Adopt Laura’s Law to improve mental health treatment

CITY AFFAIRS: Laura’s Law, which is being considered by Alameda County, is a safe, humane way to provide treatment for the mentally ill.

If fully adopted in Alameda County, Laura’s Law will be an effective means of getting treatment to some of the county’s most vulnerable and neglected citizens.
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Cukor’s family criticizes police response on night of death

The family of a Berkeley resident who was bludgeoned to death outside his home earlier this year is now criticizing the police response the night of the killing. The sons of Peter Cukor, Christopher and Alexander Cukor, spoke to press Friday at the office of their attorney R. Lewis Van Blois to set
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Murder suspect ruled mentally incompentent

An Alameda County judge ruled Thursday that Daniel DeWitt, the suspect in a Berkeley resident’s murder, is not mentally competent for a trial, according to the Oakland Tribune. DeWitt, who has a history of mental illness, will instead be sent to a state hospital for treatment. DeWitt’s one charge of
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