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News Summary for September 24, 2012
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by State, so you can easily scan
through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest.

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:

1. “Caregivers Caught on Tape Abusing Autistic Man: Deputies” --- Two caregivers were caught on surveillance video abusing a non-verbal, 23-year-old man with severe autism in Valley Center hundreds of times over a three-week period in August, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed Wednesday. --- NBC San Diego --- September 20, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/KqZslG


2. “Release of Uncensored Developmental Center Citations Ordered” --- Lawyers for the Department of Public Health argued that two laws, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act and Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Service Act, both prohibit release of information pertaining to services to center patients. --- KQED --- September 20, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/3Ba6cp


3. “Mother Claims Mentally Disabled Daughter was Raped at School” --- A Treasure Coast mother is suing the St. Lucie County school district claiming her mentally disabled daughter was sexually assaulted at her school, more than once. --- wflx --- September 20, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/w82mmW


4. “Caregiver Admits to Slapping Disabled Client Who Later Died, gets 6 Months” --- A Fayetteville woman admitted in court Sept. 17 that she slapped a young disabled woman in the face to whom she had given care for over nine years. --- The Citizen.com --- September 21, 2012 (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/nQ13ju
5. “DOJ Investigating Race- and Disability-based Harassment at Small Montana School” --- The Department of Justice is investigating a complaint of race- and disability-based harassment at the 22-student Pine Creek School in Park County. --- The Republic --- September 21, 2012 (MONTANA) http://is.gd/WRs668
6. “31 Tennessee Kids Died in First 6 Months of This Year, DCS Reports” --- We're seeing cases in recent months that — in the past — would have been classified as severe child abuse that are now being called an assessment and are closed. --- The Tennessean --- September 21, 2012 (TENNESSEE) http://is.gd/amSByO


7. “Living Centers for People with Disabilities Continue to Struggle with Abuse ...” --- It's been more than three years since Texas officials signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to, among many things, reduce abuse and neglect at the state's 13 living centers for people with intellectual disabilities, including … --- Austin American-Statesman --- September 15, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/GWyzOD

8. “CPS Now at Full Staffing in Child-welfare Unit” --- The state Department of Economic Security has also hired a Phoenix police detective to oversee a new Child Protective Services investigations unit to handle the most serious child-abuse and neglect cases. --- Arizona Daily Sun --- September 21, 2012 (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/3PweRK


9. “Tucson Police ID Wheelchair Bound Man They Killed” --- Tucson police have identified a man in a wheelchair who was fatally shot after he pulled a gun on an officer. Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Widmer says 23-year-old Johnny Castillo-Romero died … --- ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) --- September 18, 2012 (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/Ge91sN


10. “School Investigates Possible Bullying and Attack on Special Needs Child” --- A Region 8 family is upset after they say their special needs child was beat up by a group of kids after school. "Obviously, he's okay physically...but he's afraid to go back to school...he doesn't want to go back to school ...” --- KAIT --- September 21, 2012 (ARKANSAS) http://is.gd/91lPjv
11. “Avoiding Danger When Hiring a Caregiver” --- Officials with San Diego County's Adult Protective Services say they get about 1,000 calls every month regarding elder and dependent adult abuse cases. They say the key is to prevent abuse before it starts. Watch the News 8 video report for the full story. --- KFMB News 8 --- September 21, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/Ixav9s


12. “Dentist Must Have Hearing in Disabled Son's Death” --- A Coalinga dentist accused of injecting his disabled son with a fatal dose of morphine will have a hearing on whether there is enough evidence to put him on trial instead of pleading no contest to reduced charges … --- San Jose Mercury News --- September 21, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/COelBC


13. “Disabled Mom Beat by 11-Year-old Son Dies” --- A 51-year-old disabled woman severely beaten by her 11-year-old son with an extension cord has died. The Sacramento Bee (sacb.ee/Pvxhgz) says the death Tuesday in a Sacramento hospital wasn't caused by the beating. --- San Francisco Chronicle --- September 18, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/NN64cb


