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  •  The news story reminded me of what I heard when (5+ / 0-)

    I was younger, about how different cities and counties in Southern Calif. would have homeless people taken across the city or county boarder and dumped. Sometimes by police.

    Now this was some time ago and I do not have the sources for that info but given that a number of homeless are also mentally ill this dumping of people has been going on for some time. The really insane part of the Nevada problem is the fact that some of these people have family who were not notified.

    Which takes it a step further than just someone who is insane and alone.

    None of it should be happening but it's one of those things that gets passed off as someone else's problem. Let someone else deal with it.

    Also kind of scary that Grayhound had no problem with doing it. Just wonder what it could have cost them if a patient lost it on one of their buses.

    I wish there was more of an emphasis of helping each other in our society instead of "money is the most important thing in the world, more important than people" attitude.

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