Here we see how a young woman’s mental health crisis got her into handcuffs and in front of a judge for having inconvenienced the public.
Police criminalized this woman. That’s how stigmas work.
Now compare that situation with that of, say, a pregnant woman whose waters break in the middle of a supermarket? Or hey, who cramps while driving a car on the way to the hospital, skids, spins and ends up blocking traffic?
If police did not discriminate, the latter woman should be handcuffed and dragged in front of a judge as well.
Would police do that?
And what would police do with a woman who ends up in a diabetic crisis while travelling on public transport?
Or with anyone daring to have a heart attack in public?