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Training Cops NOT to Shoot Autistic Folks…? DOES. NOT. WORK.


Iowa City feels good about itself this morning…

The autists who live there shouldn’t…


Iowa City feels good about itself this morning…

“A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!”

Seems they will eventually hire a new professional liaison to communicate between cops and mental health pros…

To protect mental health PROs during human services calls to the disabled…

with no discussion of communicating the simple idea to cops that they MIGHT choose to murder fewer innocent autists…

Recently, The Daily Iowan reported that CommUnity Crisis Services will hire a law enforcement liaison to ensure the safety of mental health professionals during calls. This newly created position develops an essential relationship between Iowa City Police and mental health resources.

The Daily Iowan, 2/17/21

I am aware of NO research that indicates police training, or interfacing new, highly trained & paid staff with police…

Actually reduces cop violence. Particularly toward autists…

No stats whatsoever show a decline in US cop violence… Anywhere.

The number of US citizens killed by cops has not significantly changed since it first hit the air waves with the death of Michael Brown in 2015.

All these training programs, disability registries, ombudspeople, commissions, tracking devices, Amber Alerts…

simply enlarge police departments’ staffing, military equipment, budgets, and power…

And ultimately, needless, unjustifiable citizen deaths…

Subsidizing murder.

Particularly of autists. Whether they are verbal, nonverbal, in control, out of control, too loud, too soft, don’t make eye contact…

Or are just too weird.

“Police brutality is rampant in America. Statistics compiled by The Prison Policy Initiative shows that 33.5 people were killed by American law enforcement per every 10 million people.”

Op cit.

Unless there’s a credible threat of mortal violence…

No human services call should be delivered by a human with a gun.


More on this important topic here.

And a Facebook group discussing this important topic.

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