At least 646 times this year, Miami-Dade school police have handcuffed a student, put him or her in the back of a patrol car and driven to a mental health facility under the rules in Florida’s mental health law, the Baker Act.Of course no one thinks that there is a sudden increase in juvenile mental illness. The school administrators have discovered how easy it is to dispose of kids they don't like, and the corrupt shrinks gladly comply.
The number of Miami-Dade students taken by school police from campus for an involuntary psychiatric exam has almost exactly doubled in the past five years, according to the district’s records.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Miami involuntary commitment
The Miami Herald reports: