A Patient's Perspective: Police And The Mentally Ill

Read Carmelo Valone's Los Angeles Times piece "My Kelly Thomas moment."

Two police officers faces charges in the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, schizophrenic man, was beaten to death in California in 2011. Writer Carmelo Valone had a violent encounter with Boston police in 1995. He argues that police need new tactics for confronting the mentally ill.

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