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Sat Jul 9, 2016, 09:59 PM Jul 2016

Several years ago I was suicidal and called family. They called local PD to help. [View all]

They burst into my home, handcuffed me as I sat on my couch saying I really didn't mean it then drug me out of the house by the handcuffs tearing my rotator cuff and threw me in jail.

This is both the highlights of our Police and Mental Health organizations in America today.

I will never call the police for anything ever again as they seem to be not only ineffectual but contrary to one's well being.

There is no safety net in America today.

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How horrifying for you! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2016 #1
Still here. Photographer Jul 2016 #2
Sorry to say I've heard or read of other instances where well-meaning or naive family No Vested Interest Jul 2016 #3
Many years ago, here in Lawrence, KS, a 22-year-old Native American, Greg Sevier, tblue37 Jul 2016 #20
Too many times this has happened Loki Jul 2016 #4
I'm very sorry you had to LuvNewcastle Jul 2016 #5
This is just so typical of the thugs in blue scscholar Jul 2016 #6
I dont blame you as most police are often not really trained well to deal with cstanleytech Jul 2016 #7
When I needed help from family Curtis Jul 2016 #8
Same thing here zwyziec Jul 2016 #9
2011: Cops killed a vet whose medical alert necklace accidentally went off to send a "help" signal. tblue37 Jul 2016 #21
Now that is pitiful. nt No Vested Interest Jul 2016 #28
I know a woman who called the cops after her boyfriend beat her up.... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #10
I'm so sorry. SheilaT Jul 2016 #11
Imagine if they had knocked on the door... roamer65 Jul 2016 #12
I went through similar undergroundpanther Jul 2016 #13
agreed yourpaljoey Jul 2016 #26
Many Involuntary Commitments november3rd Jul 2016 #14
I was once a University Police Officer............ mrmpa Jul 2016 #15
This is a great story Sgent Jul 2016 #17
The way you were treated is unacceptable. liberalmuse Jul 2016 #16
Sometimes people call for an ambulance and explicitly say not to send cops, but cops show up anyway, tblue37 Jul 2016 #24
Holy fuck. Sorry to hear that. La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2016 #18
"To Protect and Serve" bvar22 Jul 2016 #19
This is truly another group extremely victimized by the police etherealtruth Jul 2016 #22
One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a person... MrScorpio Jul 2016 #23
Or being deaf, developmentally disabled, autistic, in a diabetic coma, or in tblue37 Jul 2016 #25
Damn Skippy nt MrScorpio Jul 2016 #27
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