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Lifeguard sexually assaulted teen with mental disability in 2013 - OzarksFirst.com



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Lifeguard sexually assaulted teen with mental disability in 2013 
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A judge announced Tuesday that a Springfield man is guilty of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled teen at a YMCA in 2013. Matthew Scott Woolfolk, 33, was convicted of three counts of sexual assault following a trial last year. Police said Woolfolk ...

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Trump was right to lift a rule preventing some people with ... - Vox - Vox



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Trump was right to lift a rule preventing some people with ... - Vox 
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He's scapegoating people with disabilities following the Parkland shooting. But he made the correct call on ending an Obama-era restriction.
Pavlich: The claim Trump let the mentally ill get guns is a lie | TheHill The Hill

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Advocates say blaming Florida shooting on mental illness will lead ... - Washington Post



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Advocates say blaming Florida shooting on mental illness will lead ... 
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Many people with mental health issues already feel discriminated against.

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No, Trump Didn't Make It Easier For People With Mental Illness To Buy Guns - The Federalist



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No, Trump Didn't Make It Easier For People With Mental Illness To Buy Guns 
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One of the rare points of agreement between left and right on guns is that people with mental illness ? especially the kind of mental illnesses that might make a person want to shoot up a crowd of innocent people ? should not own or possess guns. The ...

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Trump's one piece of gun-related legislation undid restrictions aimed at mental illness - CNN



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Trump's one piece of gun-related legislation undid restrictions aimed at mental illness 
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The regulation, finalized in December under Obama's tenure, required the Social Security Administration to disclose information quarterly to the national gun background check system about certain people with mental illness. While the list of eligible ...
Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting New York Times
Trump Undid Obama Rule That Added Mentally Ill People to Gun Check Register Fortune
How do laws prevent mentally ill people from buying guns? KEYT
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Last February, Trump signed a bill making it easier for people with mental illness to buy guns - Vox



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Last February, Trump signed a bill making it easier for people with mental illness to buy guns 
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It did not attract a ton of attention at the time (nothing does these days) but about a year ago on February 28, 2017, Congress passed and Donald Trump signed a law revoking an Obama-era regulatory initiative that made it harder for people with mental ...

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Younger people with mental illness 'could be on disability pension for 20 years' - The Guardian



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Younger people with mental illness 'could be on disability pension for 20 years' 
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The younger cohort with intellectual and psychological conditions ?could remain on the payment for over 20 years?, it said, compared with the average of about 10 years a decade ago. ?This structural change will contribute to growth in [disability ...

 


Disability Rights Lawsuit Seeks Answers in NH Inmate's Death - New Hampshire Public Radio



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Disability Rights Lawsuit Seeks Answers in NH Inmate's Death 
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Late last year, a 34-year-old man died alone in his cell at the state prison for men in Concord. He was in the prison's residential treatment unit, which houses inmates with a mental illness who are unable to function in the general inmate population ...
Lawsuit Requests Access to Records About Inmate's Death U.S. News & World Report

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So You Think Someone Might Be Mentally Ill - The Atlantic



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So You Think Someone Might Be Mentally Ill 
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The system for getting someone [exhibiting signs of a potential mental illness] into care, especially if someone doesn't want to go themselves, can be very different state to state. It's called an ?emergency evaluation.? In a state like Florida, the ...

 


Can New Laws Address Severe Mental Illness and Chronic Homelessness? - thebaycitybeacon.com



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Can New Laws Address Severe Mental Illness and Chronic Homelessness? 
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A small minority of San Francisco's homeless population suffers from severe mental illness. Can California step in to help? We're all familiar with the common myths about San Francisco's homeless residents: that many people on the street are not simply ...