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After accident they warned about, sisters of mentally ill man blame the state — and beg governor to act

Everyone around him saw this coming. No one managed to stop it. For years, family members of James Mark Rippee — a blind, homeless Vacaville man with a traumatic brain injury and paranoid schizophrenia — have fought to get him into treatment. He resisted. And official after official cited California’s involuntary treatment laws in explaining to […]