Police officers who killed a man with Down’s Syndrome who would not leave a movie, have not been indicted, it has been revealed. After appearing in front of a grand jury in Frederick County, Maryland, officers Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford and Deputy First Class James Harris, who were involved in the death of Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, will[Read More...]
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In an apparent bid to “incentivise” more disabled people to work, one Tory minister has suggested that “disabled people are not worth the minimum wage”. Over privileged Tory “Lord” David Freud, suggested that some should be paid less than £2 an hour, instead of the usual £6.50. In the recording made during a fringe meeting at the Conservative conference two[Read More...]
Britain’s most hated pensions secretary Iain Duncan smith has declared yet another war on disadvantaged people in Britain, after announcing a new round of benefits cuts. The work and pensions secretary has claimed that the crackdown on deprived people within the UK has “worked” and that the number of households where nobody had ever worked “doubled” under the last government.[Read More...]
The mentally ill could be forced to take new treatment and medication, thanks to a new law that was passed recently. Under new government proposals, those with what is deemed to be “treatable” mental illnesses will have their disability living allowance taken away from them if they do not – or cannot – take any prescribed treatments that the government[Read More...]
A young boy of 10 has proven that where there is a will – there is a way by playing the trumpet with his toes. Jahmir Wallace is a fifth-grader at Green Street Elementary School who was born without arms. In September of last year, he played his first note on the brass using his toes and is now playing[Read More...]