When you need a cop …

Anchorage’s top cop and mayor during a virtual town hall-style this week indicated they support the notion of having professionals with therapeutic training be the first to show up during a mental health crisis – rather than the police.

“We want to make sure that when there are behavioral health issues, that you have behavioral health specialists that are first on the scene, rather than calling the police,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said.

It was all part of the silliness sweeping the nation about defending cops and putting the money into social programs.

It all sounds great until the specialists show up first – and desperately need a cop.

3 Responses to When you need a cop …

  1. John London June 20, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Liberal social experiments and liberal promoted illegal drugs over the decades have caused the mental health crisis.

    Now they want to make money “ministering” to the broken souls.

    All of that therapy, counseling and therapeutic training has little real effect.

    This is all a very sad joke.

    and a case of letting the fox into the hen house.

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  2. OG_Lila June 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

    How many “specialists” will have to maimed or murdered under the lunatic proposal to bring sanity back to Los Anchorage?

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  3. Marlin Savage June 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    If a mentally unbalanced individual is holding me at gun or knife point, I would rather have a SWAT Sniper or a Pennsylvania woodchuck hunter show up first than a psycho therapist……..

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