Sheriff in Florida shooting calls for power to detain over social media

Israel said the Baker Act allows law enforcement or medical professionals to confine a person involuntarily, “but you have to have a reason, you have to be able to articulate that they’re a threat to themselves or a threat to someone else.”

Israel pleaded with lawmakers in Tallahassee, the state capital, and Washington to give police the power to detain people “if they see something on social media, if they see graphic pictures of rifles and blood and gore and guns and bombs, if they see something, horrific language, if they see a person talking about ‘I want to grow up to be a serial killer.'”