My question involves police conduct in the State of: MI
As a society we can no longer involuntarily commit the mentally ill without them first committing a crime or posing a danger to themselves or others. As such, Iíve noticed that a lot of police officers are hyper vigilant around people that they suspect are mentally ill. They donít like them and perceive them as a threat and nuisance, especially mentally ill men. Do police and the legal system sometimes go the extra mile to profile mentally ill individuals; in other words, is there differential policing of these individuals just to try to get them off the street? Are the mentally ill particularly vulnerable to being set up or framed up by the police, and can this be justified? Might police make an extra effort to charge a mentally ill person with as many crimes as possible, or the most serious crimes possible? Do the mentally ill get longer sentences for committing the same crimes as the general population? And finally, if you are a known mentally Ill but high functioning and law abiding person, do you have any defenses or rights against unfair or aggressive police profiling and discrimination in the CJS, or is this just an accepted practice?