14. “Father Gets Custody of Boy, 11, Accused of Beating Disabled Mom” --- The boy was arrested and placed in juvenile hall last week. His mother was treated at the hospital for her injuries and placed into the custody of Adult Protective Services. --- News10.net --- September 17, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/Ol7C9G


15. “Denver Settles Lawsuit After Deaf Inmate's Death” --- The Denver City Council has agreed to pay $695,000 to settle a federal lawsuit. --- Associated Press --- noco5.com --- September 17, 2012 (COLORADO) http://is.gd/4HBQnR


16. “Autistic Boys' Parents Fault Schools on Behavior Issues” --- Parents of two kindergarteners with autism have filed complaints charging Volusia school officials failed to follow federal law to address the boys' behavior problems. --- Daytona Beach News-Journal --- September 20, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/7hojij


17. “Is Your Potential Caregiver an Abuser?” --- For the first time, disabled adults who seek health care assistance in their homes will be able to learn from state government whether a caregiver they want to hire is likely to beat or neglect them or steal their money. The decision to allow limited ... --- Belleville News Democrat --- September 15, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/EGzKFD


18. “Texas Firm Ordered to Pay Disabled Atalissa Turkey Workers $1.4 Million” --- State inspectors have shut down a building that housed mentally retarded men brought from Texas to work in a West Liberty turkey processing plant. --- The Gazette --- September 19, 2012 (IOWA) http://is.gd/OtRj7S


19. “Sanity Hearing Delayed until Nov. 26-27 for Man Accused of Beheading Disabled ...” --- A man accused of beheading and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son will have a sanity hearing in November rather than Friday. --- The Republic --- September 19, 2012 (LOUISIANA) http://is.gd/r2SKBE


20. “Autistic Boy, 11, Handcuffed on School Bus in Howard” --- Since 2010, all officers have been required to receive training titled "Autism Awareness for Law Enforcement" that the department developed in coordination with the Howard County Autism Society, Llewellyn said. --- Baltimore Sun --- September 21, 2012 (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/pordOp


21. “Police: Pair Stole from Disabled Couple” --- A woman and her boyfriend preyed on a disabled couple they were caring for, stealing jewelry and silver flatware from their home and pawning the items for cash to support a drug habit, police said. --- The Daily News of Newburyport --- September 22, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/FRXqPT


22. “KC Police Seek Clues in Beating of Disabled Veteran” --- A 44-year-old disabled veteran remained unconscious Thursday, still unable to say who attacked him two days earlier inside his Kansas City group home. --- Kansas City Star --- September 20, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/xPuBVo


23. “Officer Charged with Assaulting Disabled Woman and 4-Year-Old” --- Sgt. Mark Lee, an 18-year veteran of the Robbinsville Police Department, has been charged with assaulting a woman in a wheelchair, as well as her 4-year-old child, inside her home Monday … --- Packet Online --- September 18, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/pMJPXA


24. “NJ Center Saved from Closing Amid Neglect Probe” --- While a task force this spring was holding public hearings to decide which institution for disabled people the state should close, authorities were investigating a case of medical neglect at one facility that was so severe, a ... --- NECN --- September 16, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/dOP00V


25. “Woman Accused of Charging Disabled Sister's Card” --- A Buchanan woman was charged with felony grand larceny after she allegedly stole her disabled sister's debit card and charged about $3,500 worth of merchandise, the New York State Police said. --- The Daily Voice --- September 19, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/yrvkcG


26. “Man Convicted for Abusing 3-Year-old Disabled Child” --- A Charlotte man has been convicted of abusing a disabled toddler, causing the child to have a fractured skull. Timothy John Long, 28, was found guilty of felony child abuse after a jury trial this week. --- WBTV --- September 21, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/aHOmpA


