New York City Pushes To Detain Mentally Ill Citizens


| February 18, 2013 - 1:56 pm

If you’re caught talking to yourself on the streets of New York, you may be in for a surprise. Details about what NYC has planned after the break.

The city is making a concentrated push to sweep the streets of dangerous, mentally ill New Yorkers. What’s even more interesting is that, according to the New York Post, they have even compiled a most-wanted list.

The measure follows a pair of high-profile subway-shove fatalities from December allegedly involving mentally ill individuals.

According to the piece in the Post, the city has already drawn up a list of 25 targets and will be using high-tech methods to track down the individuals. “After the Queens subway attack [of immigrant Sunando Sen], the [city] decided to take a proactive approach to track down the most dangerous mental-health patients that currently have mental-hygiene warrants out for them,” a law-enforcement source said.

The warrants mean that they are not wanted for a crime, but instead wanted because they are not getting their court-ordered treatment.

With New York City using the web and other digital means to track its citizens, what could this possibly mean for its more sane residents? Read the rest of the NYP piece by clicking here and leave your comments for us in the section below.

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