Category Archives: homicide

NDY Statement on the First Anniversary of the Sagamihara Murders

[Editor’s note: Disability advocates in Japan requested this Statement which was written by Stephen Drake, NDY’s Research Analyst, and will be translated and read during a ceremony to be held on July 26, 2017 honoring the victims of the Sagamihara murders.] One year ago, 19 disabled people were brutally stabbed to death by a young … Continue reading NDY Statement on the First Anniversary of the Sagamihara Murders

Hate Crime: A killing rampage targets disabled people

Like so many in the disability community who have heard this news, we were horrified to begin the July 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by reading of the murder of 19 people with disabilities in a residential institution in Japan. Japan Today reported the following details of the “stabbing rampage”: The man … Continue reading Hate Crime: A killing rampage targets disabled people

Message from ASAN: Join in Disability Day of Mourning

[Editor’s Note:  Not Dead Yet joins the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and other disability organizations across the country in the Day of Mourning.  Below is a message from ASAN about this annual day of remembrance of lives lost.] Today, March 1st, is the 2016 Disability Day of Mourning – a day for disability communities, … Continue reading Message from ASAN: Join in Disability Day of Mourning

NDY Joins Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ADAPT and NCIL in Annual Day of Mourning

To any media observer, a disproportionate number of people with disabilities who have been killed by their parents have autism.  Therefore, it’s not surprising that the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has led the way for all of us in publicly mourning these horrific tragedies. The following message is from ASAN: In the past five … Continue reading NDY Joins Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ADAPT and NCIL in Annual Day of Mourning

Amy Hasbrouck – ‘Amour’ and Fear: Assisted Suicide/Mercy Killing at the Oscars

AMOUR AND FEAR: ASSISTED SUICIDE AT THE OSCARS By Amy E. Hasbrouck Once again, a film about “euthanasia” has won an Oscar.  Back in the ‘70s the tear-jerker movies were about people dying of cancer.  In the ‘80s and ‘90s, it was people dying of AIDS.  For the 21st century, the new chic is euthanasia/assisted … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck – ‘Amour’ and Fear: Assisted Suicide/Mercy Killing at the Oscars