Re: This is my life...again

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@idirect.com)
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 05:10:40 -0400


Still no real condemnation of the executioners here - only a bunch of
rhetoric about supposed 'mental illness' which in reality is an
implication these victims were somehow responsible for their own deaths.

The problem here is police violence - not lack of psychiatric
intervention.

The problem here is lack of housing - not lack of psychiatric
intervention.

This is a poor excuse for compassion indeed when all it accomplishes in
reality is to allow murderers in uniform to evade accountability for
their actions while doing nothing to prevent future tragedies.

'Mental illness' my aching ass. Let's call it what it _really_ is - a
handy excuse for victim-blaming and losing sight of the real issues!

Coalition on Homelessness wrote:
> 
> Looking at the World Through "Broken Windows"
> 

--
Graeme
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