Matching Your Energy: The Police, Violence, and Mental Illness in America

Gabriel Nathan
9 min readMar 17
Don’t worry; we’re here to de-escalate. (Photo by Max Fleischmann on Unsplash)

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, for those who like acronyms and lightly buttered toast) began a nationwide collection of data relating to use-of-force incidents by police officers. Who was watching the cops and keeping data before? Newspapers, like the Washington Post.

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Gabriel Nathan

Gabe is Editor in Chief of OC87 Recovery Diaries, a mental health publication. He drives an old VW year round and wears corduroy trousers in the summer.