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  • Judge denies bail for 4 Chicago Facebook Live torture suspects

    01/06/2017 4:52:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Diane Pathieu and Leah Hope
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge denied bail Friday for four people charged with committing a hate crime. They are accused of torturing an 18-year-old man with special needs and streaming it live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the Cook County state's attorney. Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington were charged with residential burglary, for allegedly retaliating against a neighbor who complained about the...
  • Black teens are charged with a HATE CRIME after live-streaming torture of white disabled man who th

    01/05/2017 5:24:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Black teens are charged with a HATE CRIME after live-streaming torture of white disabled man who they held prisoner for days before he escaped - as cops reveal they have shown NO remorse The four black friends believed to be behind the disturbing torture of a white special needs man in a Facebook live video have been identified and charged with committing a hate crime. Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and sisters Birttany, 18, and Tanisha Covington, 24, were charged Thursday morning with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and a hate crime, according to the...
  • Hate crime charges filed after ‘sickening’ video shows attack on disabled man in Chicago

    01/05/2017 11:58:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mark Berman and Derek Hawkins
    Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people while abusing a man authorities say has mental health problems. The footage, which Chicago’s top police officer labeled “sickening,” quickly went viral online. In the shaky video, a terrified young man in a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants is seen crouching in a corner, his wrists and neck bound with orange bands, his mouth taped shut. A young woman films as two young men slash the sleeves of his...
  • IRAQ WAR VETERAN CREATES WHEELCHAIR SNOW PLOW

    12/27/2016 8:54:28 PM PST · by rey · 8 replies
    WPVI ^ | 27 Dec 2016
    I thought many would appreciate this disabled vet giving back to his community, as though he had to, with his wheelchair snow plow. http://6abc.com/news/iraq-war-veteran-creates-wheelchair-snow-plow/1169458/
  • Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

    12/11/2016 4:45:41 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 45 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | December 11, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    Measure intended to protect people with disabilities who have wandered away A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with autism, jumped into a river near a park and drowned. In 2014, a 14-year-old boy with autism, Avonte Oquendo, left his school and drowned in a river. Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.), who chairs the Congressional Autism Caucus and the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, introduced a...
  • Social Security to take disabled woman’s money after fund-raiser sends her to a baseball game

    12/05/2016 12:40:01 PM PST · by 198ml · 41 replies
    Q13Fox | 12/5/16 | Tribune Media
    One Kansas City Royals fan feels like she is being punished for the good deed of others. Joyce Jeter has a debilitating medical condition, causing her to rely on Social Security as her only source of income. Royals fans rallied around her to raise money to send her to a game at Kauffman Stadium, but now that gift is leaving her financial future in jeopardy. Joyce told Fox4KC she feels like she's being robbed all because she accepted a gift.
  • The True Story: Donald Trump did not mock a reporter's disability

    11/01/2016 11:56:48 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 27 replies
    Catholics for Trump ^ | 7/27/16 | Catholics for Trump
    It is a total lie.
  • Are you saying that because I am disabled, I shouldn’t have been born?

    10/13/2016 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies
    aleteia.org ^ | 10/5/2016 | Grzegorz Polakiewicz
    It is getting late, yet I made up my mind to sit down at the laptop to write these couple of sentences. Today I have read what Ms. Bakuła said: “Without abortion, cripples would be born into this world.” I have also read the following commentary: “Rather than fight about abortion, we should think about what to do so that so many cripples would not be born. I partly know that answer to how to dramatically limit this fact”; I won’t even mention some private emails here. I am disabled. I am a person who, in many people’s opinion, should...
  • Life is a journey, not a destination

    06/23/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    A global-expedition leader reflects on his latest mountaineering adventure with his son and two Green Berets Sheer grit, dig-down-deep determination, and a fortitude not matched by most of the toughest men I’ve ever known, were the all-encompassing descriptions – perhaps the only adequate ones – I felt as I watched retired and disabled U.S. Army Green Berets ascending and descending the great Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska. The expedition up the mountain was not only unforgettable; but in many ways a once-in-a-lifetime experience; proving once again that it’s not always the objective gained, but the quest to achieve it (And this...
  • Clinton Super PAC Ad Shames Trump for Mocking Disabled (Barf Alert)

    06/11/2016 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Jun 2016 | Mark Swanson
    Hillary Clinton's super-PAC unveiled a new TV spot this week that brings to the surface Donald Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter a few months ago, Politico reported. Though Trump has denied mocking the New York Times' Serge Kovaleski, Priorities USA, Clinton's super-PAC, is jumping on an opportunity it thinks will resonate with voters. The message: Trump "mocked someone with a disability," reports the New York Times. "Women are pigs and slobs, Mexicans are thugs and criminals, and the disabled deserve to be targets of mocking and derision," Priorities USA spokesman Justin Barasky said in a statement to Politico. "The...
  • The Culture of Death's Love Story?

