SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – San Francisco’s city attorney said on Monday he has opened an investigation into recent newspaper reports that a Nevada mental hospital was illegally busing hundreds of newly discharged psychiatric patients to California and other states. In a letter to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, City Attorney Dennis Herrera cited a Sacramento Bee investigative series documenting what it described as rampant “patient dumping” by the Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas. The Bee reported that the state-run facility has, since 2008, discharged some 1,500 patients – some of them still mentally ill and indigent – with one-way Greyhound bus tickets to out-of-state destinations without adequate provisions for food, medication, housing or medical treatment. The report found that one third of those patients were sent to neighboring California, the bulk of them arriving in Los Angeles, while 36 ended up in San Francisco. “Assuming the reports are true, Nevada’s practice of psychiatric ‘patient dumping’ is shockingly inhumane and illegal,” Herrera said in a statement.
What a move from Nevada. Just loading up all the crazies, stickin em on a bus and saying “peace!” Here’s your one way ticket to Somewhere Fucking Else, USA! Don’t call or write, you lunatics! Enjoy! Reminds me of the time all the boys from South Park tried to ship their homeless to California. Except this is real life, not an animated cartoon. And Nevada really is sending a bunch of mentally deranged zombies to Los Angeles with zero regard for their well being. That just kinda how Nevada rolls though you know? At least Vegas. Its like survival of the fittest. If you can’t handle that town then you’re gonna get eaten alive or shipped the fuck out. Thats the way it is. I bet if Nevada had the wherewithal they’d just blast them into outer space. Send all the loony tunes to Mars or something. We’re trying to gamble and pimp out whores.