In the patient-dump case of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital, a federal judge’s ruling is wrong on so many levels.

William Spencer is able to tell the shameful story of Nevada’s practice of using Greyhound buses to rid itself of 1,500 mentally ill patients.

The patient-dumping case of James Flavy Coy Brown has proven a difficult lesson for Nevada.

In recent months, Nevada authorities have been criticized for busing 1,500 mentally ill patients to other states. In this instance, however, California dumped a patient on Nevada.

Authorities are starting to take seriously Nevada's mistreatment of its most severely mentally ill residents, finally.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the agencies that should be overseeing mental health care are whitewashing Nevada's practice of busing its mentally ill patients to all corners of the continental United States. It's easier that way.

California has laws protecting against gun sales to felons and people who have a history of severe mental illness. But people so inclined can drive to a Reno gun show, find a private individual with a weapon to sell and throw down sufficient cash to cover the price.

After determining that Paul Weston was neither a danger to himself nor gravely mentally disabled, Sacramento County jailers released him at 11:13 p.m. Weston started walking.

A damning series of stories published this year in The Sacramento Bee accuses Nevada of systematically dumping mental health patients on other states, particularly California.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval still has plenty of explaining to do about his state's cavalier policy of busing mentally ill patients unescorted to all corners of the continental United States.

Nevada's practice of busing patients with mental illness to all corners of the country is reprehensible. The response is not much better.

To attract tourist dollars, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled a cheery little ad that displays the Silver State's sunny side and is set against a toe-tapping version of "Don't Fence Me In," the sort of tune that can worm its way into your head.

Nevada authorities say they're sorry for how they treated James Flavy Coy Brown, who at age 48 has been battling mental illness for his entire adult life.

At last count, the California state prison system housed 33,777 inmates diagnosed with significant mental illness, including 6,051 with severe conditions such as schizophrenia.

Nevada state mental health officials acknowledge that they bought bus ticket tickets for at least 99 psychiatric patients and sent them to California since last July.

Like much in Vegas, the façade of Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital is deceiving.

In what appears to have been an egregious case of interstate patient dumping, a 48-year-old severely disturbed schizophrenic says he was released from a state mental institution in Las Vegas more than two weeks ago, put on a Greyhound bus to Sacramento and told to call 911 when he got here.

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