AutisticAF: The Week in Police & Autism 3/28/21

A new weekly roundup of interactions between autists… and the cops. Violence, positive support, personal stories, legislation, registries, opinion… Subscribe for regular updates.

Tips? Suggestions…? To the Editor

  1. Accused criminals… “even” autistic ones… are humans with rights.

  2. Why do we not prosecute targeted violence and abuse of autists… and other disabled folks… As hate crimes…? #StopAutisticHate.
  3. Cops make news for HELPING autist… not shooting him. This time.
  4. My G-d? 4 yo autist killed in hit-and-run and the police decide NOT to press charges?
  5. Teens terrorize autistic kid, hunting him with BB gun. No charges filed. Why isn’t this a hate crime?
  6. Sometimes it seems America just keeps getting uglier everyday…Vandalism aimed at Autists… and LGBTQIA.
  7. Pa. Supreme Court Justice eyes reforms to serve those on autism spectrum… after a mom defends her son in his court.
  8. Fall River couple accused in starvation death of 14-year-old autistic teen due in court Monday.

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