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Possible 5150
updated: Feb 07, 2013, 11:41 AM

An agitated female who was beating herself was brought down by Police near 22 North Milpas.

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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 11:42 AM

Heavy response by police who are now leaving the area code 2 Medics and a Police Supervisor responding.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 11:45 AM

Parking Lot at 22 North Milpas, I didn't hear weather or not this woman was breaking the law or hurting anyone other than herself..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 11:57 AM

I guess it must be aganist THE LAW to beat yourself up in public..


 COMMENT 372042 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 07:15 PM

Don't think it's against the law, like you can get charged with self abuse. But public safety and safety of the individual means police respond to mental instabilities alot and transport unstable individuals pretty regularly.


 COMMENT 372147 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 08:11 AM

Roger, c'mon... this is not a matter of legal or not legal. The police are the designated first responders to a case like this where someone is harming themselves. Who else would be called ahead of them?

The other agencies that deal with helping the mentally ill would follow at the request of the police after the subject was restrained or prevented from doing further damage to themselves. These type of calls can't be enjoyable for responders of any type.


 COMMENT 372169 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 08:54 AM

But what if it's just some albino monk flogging himself for religious purposes, DaVinci Code-style? Surely here in America religious freedom should allow him the right to excerc--oh...wait.


 COMMENT 372170 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 08:55 AM

Correction: "pigmentedly-challenged".


 RHS agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:27 AM

5150 refers to the Welfare and Institutions Code that provides for intervention and evaluation when someone is deemed a danger to self or others. What's so funny about this? Obviously someone is in distress and needs help.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:42 AM

It sounded to me like she was in better shape before they got ahold of her.


 STRAY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 08:47 AM

Roger, what you hear on a police scanner and what is actually happening in real time may be two different scenarios.

Think of the parable of 11 blind men describing the part of the elephant they're holding.

We have only you to describe this animal to us.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 01:33 PM

I know there is a difference what I hear and see but usually when you hear someone saying "No, no,NO! NO NOOOOOO! And then screaming as if they are being hurt, over the radio. Then acouple moments later the police officer requests a code 2 ambulance for transport then I believe there is alittle more to the call than an emotionally unstable human being being restrained for their own safety.


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