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News Summary for January 5, 2015
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

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 an interest.

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:

1.   “Brutal Beating of Disabled, Sleeping Homeless Man in SF Was a ‘Thrill Kill' ” --- Police are calling the death of a sleeping, disabled homeless man in San Francisco's Financial District, a thrill kill. --- CBS Local --- December 4, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/9jiyoT

2.   “Disabled Teen Brought in Weighing about 40 Pounds” --- Police have arrested the father of a mentally disabled 15-year-old girl who authorities say was brought to a central Indiana ... --- WANE --- December 2, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/1VMEWV

3.   “Suit Seeks Information about NY Disabled Abuse” --- An advocate for the disabled has sued the Cuomo administration for detailed disclosures about crimes against disabled individuals in ... --- Schenectady Gazette --- December 1, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/nkO6WJ

4.   “Caregiver Who Stole $4,000 from Disabled People Who Couldn't Talk Gets 8 Months in Jail” --- A 48-year-old caregiver who stole about $4,000 from two developmentally disabled Southeast Portland residents, both of whom are in wheelchairs ... --- OregonLive.com --- December 1, 2014  (OREGON) http://is.gd/1OSZtC

5.   “Two Pennsylvania Men Get Life in Prison in Murder of Disabled Woman” --- ... on Monday after pleading guilty to charges they beat, stabbed and burned to death a mentally disabled woman one of them had befriended. --- Reuters --- December 8, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/6DGgr7

6.   “Bond Set for Teens Charged in Bullying of Special Needs Student” --- Bond was set Thursday afternoon for eight Socastee High students arrested Wednesday and charged with assaulting a 15-year-old special needs ... --- WPDE --- December 4, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/NZLVbd

7.   “Former Austin Special Education Teacher Charged with Biting 11-year-old Student During Class” --- Austin police charged 30-year-old Samuel Haire on Thursday with a felony count of injury to a child. Officers say he bit the 11-year-old Kocurek … --- Daily Journal --- December 5, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/fdDEyW

8.   “Mentally Disabled People Prey to 'Hidden Sexual Violence' ” --- Sexual assaults on mentally disabled people in Hong Kong were an increasingly common occurrence, social workers said, reflecting both the ... --- South China Morning Post --- December 7, 2014  (HONG KONG)  http://is.gd/9Cxp2s

9.   “North Korea 'Castrates Dwarfs' and Makes Those with Disabilities 'Disappear,' Claim Defectors” --- North Korea is getting rid of its disabled population by subjecting them to chemical weapons tests and castrating them, it was claimed today. --- Mirror.co.uk --- December 11, 2014  (NORTH KOREA)  http://is.gd/L0DxVG

10.   “Jacksonville Man Charged with False Imprisonment on Ten Disabled Adults” --- Police began investigating a “rooming house” on Agnes Street on the ... The group home- Agnes St Group Home for the Elderly- had not been ... --- WOKV --- December 1, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/bhnZaK


11.   “Man Charged with the 2012 Murder and Rape of His Disabled Neighbor While Burglarizing Her ...” --- A former Norwalk man suspected by detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department of raping and murdering ... --- Imperial Valley News --- December 8, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/xWH3fv

12.   “HB Man Sentenced to 36 Years to Life for Recorded Sexual Assaults on Boy” --- Agents determined that between 2008 and 2012, Tracy sexually assaulted the boy, who had a disability. Tracy recorded some of the acts and emailed ... --- Huntington Beach Independent --- December 5, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/WWrEA7

13.   “Santa and Elf Fired after Turning Away Autistic Child” --- Santa and one of his elves ended up being grinches after they turned away a little girl with autism at a California ... --- WTNH --- December 2, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/mM2tsN

14.   “Parents Furious after 1st Grader Handcuffed at Georgia School” --- It does not require handcuffs for this - he is just a special needs kid," Reid says, "that's pretty young for handcuffs - anything could happen with ... --- WABC-TV --- December 7, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/cJAmMp

15.   “Police Release Disturbing Details about Living Conditions in Case of Malnourished, Disabled Teen” ---  Records show the couple obtained guardianship of the child in 2011 despite attempts from the mother, Amber Wise, to terminate the guardianship. --- WRTV Indianapolis --- December 2, 2014  (INDIANA) http://is.gd/5lhV3e

16.   “Juvenile Home Suit Claims 'Cruel and Unusual Punishment' ” --- ... of Des Moines Register reports that detailed the use of long-term isolation and the home's failure to comply with federal special education laws. --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- December 9, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/mcVQt4

