Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Instagram Posts May Have Escalated Fatal Standoff, Police Say

Posted in Criminal Law 8/10/2016

"... A police standoff in Randallstown, Md., on Monday in which a 23-year-old woman with a shotgun was killed after the police say she had been encouraged by her online followers to defy their orders has highlighted an unexpected role of social media in violent encounters. ..."

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An Alternative Form Of Mental Health Care Gains A Foothold

Posted in Mental Health 8/9/2016

"... At a time when Congress is debating measures to extend the reach of mainstream psychiatry — particularly to the severely psychotic, who often end up in prison or homeless — an alternative kind of mental health care is taking root that is very much anti-mainstream. ..."

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