Posted on July 24, 2015 by Webtypo
This July 20, 2015 Newsworks article found on the NBC10.com website talks about the first phase of training received by a number of law enforcement officers and judges in Pennsylvania
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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Webtypo
United Nations Human Rights
This review was made public on May 11, 2015 by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. At first glance, it looks very dull, but pay close attention to the questions being asked by other countries (“Questions submitted in advance” and the addendum) as it pertains to Human Rights violations in the United States.
My question is this ….
When do we the people stand up and say enough is enough with regards to things like the brutal mistreatment of the mentally ill in jails and prisons, or racial issues or whatever other example of a human rights issue you may have in mind? How many lives need to be lost?
United Nations Human Rights Council logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on April 8, 2015 by Webtypo
This March 25, 2015 Slate article talks about questions raised by the Supreme Court about the number of mentally ill people shot by police as it compares to the number of police shot by mentally ill people and asks if the ADA should be applied more often to mitigate a less violent approach to dealing with people with mental health issues as opposed to creating a society where the mentally ill are killed on sight.
English: Commemorative plate of mentally ill victims of German crimes in Fort VII in Poznań Polski: Tablica upamiętniająca chore psychicznie ofiary niemieckich zbrodni w Forcie VII w Poznaniu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on December 7, 2014 by Webtypo
This December 4, 2014 WICU-WSEE Erie News article talks about an opinion on what sometimes happens when police are arresting someone who is disabled and how the persons race and disability could be targeted for discrimination either intentionally or unintentionally. The article primarily focuses on things like “fat hatred” and how someone who is obese is potentially treated differently then someone who isn’t by the police.
Disclaimer …. By posting the link to this article, I am not saying I approve or disapprove of the practices in this article. I am simply sharing it because I feel that it offers some insight that could be useful. I would also like to note that by posting this I am NOT saying that all police discriminate against people who are different then themselves, just acknowledgeing that it does seem to happen at times, and that while the only police that seem to be in the media are ones who are somehow corrupt or discriminate against others, I do acknowledge there are also some awesome
WSEE-TV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
police out there who often go above and beyond the call of duty and will do everything they can to treat people they encounter with dignity and respect. This is not a one-size-fits-all article.
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Posted on November 26, 2014 by Webtypo
This August 26, 2014 CNN article talks about the ever-increasing problem that police face when dealing with a person who is mentally ill.
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