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[–] Imapopulistnow 4 points 50 points (+54|-4) ago 

There is either another side to this story, as in this person was acting batshit crazy, or if this is the complete story, then our public institutions are acting batshit crazy. Hope it is the former and not the latter. No longer so sure.

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[–] LOLATU 2 points 63 points (+65|-2) ago 

It was specifically because she said Obama follows her on Twitter. They didn't bother to verify and assumed she was delusional. Obama actually does follow her on Twitter.

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[–] YourDickGotTheHIV 4 points 33 points (+37|-4) ago 

So basically we have the ignorant policing us. And you could end up in a psych ward for saying something completely factual.

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[–] grlldcheese 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Lol. I remember hearing this. I'm just imagining a really outrageously racist altercation with the woman getting angrier and angrier.

Officer Martone: Don't move. Stop resisting! We need back up now! He's got a gun!

Tarik: That's not a gun, that's a book.

Officer Reilly: Secure the book!

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[–] 2418173? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, this story is already old, and it didn't cover this point very well.

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[–] MrPim ago 

Obama actually does follow her on Twitter.

Which is meaningless anyway. I have a twitter account I never use. I have one follower, Selena Gomez. Following anything is just what bots like that do.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 1 point 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

our public institutions are acting batshit crazy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Schoolcraft

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[–] MrZappa 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Good article. I didn't know about that.

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[–] WhiteSoIMustBeRacist 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

There has to be more to this. Just showing the registration of the car and her license would have given sufficient information to show she owned the car.

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[–] ixaxxar 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Something is very wrong with this story. Even the initial stop sounds wrong, why was the car towed, there had to be something wrong, ie no registration, insurance, she didn't have a id. Cops don't impound your car for no reason other than you were "dancing at a stop light".

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[–] scrotums 0 points 49 points (+49|-0) ago 

Her lawyer claims that over the eight days in the hospital, personnel repeatedly tried to get Brock to deny that she owned the BMW, that she was a banker, and that President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter. All of which are true.

lol, it's like something out of a sitcom.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Seriously, couldn't they just check her fucking twitter account? And the DMV and her job.

The fuck. It wasn't like she wasn't saying anything impossible to verify.

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[–] Alpha_Machine 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

My question is how the twitter thing even came up. How was it relevant?

I get the feeling everybody was taking irrational pills that day. It doesn't make much sense.

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[–] CipherEnigma 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

"Jesus is my best friend and follows me on Twitter."

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[–] selpai 3 points 31 points (+34|-3) ago 

This is the same woman who attempted to defend her character by saying "I'm a well rounded and respected citizen, Obama even follows me on Twitter". There was never an attempt to verify this, and her claim was used to brand her as paranoid. The mental health industry has no credibility, at all. It's superstitious nonsense at it's best.

While in the hospital, Kamilah Brock, 32, reported being stripped naked and injected with sedatives. Her lawyer claims that over the eight days in the hospital, personnel repeatedly tried to get Brock to deny that she owned the BMW, that she was a banker, and that President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter. All of which are true.

The corrupt, racist Harlem police district stopped a young vulnerable black woman at night and tried to seize her vehicle for it's cash value. When she wouldn't cooperate, they tried to make her life difficult by committing her to a mental hospital for an evaluation period, which apparently includes forced sedation and humiliation tactics.

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[–] Morbo 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

tried to seize her vehicle for it's cash value

FTA: 2003 BMW 325Cl

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[–] zik 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Still worth $23000 in Australia.

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[–] HopeStillFlies ago  (edited ago)

Reminds me of that scene in White Collar where the FBI guy is beaming about the car he got for Neal to use in a sting operation, it was like a base model Mercedes and he's like:

"It was like 40k when it came out! We seized it from a drug kingpin!"
"It doesn't scream 'high-rollin', money-laundering, art-dealing millionaire', it politely says 'this is what I got to keep in the divorce'. You people are going to get me killed."

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[–] barrinmw 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

"The mental health industry has no credibility, at all. It's superstitious nonsense at it's best."

I bet the millions of people who have been helped out of depression with drugs like Zoloft would disagree.

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[–] mysteriouspants 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And yet we have thousands of psychostitutes willing to pump any tiger-mom's brats full of Ritalin because little Timmy obviously has the ADD.

The field of psychology is still infantile and is an extremely soft science. Just because one part of it "works" doesn't give any credibility to the rest of it.

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[–] SilverBanana 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I know few people who had delusional visions and paranoia that went away after few days of treatment with pills. We are lucky for what we have. I am not saying to stop innovation and reassessment, but it is not a superstitious nonsense.

