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Old 11-13-2019, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: A Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Was Randomly Poured on a Woman by a Homeless Man

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The man who attacked her, identified in court records as Jere Blessings, was charged with battery and taken to jail. Blessings was described as a transient with "schizophrenia and psychotic disorders," records show.

"He doesn't need jail time. He needs mental health care," Van Tassel said. "I have empathy for him. Because he needs help."

Jere Blessings got help, but only for two months. He was sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues, and released in August.

Security footage from businesses nearby captured the attack, and bodycam captured the aftermath as officers responded, but the LAPD and businesses would not release the footage, even when Van Tassel asked to see it.

"It was awful," Van Tassel said through tears. "And it changed my life."

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office said Blessings is now back in the community, which worries Van Tassel.
The article doesn't bother to include WHY he was released and what authority is to blame...
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