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  1. Wait. Why does this story read as if mental health courts aren’t an atrocity? They’re treating symptoms of a disease like a crime. The fact that we don’t have a sufficient mental health care system is no excuse for punishing sick people. Every one of the people in that courtroom has an advanced degree, and yet none of them see the perversity in treating mentally ill people as if they’re lucky not to be in jail? The ones who should be getting hauled away in handcuffs are the ones who believe they are “protecting” the community by terrorizing the most vulnerable members of it.

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