"The police have a culture of instant compliance, and if you don't instantly comply with their demands, you are therefore a threat," Mr. Loy said. "And that's very dangerous for people with mental illness, or various other forms of disabilities, may be unable to perceive and comply with those demands. That doesn't make them a threat. That makes them a human being with a condition or disability that needs to be respected and addressed."
David Loy, of the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego County, said he has not followed Stein's case closely, but that based on what he has seen in the media he thinks there may be a legitimate concern on the part of the Corps about Stein appearing to be speaking as a member of the armed forces because of his Facebook page's name.