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[–] LOLThatsJustRetarded ago 

Chemists invented Zoloft. A psychiatrist just prescribed it.

Nobody said that chemistry has no credibility at all.

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[–] Salnax ago 

Mental Health is a worthwhile concern. Trust me, not being tempted to commit suicide on a regular basis is a major positive. It's just that its name can easily be used to silence people and seize property. Plus, as a soft science, it often gets bogged down in politcally driven BS.

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[–] selpai ago  (edited ago)

There's no such thing as a "soft science". There are no independent standards for mental health, or any division of it. Stick someone in front of 10 different "experts", and you will get 10 different results, as long as they're not in the same room together anyways. I would say that we need a modern day rosenheim experiment, but it would be superfluous compared to the plethora of people, just like this woman, who have been put through the system. The entire industry is a sick joke.

That's not to say that suicidal people are healthy, but the answer isn't lithium, SRI's, or anything found in the latest version of the DSM. Of course there's backlash against this idea, from people invested in the industry, from either end, but who wants to admit that their effort has been wasted? The psychologists tell you that it's not your fault or w/e, and that you have "an illness" that they can treat, and the vulnerable, weak, malleable person in front of them doesn't want to lose that idea. It's a crutch. The psychologist doesn't want to admit to themselves that they spent 6+ years in medical school to become a god damned pill pusher. Or maybe they do, and are predatory enough that they don't care.

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[–] Blue_Collar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They know its going to trial and are taking the 'no comment' approach.

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Remember that story about the Russian mother that commited her daughter to the madhouse because she didn't want her married because she would lose the money left to her by the father?

There was also that journalist in US that got in to report on the conditions and couldn't get back out. So it is incredibly easy to get in but difficult to get out. Cops know that and use it to get rid of people.

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[–] Morbo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I wonder what the excuses will be on this incident. Unless this story leaves out critical information, I cannot imagine any good reason why things should have escalated to this level. I guess I'm off to dig deeper and decide where, when, why and if I will be outraged.

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[–] scrotums 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Here's her lawyer's press release.

I don't know how critical it is, but the article left out that she went to the wrong precinct to try and pick up her car. That's when she got taken to the mental hospital.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's pretty fucked up. If it was anyone else, they probably would have said something along the lines of, "Oh, yeah. Do you have a ticket with you? Any verifying information? Oh... yeah, see. You need to go here. *proceeds to give directions on where/how to pick up car*".

What the fuck. You know, a family friend (Hispanic) used to drive a fairly recent, well taken care of, expensive-ish Ferrari. He said he sold it after a couple of months, because he kept repeatedly getting pulled over by police, thinking that he'd stolen it. Constantly. It was seriously interfering with his work and ability to move around in the city, so he just got rid of it.

I kinda didn't believe him until stuff like this started making it to the news. Now, I'm not so sure.

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[–] Mathurin1911 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago  (edited ago)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-woman-held-psych-ward-obama-twitter-claim-article-1.2159049 http://gawker.com/woman-allegedly-sent-to-psych-ward-for-saying-obama-fol-1693320103 Old occurrence, new lawsuit, she told them Obama followed her on Twitter.

From the first link

The bizarre experience began Sept. 12, when the NYPD seized her prized 2003 BMW 325Ci in Harlem because they suspected she was high on weed, her attorney, Michael Lamonsoff, said. Cops found no marijuana but confiscated her ride anyway, he said. The NYPD declined to comment.

The following day, Brock walked into the NYPD’s Public Service Area 6 stationhouse in Harlem to retrieve her car, her suit charges.

Brock — an eccentric 32-year-old born in Jamaica with dreams of making it big in the entertainment business — admitted in an interview she was “emotional,” but insisted she in no way is an “emotionally disturbed person.”

Important points for me, which I will attempt to phrase in the voice of a sassy black woman for comedic effect.

Bitch, a 2003 BMW is a nice car, but get off your high horse, your ride aint so fancy police wouldnt believe a black woman drives it, that shit costs less than a new toyota camry. You know what the fuck happened, you walked into the wrong damn police station, then lost your damn mind at people who dont put up with that shit, you lucky they thought you was crazy instead of charging you with something. So now you tryin to make some money, but you aint fooled nobody, take your sorry ass home.

Edit: oh right, I about forgot, if she is telling the truth about getting a hospital bill for being committed, that is entirely wrong, the bill should go to the people who committed her as she had no choice the matter.

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[–] StVitus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Bullshit title.

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