17.   “Woman Arrested for Sexual Exploitation” --- An Ames woman is charged with sexual exploitation of a dependent adult after state investigators say she recorded and shared a video that showed a ... --- Ames Tribune --- December 3, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/ktfFq1

18.   “Settlement Conference Set in Deaf Inmates' Lawsuit” --- A settlement conference has been scheduled in a lawsuit brought by a pair of deaf and hearing-impaired inmates in Kentucky who ... --- Bellingham Herald --- December 1, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/6WgPSz

19.   “Md. Caregiver Arrested over Alleged Assault” --- Montgomery County authorities say a caregiver has been charged with abuse and assault after shoving an autistic ... --- Bellingham Herald --- December 6, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/c2Hg6V

20.   “Attleboro Man Arrested after Assaulting Disabled Person and Family Member” --- Attleboro Police tell NBC 10 they are holding a 43-year-old man without bail after he allegedly assaulted a disabled person and ... --- Turn to 10 --- November 30, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/EwPy1I

21.   “Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital to Get a Second Opinion” --- The plan is to put The Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital on the Couch to analyze it, and examine how its problems have resulted in what they ... --- WKZO --- December 9, 2014  (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/R00ed4 

22.   “Parents of Autistic Child Sue Novi Schools for Sex Abuse” --- A federal lawsuit has been filed against Novi Community Schools that alleges a student was sexually assaulted at Novi Middle School over a period of ... --- Detroit Free Press --- December 4, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/7nP7kF

23.   “Disabled Man Settles with Mpls. McDonald's over How He, Service Dog Were Treated” --- An out-of-court settlement has been reached involving a man in a wheelchair who contended that he and his service dog twice met firm resistance ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- October 8, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/neFKUL

24.   “Prison Health Faces Poor Quality Accusations” --- East Mississippi inmates who are mentally ill receive about 10,000 visits a month from the mental health staff, he said. Proof of good mental health ... --- Jackson Clarion Ledger --- December 6, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/Wb1xo6

25.   “Hospice Patient Attacked, Robbed in St. Louis Alley” --- Marion McNeely, a hospice patient dying of liver cancer, was attacked and knocked out of his wheelchair in an alley last week, in broad ... --- STLtoday.com --- December 9, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/HqW0MH

26.   “Disabled Man Gets Deferred Sentence for Sexual Assault at HHS” --- A 20-year-old mentally disabled Helena man received a six-year deferred sentence Monday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at Helena High ... --- Helena Independent Record --- December 1, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/YGPOEO

27.   “Rochester Man Charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide in Psych Center Assault Death” --- Jose D. Miranda, 64, a patient of the Rochester Psychiatric Center, 1111 Elmwood Ave, was arrested Tuesday by detectives on a sealed St. Lawrence ... --- December 11, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/ADRq4b

28.   “Lawyer Says NYC Jail Guard Being Made a Scapegoat for Death of Inmate” --- Murdough's death -- along with the death of another mentally ill inmate in a similar mental observation unit five months earlier -- prompted Mayor Bill ... --- Los Angeles Times --- December 9, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/9ElHfT

29.   “Trial Begins for Jail Guard Charged in 2012 Death of Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate” --- A New York City jail guard accused of ignoring the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate in 2012 after he swallowed a toxic soap ball in ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- December 8, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/JnvJGG

30.   “Justice Dept.: Cleveland Police Has Pattern of Excessive Force” --- Officers also have used excessive force on those "who are mentally ill or in crisis," the Justice Department said. Watch this video. --- CNN --- December 4, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/uDinOv

31.   “ 'Most Wanted' Accused of Assaulting Amputee” --- Jarod Elder is accused of assaulting an amputee and taking her crutches, leaving her lying in a yard. Elder, 33, is wanted on a ... --- Mansfield News Journal --- November 30, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/UdsHLj

32.   “State Prison System Making Changes to Deal with Mentally Ill” --- Last year, the nonprofit Disability Rights Network sued the state in federal court to curb the practice, calling it cruel and unusual. --- Philly.com --- December 7, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/TtIOSc

33.   “Allentown Woman Allegedly Leaves Special Needs Child Unattended in Vehicle While Shopping in ...” --- The caretaker of a special needs child is being charged with leaving the youngster unattended in her vehicle while she shopped in Hellertown, ... --- lehighvalleylive.com --- December 3, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/V78MyF

34.   “No Charges against Group Home Where Autistic Man Escaped” --- One year ago, an autistic man was hit and killed by a drunk driver in West Ashley after slipping away from a West ... --- ABC NEWS 4 --- December 9, 2014 (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/5Ze4Rx

