Sunday, 21 September 2014

Disability Hate Crime ‘Overlooked’ And ‘Under-Reported’

Crimes against disabled people are often overlooked by police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the former director of public prosecutions said today.

Lord Ken MacDonald told the BBC that police were failing to recognise that abuse against people with disabilities is often “simply because they’re disabled”, allowing perpetrators to escape longer sentences.

Disability Hate Crime 'Overlooked' And 'Under-Reported'

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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