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Mental Health Cops Patrol Oregon Streets; Spartanburg S.C. Leaders Push For Mental Health Court

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Mental Health Cops Patrol Oregon Streets

By Paul Johnson

Feb 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM MST

Portland, Oregon  (CNN)  –  Police in Portland, Oregon have a program to identify and help people with mental illnesses. An officer teams up with a social worker and they hit the streets as sort of a mobile crisis unit. On Friday, Officer Bret Burton and his partner were searching for a man who was released from the state mental hospital. They were afraid he wasn’t getting the help he needs. This program is the direct result of a 2006 case. Burton was one of several officers who tackled a man running from them. That man died in police custody and it was later learned he was schizophrenic.

“It’s definitely something that’s changed my life and changed the way we do police work here in the city. The department plans to add more police-social worker teams.”

http://www.kmvt.com/news/regional/191696001.html

Spartanburg Leaders Push For Mental Health Court

Jail director says mental health inmates clogging the system, belong in treatment

By Melissa Keeney

WSPA-TV, February 18, 2013

SPARTANBURG, S.C. –At the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, office in Spartanburg, Rose Tutzauer DeCampbell counsels those coping with mental illness.  “It’s an ongoing struggle, it’s constant,” DeCampbell says.  She understands the pain, because she battles it herself.  DeCampbell has struggled with a personality disorder for years.  “When I go through mood swings, it’s hard for me to engage, I don’t want to leave my room,” she says.

Luckily, DeCampbell has help.  But she says, too often, many with mental illnesses do not, and end up in jail instead.  “If you put them in jail, they’re not going to get better, what’s going to happen is they’re going to get worse.”

Spartanburg Detention Center director Major Neal Urch sees the problem first hand.  Right now, Urch says 80% of his maximum security inmates have some sort of mental illness.  Urch believes most don’t belong behind bars, but instead a place where they can get help for their condition.  “These inmates should be getting the appropriate treatment, with the medications and the other things required.  It causes a strain on the staff, it causes dangers to the staff,” Urch says.

Urch, along with Spartanburg County’s clerk of court, are pushing to establish a mental health court in the county to deal with the problem.  Leaders are currently in the process of filing for a federal grant to pay for the program.

It’s a program that Greenville County has had in place for seven years.  Probate Judge Debora Faulkner was part of a group that helped establish it.  “We saw a huge need,” Faulkner says.  Many times, Faulkner says a patient with a mental illness would go off their medication, and end up committing a misdemeanor crime, and continue to cycle through the court system.

“They’re on a merry go round, and this stops that,” she says.  Participants in the program are considered “non-violent” offenders, so violent crimes do not apply to the program.  People are usually referred by a doctor, judge or family member.  Instead of jail time, they commit to an intensive treatment program and weekly court sessions with a judge to monitor their progress.  “We have seen people 40 years old get their very first paychecks.  We’ve seen someone who graduated from the program and has now gotten their masters degree in counseling, we’ve seen numerous people get their GED’s and stop that cycle,” Faulkner says.

Dozens graduate from the Greenville program each year.  According to Faulkner, the success is also saving taxpayer dollars.  “They’re not taking up a bed in the jail.  They’re not taking up taxpayer dollars for food while being in jail,” she says.

Urch says they’re a long way from getting the court in Spartanburg, but he’s hopeful.   “We can do something about fixing this.”

DeCampbell believes it’s a great idea.

“It gives people hope.”

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2013/feb/18/spartanburg-leaders-push-mental-health-court-ar-5623516/

Americans’ mental health

By Editorial Board

Washington Post, Feb 16, 2013

… According to a 2011 study from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 60 percent of Americans and 70 percent of U.S. children suffering from mental illness aren’t getting treatment. …

By Maya Shwayder

International Business Times, February 15 2013

Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN) is coming under fire for hiring alleged neo-Nazi security guards after a documentary on the German TV channel ARD aired on Wednesday night showing  the guards routinely intimidating temporary workers at Amazon supply centers in Augsburg, Konztanz and Bad Hersfeld, the Telegraph reported.

According to ARD, the security company, named HESS security, is named after Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s top deputy in the Nazi Party during the Third Reich. The temporary workers, many of them immigrants, were hired during the pre-Christmas rush and were housed in hostels and budget hotels. The documentary showed the guards invading and searching the workers’ bedrooms and kitchens as they told them they had to “keep order” in their homes.

Workers said the guards searched for pilfered breakfast food, and one woman told the documentary crew that she was confronted by a large, tattooed guard who told her to leave her shared apartment after using a wall heater to dry her clothes.

In the documentary footage the security guards wore close-cropped, military-style haircuts and black leather clothing from designer Thor Steinar, whose clothes are closely associated with far-right politics in Germany. The federal government in Germany banned the sale of Steinar brand items because of its neo-Nazi associations, and Amazon banned the sale of its clothing in 2009, the Independent reported.

HESS Security is headed by a man named Uwe L, who is associated with football hooligans and neo-Nazis.

At one point the film showed the guards assaulting the documentary crew and demanding they hand over the footage.

Amazon currently employs 7,700 full-time workers in Germany. In an official statement to the Associated Press, Amazon denied contracting HESS security and said, “We are, of course, currently examining the allegations concerning the behavior of security guards and will take the appropriate measures immediately. We do not tolerate discrimination or intimidation.”

The United Services Union in Germany reported other abuses of the temporary workers. Many lived in cramped quarters and had to walk up to 17 kilometers (more than 10 miles) to and from work every day. If they were late, their pay was docked. And many, when they arrived, were informed they would earn lower wages than they were originally told.

“They don’t see any way of complaining,” Heiner Reimann, a spokesman for the United Services Union in Germany, told the Independent. “They are all too frightened of being sent home without a job.”

The union also told reporters that Amazon workers have been complaining for years of harsh work conditions.

The United Services Union in Germany is a worldwide trade union that claims 2.6 million members.

http://www.ibtimes.com/amazoncom-accused-hiring-neo-nazis-germany-1088984