Archive for the 'American Psychiatric Assoc. (APA)' Category

USA – Miami Police Accused of Using “Excited Delirium” to Cover Deaths in Custody (2013-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Nearly 30 people have died in the custody of the Miami Police Department over the past decade from so-called “excited delirium syndrome”, most involving strong restraint measures by police, including tasers. In 2009, a task force of the American College of Emergency Physicians estimated that at least 250 people die from […]

USA – NRA Takes Fire for Stance on Mental Illness [Tasers not mentioned, but the logic applies] (2012-12-24)

Posted on December 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Note: Following the killing of 20 children in a Newtown, Connecticut primary school , the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre repeatedly used the word “monsters” and “insane” to describe people who carry out mass shootings: lunatic “as a catchphrase for those who commit violent crimes,” the American Psychiatric Association said. It is within […]