Quotable – More Ed Roberts on #Disability (and criminals with disabilities)

Highlights from speeches by Ed Roberts as collected by Jon OdaCrime Scene

We [people with disabilities] are a very diverse group of people. There are all kinds. I knew a guy who was paraplegic–he was a second story man. He used to rob people’s houses by rolling up to their home, parking his chair and climbing up the wall to get in. He would take all their jewelry and climb back down. He must have stolen over a million dollars worth of jewelry before he was caught. The police took a long time to catch on. They had seen the tracks but they just didn’t make the connection; they just couldn’t believe it was a guy in a chair. They sent him to an accessible prison.