27. “School Employee Charged with Assaulting Handicapped Child” --- An employee of the Iredell-Statesville Schools has been charged with assaulting a handicapped child. Sonjia Daye, an after school caregiver, is charged with assault on a handicapped child, according to a news release… --- WBTV --- September 18, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/sLfyV8


28. “DSS Cites Operator of Adult Care Home” --- The New Hanover County Department of Social Services has recommended to the state Division of Health Service Regulation that admissions be suspended at a Wilmington adult care home that opened in October, a DSS official said Friday. --- StarNewsOnline.com --- September 15, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/ydqJUS


29. “2nd Man Arrested In Abduction, Sexual Assault Case” --- A second man has been arrested in the alleged abduction and sexual assault of a mentally challenged teenager in Washington County. Elmer Ramirez was taken into custody in Columbus, Ohio, and … --- CBS Local --- September 17, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/ouSCjD


30. “Man Admits Sexually Touching St. Rita Students” --- Report card from Bengals' win over Browns. - 3:08 pm. Man admits sexually touching St. Rita students. An employee of St. Rita School for the Deaf admitted Monday he sexually touched two of its students … --- Cincinnati.com --- September 17, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/xbTEx0


31. “Woman Pleads Guilty in Cases of Scamming Seniors, Disabled” --- Donna Lea Corbett, who Albany police say stole and scammed from the elderly and disabled by preying on their sympathies, pleaded guilty in Linn County Circuit Court on Wednesday to felony charges in seven separate cases. --- Albany Democrat Herald --- September 20, 2012 (OREGON) http://is.gd/YRAqAy


32. “Oxford High School Principal Who Wrote about Disabled Student Loses Job” --- After six months of turmoil, the Chester County high school principal who called a disabled student a "psychopath" and joked that a Latino teen was destined to be a gardener has lost his job … --- Philadelphia Inquirer --- September 21, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/qVjErN


33. “Man Charged with Assaulting Ambridge Special-needs Toddler” --- Ambridge police have charged a Beaver Falls man with injuring a special-needs toddler he was watching for his Ambridge girlfriend. Ambridge police Sgt. Brian Jameson said William George Jackson Jr., 31, no street … --- Timesonline.com --- September 20, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/CsUcN1


34. “Deaf-Mute Woman Victimized In Arlington Sex Assault” --- We're learning about a disturbing sexual assault that took place in Arlington over the weekend. The victim's disability created an unusual challenge for investigators. --- WUSA 9 --- September 20, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/8M3HxQ


35. “Norfolk Woman Sent to Jail for Abuse of Disabled Adult” --- A Norfolk woman has been sentenced to serve six months in jail for her role in the abuse of a disabled adult. Antiniece Michelle Middleton, 31, was sentenced for abusing an incapacitated adult causing injury, according to a news release from the city's ... --- The Virginian-Pilot --- September 18, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/48Qhlt


36. “Whatcom Man Sentenced in Sexual Assault on Disabled Woman” --- ... and had charges of rape dropped to fourth-degree assault with a sexual motivation. In December of last year, Pen assaulted his 18-year-old victim in a trailer near Paradise. --- KGMI --- September 21, 2012 (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/6S02CT

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37. “Officials Downplay Computer Error that Hid Records” --- Eight requests for information about Child Protective Services cases were made Monday as more than 30,000 people were notified that they may not have received all the documents to which they were entitled under state law, The Arizona Republic reported ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- September 18, 2012 (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/CCiGoQ


38. “State Mental Health Cuts Hit Low-Income Patients Hard” --- As administrator of Juniata Valley Behavioral and Developmental Services, he oversees mental health services for three largely rural counties in central Pennsylvania. --- Huffington Post --- September 20, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/Me15Pi


39. “20 Year-Old Shot by Police Was Autistic, Family Requested Ambulance” --- “His About Me description reads: "just tryin my best to be save thru life yes I not sure I'm a Cool Guy at all sorry." --- Long Beach Post --- September 18, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/haHj55


