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School Security Officer Accused Of Abusing Child With Autism

PLANT CITY, FL — A Hillsborough County school security officer has been accused of physically abusing a child with autism.  On Wednesday, teachers at Knights Elementary School in Plant City contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office after they said they witnessed school security officer Michael Lashman, 57, becoming violent with a 9-year-old student with autism. […]

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Murder charges: Stearns County mom silenced disabled child’s medical device alarm

A 35-year-old central Minnesota woman is charged with murder after allegedly silencing the alarm on an oxygen-monitoring device and allowing her severely disabled child to die. Elise C. Nelson, of Paynesville, was charged Wednesday in Stearns County District Court with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the child’s death in June. The […]

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New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic son’s death

A federal judge on Friday ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her eight-year-old developmentally disabled child in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010 NEW YORK — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a self-made health care […]

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GRAPHIC: Utah police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy video:

(Click source link to view video. Warning: It is GRAPHIC) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers […]

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Report: Marijuana led to 1 in 10 arrests in South Dakota in 2018

Marijuana laws in South Dakota are disproportionately enforced against people of color and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a study commissioned by a group looking to legalize the drug for adults in South Dakota. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the campaign committee that gathered more than 33,000 signatures to put the question of […]

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VIDEOS: Justice For Osime Brown Campaign | Paul Wady

Justice for Osime Brown Campaign Published September 5, 2020 | Paul Wady Autistic Inclusive Meets joined forces with the Justice for Osime Brown campaign at an Extinction Rebellion protest at the treatment of asylum seekers outside the Home Office, Whitehall on the 4th of September 2020. Janine Booth, Emma Dalmayne, Osime’s family and the Labour […]

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Statement about the Shooting of the 13. year old Autistic Teen in Utah | Fierce Autistics And Allies

TRIGGER WARNING!!! An Autistic child is shown injured after being shot by law enforcement. Video, images and interviews include injured child and traumatized parent. Here at Fierce Autistics and Allies, we condemn the shooting of 13 year old Linden Cameron. His mother called the police in Gendale, Utah for help because he was running away […]