Sessions says communities need ‘involuntary commitment’ option for mentally ill to be used as a crime-fighting tool. (NBC)
No doubt we need humane institutions for those with untreated severe mental illness, and better mechanisms to get them there if they pose a threat to themselves or others.
But when an administration that is calling for the execution of drug dealers, and that has a whole host of other cruel, hateful agendas, couches involuntary commitment in terms of a “crime-fighting tool,” we take it as a threat to “our people.”
Given the cruel natures of Trump and Sessions, there would certainly be nothing compassionate behind such an initiative.