Review of Policeman Killing Disabled Man Ends with No Charges

Jeremy McDole was physically impaired and required a wheelchair. After being confronted by four police officers, he was told to “put his hands up”. Within 2 seconds of this order, he was shot by a police officer using a shotgun. Police claimed that McDole shot first which was confirmed by a ballistics’ team. However, an […]

The Terror of Policing for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities make up 22% of deaths caused by police. In the past five years, 1,254 Americans with psychiatric disabilities have died from “police intervention”. Police are simply not equipped to deal with crisis intervention. Golda Barton called the emergency room requesting a crisis intervention team for her 13-year old son with autism. Her […]

Policeman Beating Disabled Man While Wife Watched Helplessly

(Kannauj, India) A disabled man was picking up passengers by the side of the road in his rickshaw. A policeman then struck the disabled man behind the head and pushed him to the ground. During the assault, the disabled man’s wife was pleading for the policeman to stop. The other policemen present at the scene […]

Riot Police Attacking Disabled Veterans During Peaceful Protest in Sri Lanka

(Colombo, Sri Lanka) A peaceful protest emerged in Colombo, Sri Lanka over un-honored pension payments for disabled veterans. Roughly 3,000 disabled soldiers and family members of deceased soldiers were urging the government to pay their respective pensions. The riot police was then called and unleased water cannons and tear gas on the disabled protesters. Several […]