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  •  Hmmm.... (3+ / 0-)

    NY city has been dumping their mentally ill upstate for decades. At least its kept in state, I guess, and frankly its probably a good thing in the long run. Pretty shifty though to ship them out of state. Oh I have an idea, lets take all the poor and mentally ill and mass bus them to Canada. That'll fix the safety net.

    I probably shouldn't give the Repubs ideas.

    “Birds…scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.” Kurt Cobain

    by RadicalParrot on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:18:25 AM PDT

    •  When I lived in NJ in the eary 90's (8+ / 0-)

      I was dating a social worker in the Asbury Park area
      and her main job was roaming the streets and dealing
      with the bus loads of mentaly ill that were being dumped
      in there from NY.

      It was an ongoing, regular, and serious issue where NYC was clearing out their hospitals of all the mental patients, and just dumping them on the streets at the Jersey shore.

      Obviously this is nothing new, and nothing from the West.

      You have your right to your opinion, I will grant you that, but do not denigrate my right to mine!

      by MrQA on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:26:27 AM PDT

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      •  Its still terrible. (7+ / 0-)

        When I was involved in the mental health community here in Syracuse, a very healthy portion of them were from New York City. Every one I knew was glad, though, because up here the system had the capacity to really help them especially when it came to (affordable on a fixed income) housing and food, and out-patient care. The negatives were mainly the separation from family, which can be pretty big in a mentally ill person's recovery.

        I agree though, dumping is not unique to Nevada. That doesn't make it any less terrible.

        “Birds…scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.” Kurt Cobain

        by RadicalParrot on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:36:03 AM PDT

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