40. “Wait Lists Remain for Those with Disabilities” --- My daughter, who has Down syndrome, graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in 2006. She was on a wait list for Medicaid services and had to wait 3½ years after graduation to begin receiving services from Foothills Gateway. During those 3½ years, ... ---ReporterHerald.com --- September 15, 2012 (COLORADO) http://is.gd/XHudAm


41. “Hawaii Looks to Restore Mental Health Cuts” --- Hawaii News Now reports the task force and state health officials are looking to restore many of the 319 mental health and other health department positions that were lost during former Gov. Linda Lingle's administration. --- NECN --- September 21, 2012 (HAWAII) http://is.gd/F9owoD


42. “Mentally ill Create 'Crisis' for Law Enforcement, Officials Say” --- Law enforcement officials and mental health professionals met Wednesday at the University of Illinois Springfield to hear about what they called Illinois' mental health crisis and how police and the community need to respond. --- The State Journal-Register --- September 20, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/O8sRWu


43. “Naperville School District Reviewing Abuse-Reporting Policy” --- "As we've been following a matter in a neighboring school district regarding reporting suspected abuse or neglect, it's an appropriate time for our district to review its policies related to mandated reporting," Superintendent… --- Chicago Tribune --- September 19, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/41vHB7


44. 2. “Father of Autistic Indianapolis Man Sues Social Services Agency for Ending ...” --- The father of an autistic Indianapolis man has sued Indiana's social services agency for ending a state grocery allowance that formerly was paid to hundreds of developmentally disabled people. --- The Republic --- September 21, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/wPDFD6


45. “Advocates for Disabled Decry Proposal that Could Bring Loss of Sheltered Jobs” --- More than 100 disabled people, their parents and providers packed a Frankfort hearing room Friday to protest changes to state rules that many fear could result in the loss … --- Lexington Herald Leader --- September 21, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/xnTLnK


46. “Deinstitutionalizing Michigan's Mentally Ill Has Been an Underfunded Disaster” --- After closing three-quarters of Michigan's 16 state psychiatric hospitals by 2003, the state put the task of caring for the mentally ill firmly -- and appropriately -- on the backs of Community Mental Health ... --- Detroit Free Press --- September 16, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/6PLg7c


47. “Police: Man Posed as Disabled to Get Caregiver to Change Soiled Diaper” --- A Hooksett man has been charged with attempt to commit indecent exposure after police say he posed as a disabled person with a brain injury in order to get a female caregiver to change his soiled diaper. --- Patch.com --- September 20, 2012 (NEW HAMPSHIRE) http://is.gd/ec82RW


48. “Battle over Mental Health” --- A class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S District Court in Concord, alleges the state does not provide adequate mental health services to citizens with mental illnesses. It was filed on behalf of six residents who say their lives have been disrupted or ... --- Seacoastonline.com --- September 16, 2012 (NEW HAMPSHIRE) http://is.gd/Nv43AL


49. “LI School Board Votes to Reinstate Fired Autistic Janitor” --- “We're going to meet with the doctor [who] evaluates Mel. He meets standards to be working in the school district, that's where he will stay. But a message needs to go out,” Wantagh parent and autism advocate … --- CBS Local --- September 21, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/F4eFcp


50. “NY Faces $1B Medicaid Cut” --- Penny Thompson, deputy director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Department of Health and Human Services, testified Thursday in Washington. --- Poughkeepsie Journal --- September 21, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/nvfB38


51. “Congressional Report Faults NY Medicaid Rate” --- New York's residential centers for the developmentally disabled cost Medicaid about $1.9 million a year for each patient, and federal overpayments that total $15 billion since 1990 should end immediately, according to a congressional oversight committee. --- ABC News --- September 21, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/es4fHt


