Democratic Mayors Reverse Course On Psychiatric Treatments For Homeless

Big-city Democratic mayors are pushing for mentally ill homeless people to be placed in psychiatric care, a reversal from their previous positions, according to reporting by Politico.

According to the report, many Democratic mayors have changed their mind on involuntary commitment for homeless individuals due to the rise in urban crime and the increasingly visible problem of psychiatric illness among the homeless population. Likewise, many liberal politicians and policymakers reportedly have started to question whether allowing mental illness to fester unchecked on the streets is more cruel than cracking down.

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