NYLPI’s Disability Justice Director, Ruth Lowenkron, along with other prominent mental health advocates, penned a strong op-ed
calling on the City to immediately reallocate a substantial portion of the NYPD budget and save the lives of Black and Brown New Yorkers by funding the proposal
of the NYLPI-backed CCIT-NYC coalition to reform the City’s response to mental health crises. When people call for help about a loved one experiencing a mental health crisis, “they must receive actual help and health care, not the law enforcement response they have come to fear.” The time to act is now – this weekend, the police killed yet another man, George Zapantis, experiencing a mental health crisis.
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