Posted by Heidi Buech on Sep 23, 2014

Daniel O. Jamison
September 15, 2014

California law wrongly favors the liberty of the mentally ill over public safety.

The law has two main components. First, under Welfare & Institutions Code section 5150, authorities may arrest and hold for up to 72 hours a mentally disordered person whom they personally find is a danger at that time to others.

Mental Illness vs. Liberty [The Fresno Bee]