress, it has the potential to benefit persons experiencing mental health crisis as well as their families and communities. People who have mental illnesses are usually denied treatment. Stringent restrictions ordinarily prevent families from involuntarily committing their members who need psychiatric treatment. In fact, mental hospitals have closed or downsized throughout the country to the point that inpatient treatment is nearly impossible even for voluntary commitments. Since Medicaid insurance was withdrawn for psychiatric inpatients in the 1970s, taxpayers have paid billions of dollars each year to warehouse mentally challenged people in the nation's jails and prisons rather than using much less money to improve community care and make hospitalization available for short-term and long-term psychiatric treatment.

Prison profiteering is spreading throughout America like an airborne disease. Care must be given to avoid civil and human rights abuses under this new psychiatric law. Psychological research studies have proved repeatedly that police perceive black youths as being perspective criminals. In the absence of stringent oversight, the new police powers to detain people who are not suspected of having done any crime whatsoever could be misused against minority populations and poor people.

According to the news video above, people who are detained under this law in Arizona are taken for psychological evaluations and not to jails or prisons, where 1.25 million mentally ill Americans wrongly endure incarceration as criminals. The law should state that at no point will people be jailed in the absence of crime. Pre-crime arrests are immoral and illegal according to the U.S. Constitution and Human Rights Law.

Reference: TheDailySheeple.com
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/pre-crime-police-target-mental-health_062014

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Mary Neal, Director
Human Rights for Prisoners March
http://HumanRightsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com

MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

UPDATED JULY 2, 2014 with this paragraph:

Consider what happened to a police officer in New York when he reported corruption in the New York Police Department. This could also happen in other places to other people: "NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption"
http://gawker.com/5892115/nypd-officer-sent-to-psych-ward-by-superiors-after-reporting-corruption