SPEAKER OLIVER: ‘NEW JERSEY MUST HELP THE MENTALLY ILL’

Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) had the following published Monday in The Star-Ledger :

“We have spent a lot of time recently contemplating two horribly violent incidents.
While still mourning the terrible shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and those attending her event who were murdered, our attention and heartfelt sympathies quickly turned to the shocking murder of Lakewood police officer Chris Matlosz. Both tragedies left us thinking about the victims, and the opportunities and moments we lost when they died, but the incidents also left us wondering what we could have done as a society to prevent this from happening…”