Right now, he’s fixated on helping a woman he met at the station the day after Christmas. She was gaunt and disoriented, with the leash of her dead dog wrapped around her. He helped her call relatives who live outside the Bay Area. They’d been anxious since the 28-year-old stopped communicating in September, her previously medicated schizophrenia and paranoia seeming to spiral, and felt helpless as they called many city agencies to check on her. … [Read more...] about S.F. BART cop tries to help homeless, mentally ill and drug addicts. But navigating services is daunting
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Romero’s daughter already had two dozen contacts with BART police that led to holds for self-destructive behavior before Hofstein met her about two years ago. In May 2019, he said he talked her off a restricted elevated walkway area where she was dangling her feet as trains whizzed by. In August, he referred her to social workers through a city-run jail diversion program, but it didn’t stick, he said. In December, he got her prioritized for housing, but she left soon after and lost her spot. … [Read more...] about S.F. BART cop and one mother’s struggle to save her mentally ill homeless daughter: ‘Everyone needs to start caring’
In Washington, King's eldest son, Martin Luther King III, said, "When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don't even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it is.'' He added, "We got to find a way to work on this man's heart.'' … [Read more...] about Americans Celebrate Slain Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr.
CNN reported that several of Trump's closest advisers have reportedly urged him not to grant clemency to anyone involved in the siege, despite him initially telling supporters who had barged into the Capitol that he loved them and they were "very special." … [Read more...] about Trump preparing another 100 pardons, commutations before leaving office: reports