NL- Another well done story, that brings up how wrongly this situation was handled is written by Christina Page. Here’s a bit-
“As both a therapist and a sex-worker advocate, I am disgusting by how this case was handled. What Marland actually needed was an ambulance to bring him to a hospital so that he could receive the care that he needed. A person with mental illness should be treated with respect and care, just as any other individual with an illness would be treated.
It breaks my heart to think of what Marland must have been thinking in those moments. I have struggled with horrible bouts of insomnia in the past, and after being awake for 4 days, I thought I was losing my mind. This is not a fun place to be, and I was fortunate enough to receive proper medical care. Shouldn’t everyone be able to receive the same? He told the police that he was “very tired and scared.” This doesn’t sound like a man who was out to hurt anyone, except for perhaps himself. This was a man who needed help.”
Read the whole story here http://legalizetoprotect.blogspot.com/2012/04/marland-anderson-sledge-hammer-tazed-to.html
NL-Christina also mentions Monica Foster & Shelly Lubben