Day in Washington- The Disability Policy Podcast explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 8-10 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text of each podcast in the comments. If you have difficulty downloading the podcast, please right-click and save it to your computer for playback.
This week's podcast is an update on Hate Crimes legislation as it relates to disability, but also covers a recent Los Angeles Times article that supports the elimination of “disability” from Hate Crimes legislation. As an additional piece of information, the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes bill (S. 1105) , is expected to go to the floor this week.
– Introduction, Date of Podcast
– Hate Crimes Legislation Update
– L.A. Times Article
– Information from Long Island disability “hate crime”
– Closing and Contact information
(If you cannot access the editorial directly at the L.A. Times site above, a copy of the editorial is also available at: http://www.aapd.com/News/legislature/071029lat.htm)
ABC Long Island Article – Teens Sentenced in Bowling Alley Sodomy – Convicted of sexually assaulting disabled handyman with plumbing snake