For more than 50 years, Americans primarily got their news from newspapers, radio or television. Now a fourth option, the internet, is increasingly being used by Americans. However, Americans are not just going to the online versions of traditional media outlets, they are going to social media.
Prison overcrowding in the U.S. is largely attributable to an increase in the mentally ill inmate population. Jails and prisons are increasingly being used to house these individuals, denying them of the treatment they need and locking many of them into a cycle of being incarcerated.
Caleb Keeter, a guitarist with the Josh Abbott Band was publicly opposed to gun control. However, after being caught in the fire of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1, he publically changed his stance on gun legislation.
More than one third of homeless people in Washington, D.C., suffer from a mental illness according to the Washington Legal Clinic, making it tougher to assist them in getting back on their feet.