52. “Wheelchair Users Can Call 311 for Taxi, but May Have to Wait a Half Hour for Ride” --- The program, called Accessible Dispatch, will use taxi-tracking technology to locate the nearest available yellow cab with wheelchair ramps and direct … --- New York Daily News --- September 13, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/PWdouE
53. “CoastalCare Budget Cuts to be Protested” --- Families of developmentally disabled children and adults will protest Monday morning to call attention to state cuts to funding for services and programs such as personal assistance and housing. --- StarNewsOnline.com --- September 20, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/3MbAq5


54. “Man Files Disabilities Act Complaint Against Idaho College over Service Dog ...” --- A man has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint against North Idaho College, saying the school wrongly required documentation before it would allow him to use his service dog on … ---OregonLive.com --- September 21, 2012 (OREGON) http://is.gd/l84gS0


55. RI Receives $3.3M from Labor Dept. for Disability Employment” --- Rhode Island is one of seven states receiving the grant, along with neighboring Massachusetts, meant to fund education, training and employment projects for those with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed or .. --- Providence Business News --- September 21, 2012 (RHODE ISLAND) http://is.gd/0rL8YK


56. “Autistic Texas Student is Allegedly Denied Use of Service Dog” --- Donna Osborn says her daughter's physician diagnosed the girl as autistic. Osborn says the Australian cattle dog helps the girl, who's had spinal surgery, with physical tasks and alerts her on communication issues. --- Fox News --- September 18, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/cKEMLY


57. “State Addressing Loss of Mental Health Beds” --- And that has resulted in an increase in the number of people who are waiting in emergency rooms because there aren't enough mental health beds available. --- Vermont Public Radio --- September 19, 2012 (VERMONT) http://is.gd/KT7TzA


58. “Bus Service for the Disabled Tightens Screening” --- The idea is to save money by making sure only those who really need it use paratransit service, which is intended for disabled people who are functionally incapable of riding the regular fixed-route buses … --- Longview Daily News --- September 15, 2012 (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/DGRXIJ


59. “Autistic Brains Respond Differently, Study Says” --- The brains of people with autism respond erratically to sights, sounds and touch, unlike those of others, said a study published Thursday in the journal Neuron. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- September 20, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/HGcUr8


60. “Experimental Drug May Help Some Autism Cases, Researchers Say” --- In fragile X, which accounts for 2% of autism cases, a mutation in a gene on the X chromosome turns off production of a regulatory protein known as FMRP. That leads to out-of-control activation of the brain chemical glutamate, which plays a key role in ... --- Los Angeles Times --- September 20, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/KLO38l


61. “Boy Scouts Helped Alleged Molesters Cover Tracks, Files Show” --- When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn't tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation. --- Los Angeles Times --- September 16, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/5ICKls

Proposed Legislation and New Laws


62. “Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill to Overhaul Disabled Access Law” --- The disabled are being promised better wheelchair access to businesses at the same time that business owners are gaining some protection against expensive, "predatory" lawsuits under legislation just signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. --- Los Angeles Times --- September 20, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/m5Rh1l


63. “Care for Disabled in Limbo” --- In June, the Legislature passed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bill creating a Justice Center to safeguard disabled and vulnerable people who are in state care. But the bill hasn't yet hit the governor's desk. --- Albany Times Union --- June 21, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/CyW0Kp


64. “Does the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Void US ...” --- At the end of July, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved a controversial UN treaty: The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) … --- Washington Times --- September 17, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/0MDk1z

International Articles


65. “Prevalence of Sexual Violence Against Mental Health Patients 'Alarming'” --- Around a fifth of patients with mental illnesses report being the victims of sexual violence, results from a Brazilian study show. --- News-Medical.net --- September 21, 2012 (BRAZIL) http://is.gd/SNKCdo


66. “Principal Defends Rejecting Autistic Boy” --- The boy, 15, who has been referred to in reports as Mao Mao, started Grade 5 at Baocheng Primary School in May. Yet during the summer break in August, his mother received a letter saying her … --- China Daily --- September 20, 2012 (CHINA) http://is.gd/EDFNsr