    06/10/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's maddening to watch a movie trailer resplendent with engrossing and alluring screenshots projecting a terrific flick, only to learn after paying the price of admission that you'd watched the totality of the movie's value. That's not misleading; it's good advertising. But sometimes movie studios are just plain guilty of false advertising. The new movie "Me Before You" looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadriplegic after being hit by a car. He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires...
  • Liberal Protesters Assault Disabled Donald Trump Supporter Attending Rally in a Wheelchair

    05/25/2016 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Liberal activists have created a tense and violent-prone environment outside rallies for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for weeks. That potential for violence came to a head in New Mexico yesterday when a disabled Trump supporter attending a rally in a wheelchair became the subject of a violent assault. As the Associated Press reports, Trump supporters were “taunted” by the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center, but one disabled man got the brunt end of the liberals’ wrath: Some protesters even threw water bottles and water at the Trump supporters as they walked along a sidewalk leading to the...
  • (From MAY 23, 2011) Aborting Imperfection: Abortions on Disabled Babies are Dead Wrong

    05/23/2016 10:45:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Daily Mail Life News ^ | May 23, 2011 | Melissa Clouthier
    Modern technology brings diagnoses earlier–even in the womb. In the U.S., that means that 90% of children with Down’s Syndrom are aborted thanks to amniocentesis. In this UK example, a child diagnosed via ultrasound with Spina Bifida was aborted [WARNING: this is very disturbing]. His mother’s experience is what follows: Yet if making that choice was hard, the physical ordeal was only just beginning. At 18 weeks pregnant, I was too far gone for a surgical termination and would have to go through a labour and delivery, under the care of midwives at our local hospital. The first step was...
  • Horrific Details Revealed in Murder of Pregnant Texas Teen

    05/03/2016 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 3 2016 | wowk
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A mentally disabled West Texas teenager who told a school worker she had been impregnated by her stepfather was found with her uterus removed when authorities discovered her body in her family's partially burned home, according to an arrest warrant. The mother of the 18-year-old who was found dead in Idalou, northeast of Lubbock, in February remained jailed Monday after being arrested last week on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person. The teenager's stepfather is being held on three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. No one has been charged...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman says her developmentally disabled sister was raped while at state-run group home

    05/02/2016 9:10:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    A nonverbal, developmentally disabled woman was raped under the supervision of a state-run group home, the sister of the alleged victim claims — and officials did nothing to address the alleged abuse, she told the Daily News. The disabled woman — who cannot legally consent to sex — was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2004 while under the care of Union Avenue IRA, according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit that will be filed Monday. “What went through my head was that my sister was raped by somebody,” said L.K., the alleged victim’s sister, adding that the 47-year-old woman...
  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 7:00:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    7NEWS & The Denver Channel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mark Boyle
    Colorado's six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) humiliated her. She took to social media Sunday to detail her experience getting through security at Denver International Airport. She said agents made her go through a full body search even though she has Pre check. "They go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it's really embarrassing," said Van Dyken-Rouen. Van Dyken-Rouen said as much as she and husband Tom travel all over the...
  • Baby girl denied chance at new heart because of developmental disability

    04/19/2016 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nancy Flanders
    Stephanie Parra was 32 weeks pregnant when doctors handed her devastating news. Her baby girl had a heart defect that was so severe they didn’t think she would live more than a few hours after birth. They told Parra that she should consider abortion. “I reminded the doctor that I was 32 weeks,” she explained. “But the doctor said that my baby was considered defective and that you can terminate up to 38 or maybe 39 weeks. I told her, no, termination wasn’t an option. We were going to continue the pregnancy.” Parra was determined to help her daughter anyway...
  • Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people

    04/12/2016 8:20:11 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2016 | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
    The Obama administration plans to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by nearly 400,000 permanently disabled Americans. By law, anyone with a severe disability is eligible to have the government discharge their federal student loans. The administration took steps four years ago to make the process easier by letting people who are totally and permanently disabled use their Social Security designation to apply for a discharge, but few took advantage.
  • Federal Rules Shutting Down Work Centers for the Disabled

    12/16/2015 5:54:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/15/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Work centers for the disabled provide a useful service for businesses while allowing individuals with special needs to gain work skills and autonomy. But new federal regulations would make life difficult for these charitable operations, potentially causing some to close their doors. These centers have historically been exempt from minimum wage laws, but proposed rules from the federal Labor Department would end the exemption. Regulators are also considering mandating "integrated work settings," which means they would have to employ more higher-priced, nondisabled workers to work with those who are disabled. For many centers, that means they would have to fire...
  • Obamacare is robbing resources from the developmentally disabled

    12/09/2015 2:57:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Kristina Ribali
    States seduced by the“free” federal funds trap into expanding Medicaid under Obamacare are facing the harsh reality that comes with an expanded welfare class: free comes at a very high price.Medicaid expansion has blown a billion dollar hole in California’s budget and now cuts are inevitable, cuts that will hurt those with developmental disabilities.The Arc of Alameda County, a non-profit that offers “programs and services for people with developmental disabilities” is one of the latest victims of the strained budget, reports NPR. The Arc runs a work center in Union City, California, that allows people with developmental disabilities to...