New York City To Start Detaining Mentally Ill Citizens


Please don’t talk to yourself in New York City; you may be surprised what could happen next.

The city is making a concentrated push to sweep the streets of dangerous, mentally ill New Yorkers. More interestingly, according to the New York Post, they have even compiled a most-wanted list.

The measure follows a pair of high-profile subway-shove fatalities from December allegedly involving mentally ill individuals.

According to the piece in the NY Post, the city has already drawn up a list of 25 targets and will be using high-tech methods to track down the individuals.

“After the Queens subway attack [of immigrant Sunando Sen], the [city] decided to take a proactive approach to track down the most dangerous mental-health patients that currently have mental-hygiene warrants out for them,” a law-enforcement source said.

The warrants mean that they are not wanted for a crime, but instead wanted because they are not getting their court-ordered treatment.

Mentally ill citizens identified via NYPD’s Real Time Crime Centre’s high-tech methods will be apprehended by detectives on the street who will take them to hospitals. [NYPost]