Sickening footage of police beating disability pensioner sparks outrage

Board member of Disability Advocacy Australia Julie Phillips said there needed to be a significant change in approach to dealing with people who suffer from a disability.

“It’s outrageous that these sorts of things continue to happen in Victoria and Australia where the symptoms of people with disability which are due to autism or mental illness are being interpreted as people being deliberately obstructive,” she added.

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Author:
Christiane Barro

Source:
New Daily

Date published:
Tue 3rd Apr, 2018