Disability and Police Perception

From The Atlantic, by and , May 6, 2014:

How Misunderstanding Disability Leads to Police Violence

The article begins by noting that people with disabilities are violently victimized three times above the average, and

Ethan Saylor

Ethan Saylor

proceeds to the sad and tragic story of Ethan Saylor. The rest of the article focuses on the hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the issue. More tragic stories are shared, and solutions are discussed. How soon, though, will they be implemented?

From the Washington Post, b, August 25, 2014:

Why do police keep seeing a person’s disability as a provocation?

This article shares two more such stories which happened in the three month period between articles. There are also many links to more factual information, commentary, and resources to address the matter. But will these resources be used in the heat of the moment?

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