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I Wish You Were Dead – The 2013 National Disability Day of Mourning

March 3, 2013
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I Wish You Were Dead – The 2013 National Disability Day of Mourning

“I wish you were dead.” It is a terrible thing to say or even think to another human being.  Imagine it being said to a young person with a disability.  Now imagine someone following through on that threat.  Now imagine them receiving no condemnation for the action.  That was the case of George Hodgins,...
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Quotable – More Ed Roberts on #Disability (and criminals with disabilities)

June 4, 2012
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Quotable – More Ed Roberts on #Disability (and criminals with disabilities)

Highlights from speeches by Ed Roberts as collected by Jon Oda We  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...
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Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation Passes

July 24, 2009
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On Thursday, July 23, the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 was passed by the Senate. Why this is important is because included in this bill was the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which would take several important steps toward improving the nation’s response to hate crime, including expanding current...
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Day in Washington Podcast #21 (Suicide Bombers with Disabilities – Redux)

February 28, 2008
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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 5-10 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...
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Day in Washington Podcast #20 (Law Enforcement and Disability – The Bigger Picture of the “Wheelchair Dumping” Controversy)

February 18, 2008
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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 5-10 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...
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Day in Washington Podcast #16 (Legislative Update – Appropriations, SCHIP, Medicaid and Hate Crimes)

January 2, 2008
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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 5-10 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...
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Day in Washington #13 – Hate Crimes Update

November 5, 2007
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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...
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Hate Crimes in Australia

August 23, 2007
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One of the previous Day in Washington Podcasts addresses the issue of Hate Crimes against People with Disabilities.  One of the frustrations has always been the fact that many of the crimes either go unreported or are “downgraded” to assualt or elder abuse.   What it comes down to is the belief that people with disabilities...
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