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No Care: After an Accident They Knew Was Coming, Sisters of a Mentally Ill Man Blame the State—and Beg Gov. Newsom to Act

Everyone around him saw this coming. No one managed to stop it. For years, family members of James Mark Rippee—a blind, homeless Vacaville man with a traumatic brain injury and paranoid schizophrenia—have fought to get him into treatment. He resisted. And official after official cited California’s involuntary-treatment laws in explaining to his family why there […]