Re "On a 15-hour bus trip, last stop is confusion" (Page A1, March 1): The dumping of a mental patient from Las Vegas to Sacramento is outrageous.
The excuses given by the Nevada health official are weak and exposed by the fact that they told this man to "call 911" when he arrived in Sacramento. If he had some reason for wanting to come to Sacramento it's unlikely he would have to call 911.
This is grossly unethical and ought to be illegal, if it's not already.
The other, and perhaps more frightening, part of the article is the statement from Loaves & Fishes that "the county no longer accepts walk-in patients for mental health crisis care." If we are serious about preventing tragic outcomes such as Newtown and many others, this policy has to stop. Our leaders have to provide more than rhetoric.
-- Robert Nixon, Cameron Park