As the controversial Kendra's Law sunsets this June, opponents and proponents of the law alike seem on the brink of a compromise –– extending the law for an additional five years rather than making it permanent now or allowing it to expire altogether…New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman said, "Serious questions remain about the racial implications of Kendra's Law. Kendra's Law has been used disparately against men of color, including black men who are five times more likely to be recipients of commitment orders as whites." “People of color often do not have access to mental health services and often may be targeted by law enforcement for arrests and removal to mental health facilities," Lieberman continued.

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