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Old? Autistic? Deaf? Mentally ill? Don’t call cops

Anyone who cares for someone with a developmental disability, as well as for disabled people themselves every day in fear that their behavior will be misconstrued as suspicious, intoxicated or hostile by law enforcement. —Steve Silberman, The New York Times By John Whitehead Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don’t talk back to police officers, don’t even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don’t run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for The post Old? Autistic? Deaf? Mentally ill? Don’t call cops appeared first on Nooganomics. Local economy & free markets. ... [...]

October 25, 2017

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