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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 ...

International: Disability hate crime recorded in very few countries

Posted 21/11-10 at 15.35

A report on hate crime for 2009, from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), shows that only eleven of its 56 members record data on disability-related incidents.Of the eleven, but three - Belgium, Germany and the UK - ma ...

UK: Mother remanded for murder of disabled son

Posted 26/05-10 at 16.53

Yvonne Freaney, 48, has been charged with the murder of her 11-year old disabled son, Glen. After killing Glen, she tried to commit suicide. When found at a hotel with Glen's body, she is reported to have said, ‘I had to do it - no-one else woul ...

UK: TV documentary on disability hate crime

Posted 27/02-10 at 14.58

First Cut presents film-maker Hannah Murphy's portrayal of what life can be like for disabled people in Britain. Disabled people speak out about their experiences of hate crime and question a society that continues to do nothing to protect them. ...

BBC programme on disability hate crime

Posted 16/02-10 at 17.52

On February 15th, Panorama showed an excellent half-hour documentory on disability hate crime. It was researched and presented by Simon Green, a wheelchair user. The programme shows in hard-edged detail what DAA has been reporting on for many year ...

UK: Police accept failures in Pilkington case but say Fiona partly to blame

Posted 26/10-09 at 22.58

As reported on our website, following the Coroner's hearing into the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter, Leicestershire Police Authority convened a special meeting on October 13th to receive a report from the Constabulary. At the ...

UK: Police called to account on Pilkington case

Posted 12/10-09 at 11.00

Following the conclusion of the Coroner's hearing into the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter, Leicestershire Police Authority has convened a special meeting to receive a report from the Constabulary regarding the police actions involved ...

USA: House passes hate crime bill

Posted 11/10-09 at 13.25

The House of Representatives voted on October 7th to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim's sexual orientation, gender or disability.This would add to the current federal law that covers crime ...

USA: Disabled people face higher rates of crime

Posted 06/10-09 at 19.31

The first national crime survey of crime against disabled people has been produced by the US Justice Department. The figures relate to 2007 and are age adjusted. Among the report's findings are the following: Disable ...

UK: Failure to deal with disability hate crimes leads to mother and daughter murder/suicide

Posted 21/09-09 at 18.32

A mother who killed herself and her disabled daughter by setting fire to their car had been unable to get help against constant abuse and intimidation from local youths. ...

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