35.   “Affidavit: Huntington Man Sexually Assaulted Mentally Challenged 15-year-old Girl” --- The victim and her mother both told the forensic interview that the girl is mentally challenged and is at the level of a 10-year-old instead of 15. --- KTRE --- December 9, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/mpeWcR

36.   “2 High School Staff Members Face Charges in Incident Involving Special-needs Student” --- Two Aldine High School staff members are facing criminal charges for an incident that allegedly happened during school hours, involving a ... --- KPRC Houston --- December 3, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/Z8LqHU

37.   “Teacher's Text with Student under Investigation” --- An El Campo High School special education teacher has resigned after rumors of an inappropriate text message exchange with a student spurred an ... --- Victoria Advocate --- December 3, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/uOcvva

38.   “Utah Cops Face Discipline for Misconduct” --- Stephenson has already increased training for cadets on dealing with mentally ill people. “We're being more proactive and so reviewing these use of ... --- fox13now.com --- December 8, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/xOg2tq

39.   “School Isolation Rooms Create Worry and Legal Action” --- Parents make agreements with the schools for the care of children in need. ... He was hit, pushed, choked, all by other students with special needs. --- KOMO News --- December 1, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/Yq405o

40.   “Police Believe Substitute Teacher Victimized More Students” --- ... of subjects including biology, technology and special education classes. The nine girls told police that Pineda touched them during the school day. --- WTOP --- December 4, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/yvoxMp

41.   “Bus Driver Charged with Soliciting 16-Year-Old Boy on Facebook” --- He currently drives a bus for students with special needs for Man Elementary. Investigators say the 16-year old used to ride Mitchem's bus, but no ... --- WSAZ-TV --- December 3, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/RMpEDa

42.   “Haven of Hope Day Care Slapped with $9,000 Fine” --- A shuttered day care for people with special needs was fined nearly $9,000 last month after state officials found fault with the rushed ... --- Appleton Post Crescent --- December 3, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/T0gDQF

Seeking Improved Support

43.   “In Anchorage, Solutions Scarce for Special Education Teacher Shortage” --- At the school board meeting on Monday night, it was revealed that ASD has 31 openings for special education teachers and related services. --- KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska --- December 2, 2014  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/pTxgIu

44.   “Your Call: Who Are the Mentally Ill Homeless?” --- Nearly 200,000 of the homeless people in the US are severely mentally ill. Dr Okin spent two years collecting the stories of mentally ill homeless ... --- KALW --- December 8, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/goFWBf

45.   “Coalition: Connecticut Must Close Institutions, End Waitlist” --- A coalition of disability rights groups wants Connecticut to close six state-run institutions, including Southbury Training School. --- Rock Hill Herald --- December 3, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/S7IEDv

46.   “State Officials Ordered to Hearing on Mental Health in Prisons” --- But the judge also noted that two major issues remain unresolved: the construction of inpatient beds and the care of mentally ill inmates housed in ... --- Bloomington Pantagraph --- December 9, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/0cX76e

47.   “Disabled Iowans Still Wait for Help, Despite New Money” --- More disabled Iowans are being added to waiting lists for state assistance, despite $6 million that legislators earmarked last spring to reduce the ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- December 2, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/R5khGD

48.   “City's Low Disability Standards Spur Fears of Litigation, Fines” --- A community activist and a member of the Augusta Commission fear the city could be hit hard with fines, federal contract penalties and court actions if ... --- The Augusta Chronicle --- December 6, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/ws9ln1

49.   “Misuse, Misunderstanding Create Troublesome Gray Area in Service Dog Law” --- Bayly and other disability rights advocates would like more people to better understand the law, which makes it a federal crime to both use a fake ... --- Lewiston Sun Journal --- December 1, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/ZhwezM

50.   “Policy Paradoxes, Deficiencies and Failures of the Department of Developmental Services in ...” --- For the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (“DDS”) an educated consumer is their worst nightmare for they may ... --- MassLive.com --- December 4, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/GElh1K

51.   “Deaf, Developmentally Disabled in Massachusetts Face Uncertain Future after Turning 22” --- Andrew Goolishian, who is deaf and developmentally disabled, at home with his mother Betsy Davison and step-father Van Gothner. --- MassLive.com --- December 4, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/gQyTqf

52.   “Workers at Psychiatric Hospital Blame New State Law for Increase in Injuries” --- Workers at a Minnesota psychiatric hospital are being hurt more often in part due to a new law requiring state-run facilities to admit ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- December 6, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/niaIoP

