Tag: Crime

Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation Passes

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…

Day in Washington Podcast #20 (Law Enforcement and Disability – The Bigger Picture of the “Wheelchair Dumping” Controversy)

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…

Day in Washington #13 – Hate Crimes Update

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…

Hate Crimes in Australia

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…