Bravo to John Oliver who in twelve minutes manages with humor to say what many of us have been trying to tell the public for years!
Two recent incidents, each horrifying, should give Virginians pause about how much progress has been made in recent years regarding our mental-health system.
● Twenty-four-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell, who had a history of mental illness, died in a Virginia jail while waiting three months for a hospital bed to open up.
● Natasha McKenna, a 37-year-old mother from Alexandria with a history of mental illness, died in a Fairfax County jail after being shocked multiple times with a Taser. Her death was ruled accidental.
So many questions. So much heartbreak. So much outrage.