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Beware: 11,000 psychotics on streets (Of New York City)
New York Post ^ | 12/30/2012 | By GARY BUISO

Posted on 12/30/2012 3:37:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The city streets are teeming with thousands of mentally ill homeless people capable of psychotic acts of random violence if left untreated, experts warned yesterday.

As many as 11,000 of the city’s 33,000 homeless adults have some form of mental illness, said D.J. Jaffe, executive director of the Mental Illness Policy Organization.

Of that number, about 3,300 are potentially violent, Jaffe said.

“When untreated, they’re capable of horrific acts,” said Jaffe. “The danger is that they’re so sick that they don’t know they’re sick, and their brain is incapable of regulating their own behavior.”

He urged New Yorkers to be especially wary of people screaming at voices only they can hear, wearing tons of clothes in the summer or eating out of trash cans.

“But if you’re walking down the street, you know who’s mentally ill — it doesn’t take a nuclear scientist.”

Jaffe said steps must be taken to strengthen Kendra’s Law — a loophole-ridden 1999 measure intended to allow courts to forcibly treat the dangerously unhinged.

“We want mandatory evaluations of all mentally ill who are being released from jails, prisons or involuntary hospitalizations,” he said.

Even Andrew Goldstein, the schizophrenic man who shoved Kendra Webdale to her death in front of a train in 1999, is calling for tougher laws — to keep nuts like himself off the street.

“There should be stricter regulations,” he told The Post in his first-ever jailhouse interview.

The city’s Department of Homeless Services disputed Jaffe’s figures but characterized the number of mentally ill homeless who do not use its shelter system as “significant.”

“If people feel that there is someone in the street that’s dangerous, they need to call 911,” said spokeswoman Barbara Brancaccio.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: homeless; mentallyill; newyork; psychotic
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1 posted on 12/30/2012 3:37:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

11,001 if you count Bloomberg.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 3:39:20 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Read the caption and thought the Democrats were having another convention!


3 posted on 12/30/2012 3:40:07 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: SeekAndFind

Never visited New York, never want to go.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 3:42:08 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: tired&retired

LOL!


5 posted on 12/30/2012 3:42:26 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just a few weeks after a homeless man pushed a Korean immigrant in front of an oncoming subway train ( caught on camera and sold to the New York Post ), another similar incident occurred.

See here:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/us/new-york-subway-death/index.html

Mumbling woman pushes man to his death in front of subway train

EXCERPT:

New York (CNN) — For the second time in a month, a man has been shoved to his death in front of a train on a New York City subway platform, police said.

The New York Police Department on Friday identified the victim as Sunando Sen, 46, of Queens.

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MORE HERE:

Woman charged with murder as a hate crime in deadly New York subway push

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/30/nyc-subway-push-victim-was-from-india-police-say/#ixzz2Ga6k5nCJ

EXCERPT:

A woman suspected in the death of an immigrant who was pushed off a New York City subway platform has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Erika Menendez, 31, was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of murder as a hate crime. She had told police she has hated Muslims since Sept. 11 and thought the victim was one. Judge Gia Morris ordered that Menendez be held without bail and be given a mental health exam.

Menendez is charged in the death of Sunando Sen, who was crushed by a train in Queens on Thursday night. Friends and co-workers said Sen, a 46-year-old Indian immigrant, was Hindu.

“I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up,” Menendez told police, according to the district attorney’s office.

“The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s worst nightmare,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Menendez was incoherent at her arraignment in Queens criminal court, at one point laughing so hard that the judge told her defense lawyer, “You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing.”

Menendez admitted shoving Sen, who was pushed from behind, authorities said. She was arrested after a tip by a passer-by who saw her on a street and thought she looked like the woman in a surveillance video released by police.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 3:42:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: tired&retired

LOL!


7 posted on 12/30/2012 3:42:57 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: tired&retired

In five years, the administration will be putting these pele t death along with Jews and middle lass white Christian males.


8 posted on 12/30/2012 3:43:00 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: tired&retired

Just a few weeks after a homeless man pushed a Korean immigrant in front of an oncoming subway train ( caught on camera and sold to the New York Post ), another similar incident occurred.

See here:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/28/us/new-york-subway-death/index.html

Mumbling woman pushes man to his death in front of subway train

EXCERPT:

New York (CNN) — For the second time in a month, a man has been shoved to his death in front of a train on a New York City subway platform, police said.

The New York Police Department on Friday identified the victim as Sunando Sen, 46, of Queens.

__________________________________

MORE HERE:

Woman charged with murder as a hate crime in deadly New York subway push

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/30/nyc-subway-push-victim-was-from-india-police-say/#ixzz2Ga6k5nCJ

EXCERPT:

A woman suspected in the death of an immigrant who was pushed off a New York City subway platform has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Erika Menendez, 31, was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of murder as a hate crime. She had told police she has hated Muslims since Sept. 11 and thought the victim was one. Judge Gia Morris ordered that Menendez be held without bail and be given a mental health exam.

Menendez is charged in the death of Sunando Sen, who was crushed by a train in Queens on Thursday night. Friends and co-workers said Sen, a 46-year-old Indian immigrant, was Hindu.

“I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up,” Menendez told police, according to the district attorney’s office.

“The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s worst nightmare,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Menendez was incoherent at her arraignment in Queens criminal court, at one point laughing so hard that the judge told her defense lawyer, “You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing.”

Menendez admitted shoving Sen, who was pushed from behind, authorities said. She was arrested after a tip by a passer-by who saw her on a street and thought she looked like the woman in a surveillance video released by police.


9 posted on 12/30/2012 3:43:47 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“There should be stricter regulations,”

There were. They were, for the most part, institutionalized and medicated until the 80s, when the lib-dem morons/idiots/cretins/scumbags sued and got them released on to the streets. The cities have progressively turned into sewers, since. NYC & SF are wonderful examples.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 3:44:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The best thing to ever come out of NYC is the Lincoln tunnel.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 3:44:56 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I called 911 every time I felt someone was dangerous I would be on the phone continuously. Most of all I want them to pick up Barack Obama and put him in a rubber room in a mental institution in some far-away country where we’ll never hear from him again.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 3:45:39 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind

Quite obviously this is all the fault of the Bloomberg administration. Time to abolish the subway!


13 posted on 12/30/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Only 11,000?


14 posted on 12/30/2012 3:47:22 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The city streets are teeming with thousands of mentally ill homeless people capable of psychotic acts of random violence if left untreated, experts warned yesterday.""""....

Really? Who would have known. This article is rich with satire. lol

15 posted on 12/30/2012 3:47:27 PM PST by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind

They have decided that the mentally ill can be trusted to take thier medication be put in an out patient program thru the jail system and the schools system and live amongst us. “They” are the feds who forced the states who forced the federally subsidized state agencies. Who pays in the end? Yet the scream gun control, instead of mental health control


16 posted on 12/30/2012 3:48:31 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: SeekAndFind

hurry up and throw a concert


17 posted on 12/30/2012 3:49:21 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: SeekAndFind
Beware: 11,000 psychotics on streets (Of New York City)

That's all?

18 posted on 12/30/2012 3:49:41 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: carriage_hill
None of which explains why San Fran and NYC have to have a minimum quota of mentally ill people in elected positions on the city council, in Congress, etc.

Tony Weiner and Chucky Schumer are, of course, hard core New Yorkers who would have been undergoing forced treatment almost anywhere else.

19 posted on 12/30/2012 3:49:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Alaska Wolf

There are an equal number sitting in windowsills preparing to jump out, and an even greater number fully employed by city government!


20 posted on 12/30/2012 3:51:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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