Virginia Police ‘Lead U.S.’ In Shooting Mentally Ill

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When Norfolk police shot and killed Willie Demetrius James last week, he became at least the 40th mentally ill person shot by police in Virginia since 2010. Virginia is outpacing the nation in shootings of the mentally ill, reports the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. Since 2010, the mentally ill have made up about 40 percent of the 101 fatal police shootings statewide. Across the nation, the Washington Post says, about a quarter of fatal police shootings are of the mentally ill . . .

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