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Residents of an unhoused encampment adjacent to Tompkins Square Park in New York City.

New York Mayor Targets Unhoused Communities

This week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that he is empowering police and emergency service providers to forcibly hospitalize unhoused community members they perceive to have a mental health condition, including if they pose no discernable risk to others.

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