Earlier this month, 'excited delirium' was evoked to explain away the death of Natasha McKenna, a schizophrenic 37-year-old who died in a Fairfax County, Va., jail earlier this year. In McKenna’s case, blaming “excited delirium” keeps law enforcement from looking at the root of the problems that caused her death: our police and jails’ mistreatment of people with mental illnesses.
Click to read the full article as originally posted by The Guardian on 9/17/2015.