67. “Nurse Sacked for Having Sex with Mentally Challenged Patient” --- A woman nurse at a mental health centre in Britain has been sacked after she had sex with a patient in her care and then sent him text messages saying "I miss you" and "I love you". --- Times of India --- September 18, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/BSZXwN


68. “Disabled Prisoners' Lives Put at Risk by Poor Care and Treatment in Jail” --- This was despite prison inspectors last year finding "little progress in support for men with disabilities" and expressing particular concern over the "lack of systematic identification and help for … --- The Guardian --- September 18, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/yWDPFJ


69. “Disabled Woman Targeted by Phone Snatchers in Harpenden Pub” --- A disabled woman has been left devastated by the brazen theft of her mobile phone while she was eating in a pub with members of her family. --- Herts Advertiser --- September 17, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/Qomvsp


70. “Poll: Disabled Feel Undervalued” --- Three quarters of British disabled people feel undervalued by society despite the positivity around the Paralympics, research suggests. --- ITV News --- September 16, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/G7qYiz


71. “Hospital Staff Held for Raping Mentally-challenged Woman” --- A 36-year-old mentally-challenged patient was allegedly raped at a government-run hospital in Kasba on Monday late evening. Shockingly, it took the hospital authorities more than 12 hours to lodge a police complaint against the culprit, a 40-year-old ... --- The Asian Age --- September 19, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/w9L8gm
72. “Disability Groups Call for No More Cuts” --- Further cuts in the budget would mark the “end of the Government's commitment to people with disabilities”, the chief executive of Inclusion Ireland said yesterday. --- Irish Times --- September 18, 2012 (IRELAND) http://is.gd/e2lBjA


73. “Letter of the Day - Special-needs Children Neglected by State” --- As a parent of a special-needs child, I believe I am being punished with expensive diagnosticians and therapists because these are not readily available in the public sector. And if available, the frustrating waiting list just shoves me out the door ... --- Jamaica Gleaner --- September 22, 2012 (JAMAICA) http://is.gd/9iKcrj


74. “Rescuing the Disabled in Isiolo County” --- Fear and deep-rooted cultural traditions continue to marginalize disabled children as they are often ridiculed, locked up, hidden and neglected. Drenched in shame and often suspected of witchcraft, disabled children and their families in Gabratulla ... --- ntvkenya --- September 16, 2012 (KENYA) http://is.gd/mg0uPj


75. “Apology Sought for Disabled” --- New Zealand's disability rights commissioner wants the country to consider an apology to disabled people who were kept in institutions. Paul Gibson, a commissioner with the Human Rights Commission, spoke at the AGM … --- Manawatu Standard --- September 21, 2012 (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/JaCC91


76. “Arrest for Murder of Disabled Woman” --- Police have arrested a man in relation to the murder of an intellectually disabled woman in the Hutt Valley. Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thornton said a 28-year-old Upper Hutt man has been arrested for the murder … --- New Zealand Herald --- September 20, 2012 (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/bKyjqF


77. “Atos Make Disabled People 'Feel like Criminals', Scot Tells Scottish Parliament” --- A BLIND Scot yesterday told MSPs the axemen hired to slash benefits made disabled people “feel like criminals”. Henry Sherlock, 50, gave his heartbreaking testimony to Holyrood's welfare reform committee. --- Scottish Daily Record --- September 19, 2012 (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/PZvikQ


78. “Remploy Factory 'Facing Closure'” --- An Aberdeen factory which employs mostly disabled staff faces closure after a bid to acquire the site was rejected. Workers and management at Remploy had been working for months on the bid, and had … --- BBC News --- September 18, 2012 (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/BNxwuw


79. “Man in Wheelchair Robbed at Knifepoint in Newport” --- A man in a motorised wheelchair was robbed at knifepoint in Newport. The victim, a 57-year-old man, was travelling from the Millennium footbridge along ... --- South Wales Argus --- September 14, 2012 (WALES) http://is.gd/Grvor3



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