Should BPD Use Spit Hoods?
Police are not caregivers. They should not be first responders to mental health calls. Period. They are not trained for it. Their idea of deescalation is when you dont shoot them with live ammunition.
Read the East Bay Express piece: https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/should-berkeley-police-be-using-spit-hoods/Content?oid=23978722&fbclid=IwAR3VBvC1R7WEs7nMHsX-fRSSBvwS3an9e_c1MiAuU0-Kz9iH2THvbOa7MD8