Virginia Autism Project Supporting Bill for Reduced Penalty for Assaulting Police

(Richmond, VA) You will be charged with a 6-month mandatory minimum sentence in addition to a felony if you assault a police officer. Advocates for people with psychiatrics disabilities argue that assault can be easily misinterpreted. For example, James is a 27-year old with with autism. Due to his autism, he spits subconsciously which can […]

Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk Protests Police Brutality

(Florida, US) Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk, a local group of the national BLM movement, was protesting the proposal of a law-and-order bill. DeSantis’ controversial law-and-order package “would create new felony crimes when property is damaged or when people are injured as a result of protests involving seven or more individuals. The measure would also […]