Very much so. The recent killing of Patrick Warren, Sr is a case in point. Utterly tragic & needless. In CA some years ago a Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET) system was created to provide alternatives for cops dealing with those situations. I believe it was quite successful, but then reduced or eliminated due to lack of funding. We absolutely need to return to these & more. Police have been left to pick too many of society's problems.

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