Media Watch? WTF? Perhaps the Dan Gibson censored it...
Media Watch? WTF?
Another recruit for occupy.........
Waited for backup? It requires more than one cop to deal with a drunk old man?
So that's why Migs was so upset the other night.
I'm sure that the Tucson and Pima County police logs as a whole are fairly boring and mundane. Congratulations to Ms. Mirocha for always finding the most interesting and amusing entries to post the weekly newsletter.
Once again, that's why they call it dope.
LOL! if it had been Mc Donalds it would have been assault with a deadly weapon!
I am sure it was her parents proudest moment
Explains SB's sometimes frenetic aspect.
you can find better food in the dumpster behind circle K than you will get at PCJ
What's a phone booth?
Get this dude meds
Maybe the grandmother should have been given a taste of her own medicine
This man is a professional sculptor who exhibits his artwork internationally. He has won awards for his sculpture.
I think this column as you say holds a mirror to the dark underside of Tucson and our society and makes me thank God for the Tucson Police and Pima County Sheriff's stuff they have to deal with that no one else can and will. Yes, they deal day in and day out with many of the worst elements of society and a lot of calls dealing with people with drug, alcohol and mental health issues. And yes you do present it in a snarky and entertaining way.
Thank you for this story, I was truely offended as on the same day Gabbie was shot I lost my sister due to mentail illness. Lets get one thing straight about that day his parents may have tried to get him help, we tried to get her help in fact we had a court order for 180 days of in house treatment. But because she did not quailfy for AHCCCS just medicare, She was "cured" because her insurance refused to pay the bill. Our system is broken and it will only get worse as the State tries to "protect" public safety, now how do we do that when we over tax the system with seriously mentally Ill people who would'nt be there otherwise?
Oh please - considering the snarky nature of much of this rag the police watch is right on target. Oh, and I just love it!
I have to agree with Roxanne...not only does that put them DOWN people with mental illness if you are slow it makes them not to sure about getting help since you all decided to use it for laughs. As well as the problem of people with mental illness the local companies that are supposed to help the patients often just pass out drugs that are more harm then good. Not taking into consideration the side effects of each person and the family members of the patient. Many times when people use the world Crazy it puts people with mental illness further into the black hole. That makes the conditions worse and can result in suicide. Now the person that wrote that hope you feel like major crap. Ohh and make sure you understand that not only did you hurt people suffering from mental illness but families and family members suffering and coping with the change of that member. Hmmm I am SMHing Shaking My Head also saying No Ya Didn't and don't care if I have typos so there!!!
To my good friends at the Tucson Weekly,
As kind and gentle as you usually are, you continue to include these "humorous" Police Dispatches that belittle and degrade individuals with mental illness. Please stop. It's not funny; its extremely hurtful. Those I know and work with who live with mental illness suffer from enough self-doubt and self stigma. Many are living fulfilling and productive lives, and memories of their past actions while in a psychotic state still haunt them.
The man in your most recent Police Dispatch (distastefully titled Shitzophrenia) will likely come out of this episode of illness filled with shame. This is incredibly sad, because its not his fault. Knowing that others not only witnessed his actions but mocked them (and wrote about them in a weekly paper) only adds to this unnecessary shame and may be part of impeding his recovery.
Tucson Weekly, you know better. You have printed several articles promoting the respect and dignity of individuals with mental illness, many within the last year. About four years ago I was named a Local Hero for working with people recovering from mental illness at Our Place Clubhouse. Please stop making fun of people who are disabled, by mental illness or anything else. Its not funny; its destructive...and personally, I don't think it fits who you are. Thanks for listening.
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