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UK: Gang of youths attack wheelchair user

Posted 07/05-11 at 02.46

A 51 year-old wheelchair user was attacked late at night and robbed in Salisbury by three young men and two teenage girls. They tipped him out of his electric wheelchair and then kicked him while he was on the ground. Curiously, the gang returned ...

Canada: Disability hate crime. Call for access to justice.

Posted 14/04-11 at 01.19

David Hingsburger, a disability activist, has demanded that in the forthcoming federal elections politicians address the lack of access to the justice system for victims of disability hate crime. He points out that hate crime against disabled peo ...

UK: Woman jailed for disability hate crime

Posted 25/03-11 at 02.02

Rachel Rooney (31) has been jailed for eight months for taunting and then punching Chantelle R ...

USA: McDonald’s sued over abuse of disabled man by employees

Posted 08/02-11 at 12.46

A civil action has been started by the mother of a Navajo man with learning difficulties who was allegedly abused by three employees of one of McDonald's restaurants in New Mexico. It is claimed that the restaurant in Farmington hired employees in ...

USA: Violent crime against disabled people twice that experienced by non-disabled people

Posted 13/12-10 at 01.07

A Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report of the latest figures for crime (2008), show disabled people were twice as likely to be the victims of crime than their non-disabled peers. The violent crimes included 40,000 rapes or sexual assa ...

UK: Hertfordshire police raise awareness of disability hate crime

Posted 25/11-10 at 14.29

As part of their anti-bullying week, police in Hertfordshire have highlighted hate crime against disabled people. They have also reminded people how to report incidents and encouraged witnesses and victims to contact them. As reporting cri ...

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