A case of “mental health” policing proves deadly in one blue city

The “Defund the Police” movement comes with some ugly consequences.

American communities have quickly transformed into war zones.

And “mental health” policing even proved deadly in one blue city.

Nobody is safe in the woke world created by Marxist Black Lives Matter rioters – not even the thugs they embolden.

The left-wing push to “defund the police” cut somewhere around $15 million from the Washington, D.C. police department in 2021.

The department was one of numerous across the nation that had their budgets slashed while social workers and mental health counselors were expected to do their jobs better.

But almost anything that works inside the brains of leftists has been universally proven to fail in real life.

The danger of trying to treat violent criminals as normal hospital patients was proven recently when a man was strangled at a Washington, D.C. mental hospital.

Now a 28-year-old man has been charged with murdering his fellow patient – 68-year-old David Dowdell – at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital.

The public psychiatric hospital in southeast Washington, D.C. says it’s “committed to a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals with serious mental illness who need inpatient treatment to recover.”

But apparently, it’s not a healthy alternative to jail.

Dowdell’s daughter told the Washington Post she heard him being threatened when she talked to him on the phone hours before he died.

“You could hear a person in the background saying, ‘I’m gonna kill you, mother f**ker,'” she said.

She overheard hospital staff hauling away the man threatening her father.

She told her dad to go back to his room to stay safe.

“‘Go to bed and I love you. Sweet dreams and call me in the morning.’ I never got that call. I woke up at 3 in the morning and that’s when he died,” she said.

The man accused of killing him, 28-year-old Charles Lee, was originally in trouble for stabbing a man in the head at the Union Station metro stop in Washington, D.C.

For some reason he was still being held in the mental hospital in the weeks following despite being found competent to stand trial for murder, giving him a chance to commit murder again.

Pro-crime policies are nothing less than a recipe for disaster – and the more they’re pushed the more it ensures nobody is safe anywhere.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.


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