The Scanner Today, March 9
Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price has vowed to "work aggressively" to move cases involving mental illness into diversion programs.
That's not what happened this week.
Instead, in a sparsely-attended press conference Tuesday, Price said she intends to add hate crime charges to the attempted murder case against a man with an alleged history of serious mental illness.
We took a deep dive into the case and the many complexities that surround it.
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