53.   “Nevada Panel Meeting Again to Address Mental Health Needs” --- ... federal officials to increase the daily psychiatric reimbursement rate from $460 a day to $944 a day, which will result in more beds for the mentally ill. --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- December 6, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/TpH2sl

54.   “New York Lawmaker Michael Kearns Suing Own Government over Sex Offender Placement” --- The state's placement of six convicted sex offenders at adjoining group homes for the disabled in suburban Buffalo a year ago upset ... --- Newsday --- December 7, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/hVyKrc

55.   “Mayor de Blasio: $130M to Revamp City Jails for Mentally Ill” --- Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to announce his $130 million, four-year plan to overhaul how the city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, ... --- SILive.com --- December 2, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/XJH1ej

56.   “One in Five Oklahoma Adults Suffer from Mental Illness” --- Shannon Muchmore has been a staff writer for the Tulsa World since 2007 and has covered topics such as higher education and social services. --- Tulsa World --- December 4, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/rTSY0C

57.   “Legacy Health Doctor Working to Bring Psychiatric ER to Portland Not a Fan of 'Drop-off' Centers” ---  Legacy's Research Institute, at 1225 N. E. Second Ave., is the proposed site for a new psychiatric emergency department in Portland. --- OregonLive.com --- December 9, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/CQbwRV

58.   “Once in Hospitals, Patients with Mental Illness Now Behind Bars in R.I., Across U.S.” --- Madelon Baranoski, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University, speaks during a forum Monday at Butler Hospital in Providence. --- The Providence Journal --- December 8, 2014  (RHODE ISLAND) http://is.gd/vVdOeN

59.   “2 Aldine ISD Employees Accused of Injuring Disabled Student” --- ... claiming that the teen was violent, struck Burton in the face, and then stumbled when he tried pushing a student who was sitting in a wheelchair. --- KHOU --- December 5, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/pBniCS

60.   “State Hustling to End Psychiatric Warehousing” --- While more beds are being added to end the warehousing of some psychiatric patients, concerns remain about the ability to find qualified workers to ... --- The Seattle Times --- December 9, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/UlakDu

61.   “Sheriff Goes to DC to Tackle Issue of Mentally Ill Inmates” --- “Jails are not the places for people with mental illness, but they've become our de facto mental institutions,” Pamerleau told those gathered at the ... --- San Antonio Express-News --- December 9, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/0zyXfF

62.   “Psychedelic Drugs Make Comeback as Potential Psychiatric Remedies” --- But a small cadre of psychiatrists and researchers, often risking careers and reputations, pushed to bring psychedelics back to the lab and the clinic. --- Columbus Dispatch --- December 6, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/V6g7Mm 

63.   “Texas Death Row Case Draws Attention to Mentally Ill Convicts” --- On Wednesday, Texas is scheduled to execute Scott Panetti for killing his in-laws. Panetti is mentally ill, and there are last-minute efforts underway to ... --- NPR --- December 3, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/GHtbrv

64.   “How Brain Scans Can Diagnose Autism with 97% Accuracy” --- Right now, diagnosing disorders like autism relies heavily on interviews and behavioral observations. But new research published in PLoS One shows ... --- TIME --- December 2, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/QFWnTO

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

65.   “Bill Seeks for Police to Receive More Training to Handle Mentally Ill” --- Though it is just a placeholder awaiting specifics, SB 11 will call for increased police training to handle the mentally ill or disabled. In an interview with ... --- KCET --- December 10, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/gXzGzz

66.   “NM Lawmakers Endorse Mental Health Treatment Law” --- A new law under consideration by the New Mexico Legislature could finally be a new tool to force severely mentally ill ... --- KRQE News 13 --- December 4, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/fkb0Qh

67.   “Guardian Bill Hits Wall in Ohio Legislature over Abortion” --- Michael Kirkman, executive director of the Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center, said the group would have grave concerns about last-minute ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- December 10, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/51Omum

68.   “Congress Plans to Pass Bill to Widen Federal Help for Disabled” --- Congress is poised to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-sheltered bank accounts to pay for certain long-term expenses ... --- Fox News --- December 3, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Kv4g9h

International Articles

69.   “Emergency Departments Failing Patients Who Have Attempted Suicide, Says Study” --- Patients who have attempted suicide are too often treated with hostility by hospital emergency department staff, senior Australian psychiatrists have ... --- The Guardian --- December 11, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/MxKsl2

