Skating season ends as baseball season begins
People need to stop calling the police for "Help" when their family members are having mental breakdowns. In most places, there are other numbers to call.
I don't disagree, but 911 is the easiest thing to remember when people are in the middle of a moment with a family member in distress. If the number is front & centre/easy to grab, great-- but realistically, how often does that happen?There's a program in Ontario where a social worker & plainclothes officer can visit leading up to or after situations like this-- there would still be a 911 call for a wellness check. Not ideal.
Unfortunate that cops are expected to handle these situations alone when they clearly can't. I fail to see how folks can't understand funding militarized police less is a bad thing when it would mean funding towards people/programs that can actually help instead of... well...