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UK: Teenagers who violently abuse disabled boy walk free with community service order

Posted 12/10-10 at 23.54

Three boys tortured a 17 year-old with learning difficulties for three days and recorded his ordeal on their mobile phones. They told police they carried out the attacks because they were bored. The boy who was attacked has moved to anothe ...

Australia: Disability hate crime common and largely hidden

Posted 12/08-10 at 18.52

Research by visiting US academic, Dr Mark Sherry, shows how thousands of Australians experience disability hate crimes each year. However, the lack of legal recognition of disability hate crime means it is often characterised as abuse and penalise ...

UK: Disability hate crime claims another victim

Posted 05/04-10 at 22.10

Martyn Griffiths, 32, a disabled man, was left unconscious after a vicious attack in Aberdare in Wales. ...

UK: Disabled man hounded to death by young thugs

Posted 16/03-10 at 21.46

David Askew, a 64-year-old from Greater Manchester with learning difficulties, had been bullied for years by local youths. The last confrontation on March 11th led to David dying from a heart attack outside his house. Neighbours complained ...

USA: Hate crime murder of young woman with learning difficulties

Posted 04/03-10 at 15.34

Laura Cummings, a 23-year old with learning difficulties from North Collins, New York, was tortured and then murdered, allegedly by her mother and half brother. They will now stand trial after being indicted by a grand jury. It has been cl ...

US: Brutal murder of woman with learning difficulty may test new hate crime law

Posted 22/02-10 at 13.28

On February 11th, Jennifer Daugherty (30), who had learning difficulties, was found dead in a plastic garbage container at a middle school in Greenburg, Pennsylvania. She had been bound, beaten and stabbed repeatedly. Police have charged three men ...

UK: Hate crime against disabled people in Wales exposed in BBC documentary

Posted 24/01-10 at 23.44

In Wales in 2009, police recorded 116 hate crimes against disabled people. There were only 18 convictions. A recent documentary, ‘Why do you hate me?' for BBC One Wales suggests many more incidents go unrecorded. The programme, is presen ...

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