This panel of experts explores what society can do to stop the mentally ill from committing horrific acts of violence, often with the use of guns. How do state and federal laws protect the rights of the mentally ill persons while also protecting the community at large?
Renee L. Binder
Renée L. Binder, M.D., University of California, San Francisco Medical School; Psychiatrist; Professor; Founder and Director, UCSF Psychiatry and the Law Program
Mark Follman, Senior Editor, Mother Jones, focused on politics and national security. This past summer, Follman led an in-depth data investigation into mass shootings following the incidents in Aurora, Colorado and Wisconsin.
Carol Kingsley, Attorney/Mediator; Board Member, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Her husband Jack was among those killed at 101 California Street in 1993.
Robert J. McMenomy
Robert J. McMenomy, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Francisco Division, headquarters and field agent investigating and managing criminal, counterterrorism and administrative matters
Forensic psychiatrist for UCSF Dr. Renee Binder touches on the challenges of identifying violent tendencies in people with mental illness. Dr. Binder sees higher tendency rates of violence with people with serious mental illnesses but is cautious not to stigmatize mental illness in general.