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AirTalk® FOR April 24, 2018

In light of the Ventura stabbing, a look at law enforcement’s approach towards the mentally ill

Last week's stabbing in Ventura has raised a critical eye towards how local police handled the incident. We examine current policies and debate potential changes. We also preview the Supreme Court's upcoming travel ban case; discuss whether patients should be informed of doctors' probation statuses; and more. See full episode >
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