70.   “Bipartisan Stance Sends Clear Message about Abuse of Citizens with Disability” --- Abuse of people with disability is not confined to one service provider; Yooralla is ... efforts to safeguard the rights and dignity of people with disability. --- The Age --- December 9, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/B2YSEy

71.   “Stella Young, Disability Activist, Dies at 32” --- “Stella helped us understand disability issues by sharing with a raw honesty about her own life ... She took great delight in challenging conventional ... --- The Guardian --- December 7, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/0yzG1H

72.   “Man Found Guilty of Murdering Autistic Boy, 14, with Axe as Victim Was Struck in the Head 20 Times” --- A Victorian man has been found guilty of murdering a 14-year-old autistic boy with an axe. --- Daily Mail --- December 2, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/OtCoaY 

73.   “Edmonton Cabbie Fired for Refusing Ride to Blind Man and His Guide Dog” --- Dudley Hanks arrived at the Edmonton International Airport Nov. 27 with his wife, after returning from a trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. --- Edmonton Journal --- December 6, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/ErdOUy

74.   “Challenging Misconceptions about the Disabled and Sexuality” --- Mental and emotional disabilities accounted for 20 percent, while more than 25 percent had physical disabilities, and the remainder had impaired ... --- Women of China --- December 3, 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/lhv2B6

75.   “Thatcham Woman Jailed for Stealing Thousands from Disabled Brother” --- A woman who plundered thousands of pounds from her disabled brother's savings has been jailed for 21 months. --- Newbury and Thatcham Chronicle --- December 6, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/qHGufh

76.   “Defendant Accused of Disabled Man Attack” --- A man has made his first appearance in court accused of robbing a disabled man. Ryan Gorman, 25, of Haig Road, South Shore, is charged with ... --- Blackpool Gazette --- December 2, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/Lgx8zH

77.   “Mentally Ill Teenager on Adult Psychiatric Ward” --- A 16-year-old girl with mental health issues, who was kept in police cells for two days, is being cared for on an adult psychiatric ward, it has emerged. --- BBC News --- December 1, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/o006hy

78.   “Inside the 'World's Most Dangerous’ Hospital” --- The US campaign group Disability Rights International (DRI) spent three years collecting evidence on Federico Mora. In a report published in 2012, ... --- BBC News --- December 4, 2014  (GUATAMALA)  http://is.gd/b8YnQd

79.   “Indian Women at Risk in Mental Institutions” --- From left to right, Human Rights Watch (HRW) activists Shantha Rau ... Women and girls with disabilities in India are pushed into mental institutions, ... --- U-T San Diego --- December 2, 2014 (INDIA)  http://is.gd/oXyfLS

80.   “Care Assistant Who Stole from Intellectually Disabled Clients Avoids Jail” --- A care assistant who stole almost €1,000 from his intellectually disabled clients has received a two-year suspended sentence. Spanish national Jorge ... --- Irish Times --- December 3, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/suWIot

81.   “Probe Launched after Claims Patients with Intellectual Disabilities Were Force Fed and Slapped by ...” --- Patients with intellectual disabilities were force fed and slapped by staff at a HSE run centre for vulnerable adults, it has been claimed. --- Irish Mirror --- December 1, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/M74QfM

82.   “Two Men at Orphanage Repeatedly Rape 3 Autistic Girls” --- A Nepal court has jailed two men who worked at a prominent orphanage in Kathmandu for repeatedly raping three autistic girls in their care, an official ... --- Emirates 24/7 --- December 2, 2014  (NEPAL)  http://is.gd/GtWxSW

83.   “Webinar Takes a Stand against Abuse of Disabled People” --- His report: 'The Hidden Abuse of Disabled People Residing in the Community' was based on interviews with 35 people in Tairawhiti. This included ... --- Scoop.co.nz (press release) --- December 2, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/5ZBoZt

84.   “Russia Considers an Ombudsman for People with Disabilities” --- This is why the MPs have proposed creating the post of ombudsman for the rights of people with disabilities under the president and similar posts in ... --- RAPSI --- December 3, 2014  (RUSSIA)  http://is.gd/QT2cX7

85.   “Mentally Ill Children Treated in Adult Wards” --- The health board has no beds of its own for children suffering mental illness and instead sends youngsters to Dundee, where six beds can be used. --- Aberdeen Evening Express --- December 8, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/jsLI2R

86.   “Police Kills Mentally Ill Man” --- Relatives of 37-year-old Ramon Roger Mathlin, the mentally ill man killed by police on Monday, say they want justice as the police acted aggressively. --- Trinidad Guardian --- December 3, 2014  (TRINIDAD)  http://is.gd/FUxPBf


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