Dems’ New Woke Bill Swaps Police With ‘Mental Health Professionals’ During Some Emergencies

President Joe Biden greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Friday, July 30 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

On Friday, House Democrats aimed to hold a floor vote to ram through a bill replacing police officers with “mental health professionals” in certain emergencies.

Fox News reports:

The Mental Health Justice Act would provide grants to states to hire, employ, train and dispatch mental health professionals “in lieu of law enforcement officers” during emergency calls involving at least one person with a mental illness, according to the bill’s text. The legislation was reintroduced last year by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., who said it would reduce violence against people with mental illnesses.

“We should be connecting people in crisis to care, not tossing them in jail,” Porter said in a statement at the time. “Mental illness is not a crime, and we have to stop treating it like one. Most police officers are not trained to care for individuals experiencing mental health crises, which too often tragically leads to unnecessary violence.”

Porter’s legislation is part of a package of bills Democratic lawmakers are aiming to hold a vote on Friday ahead of the month-long August recess, according to a Republican aide. House members were advised Friday morning that “consideration of public safety legislation is possible” and additional votes are expected to take place.

Porter’s legislation is part of a package of bills Democratic lawmakers are aiming to hold a vote on Friday ahead of the month-long August recess, according to a Republican aide. House members were advised Friday morning that “consideration of public safety legislation is possible” and additional votes are expected to take place.

 



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D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
18 days ago

Woke -The meaning of WOKE is aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice). You need a new dictionary with the real definition, not the right-wing false narrative. Catch up, morons.

THOMAS D CANFIELD
THOMAS D CANFIELD
17 days ago

social justice is neither social nor just. Just another lie.

David Mille
David Mille
17 days ago

The only problem with that definition you idiot is that the “facts and issues” you ignorant libs are pushing arent facts but feelings and arent issues but made up idiotic foolish agendas that only subscribe to a VERY SMALL PART of our population….face it lib…wokism is a bunch of fuc**d up dumbass ideas from the left and NOBODY wants them!!

Jay Jones
Jay Jones
18 days ago

Stupid Democrats how would that have worked with all these riots, looting and burning
down cities!!! Oh send in counselors instead of police…oh probably will need body bags.
Soft on crime is one reason we have problems everywhere duh!!!!

Americafirst
Americafirst
18 days ago

The Dem’s need mental health treatment!

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
18 days ago

So if a bunch of minority thugs are frantically stealing everything they can get their hands on from a store they broke into, a psychologist should be sent instead of the police to discuss how they were treated by a mother who was on drugs or by a non- existing father. Yep, that will work. The thugs will be so appreciative that they will immediately surrender and go to church. These politicians are delusional !

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