Not-So-Hidden Factor in D.C. Violence: Mental Ills

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http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/cover/cover.html Are law enforcers and public health authorities doing as well as they should in handling cases involving violence by the mentally ill? The Washington, D.C., City Paper examines this question in a cover story. The paper notes that recent statistics showned that the nation's capital was witnessing the sharpest spike in homicides since the late '80s. Up 40 percent in two years, homicides were occurring with such frequency that by the end of the year, the final tally threatened to . . .

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