Back in the late 60's or early 70's there was a woman in N. Y. named Mary (I forgot her last name ) who was severly mentally handicapped. Her family wished to commit her to a state mental institution. Of course, she did not wish to go so she contacted the good old ACLU. They fought her case up to the Supreme Court and got some very restrictive rulings. Now one can only be incarcerated if they are a danger to themselves or others however you would figure that out. In about two years about 70 % of mental patients were dumped on the streets. This is where most of our homeless come from today! Nice going ACLU! With friends like that..... And when they realized the disaster they caused they said, "Blame it on Regan. It happened on his watch. Another triumph of the left!