Category Archives: murder

AUGUST 4: ONLINE VIGIL FOR THE MURDERED DISABLED PEOPLE OF SAGAMIHARA

A few days ago, we reported the news of the massacre of 19 disabled people in Sagamihara, Japan. There’s been a lot of writing within the disability community about this horrific hate crime, but very little in the mainstream press. There have been a few vigils for the victims of the attack, but it’s hard … Continue reading AUGUST 4: ONLINE VIGIL FOR THE MURDERED DISABLED PEOPLE OF SAGAMIHARA

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

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

Brazilian Authorities Arrest Doctor and Seven Other Health Care Professionals on Charges of Killing Patients

Thanks to Joe Stramondo, who found this article and alerted me to it.  (Joe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University where he is specializing in bioethics, disability studies, and moral psychology. He has presented at meetings of the Society for Disability Studies, the American Society for Bioethics and … Continue reading Brazilian Authorities Arrest Doctor and Seven Other Health Care Professionals on Charges of Killing Patients

Rochester Disability Community Remembers Disabled Victims of Domestic Violence, Deaf Victims of Euthanasia as Part of National Disability Mourning Day

Rochester Disability Community Remembers Disabled Victims of Domestic Violence, Deaf Victims of Euthanasia as Part of National Mourning Day As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, local disability rights advocates will be holding a memorial service this Friday called “Remembering Lives Taken” to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by their families and … Continue reading Rochester Disability Community Remembers Disabled Victims of Domestic Violence, Deaf Victims of Euthanasia as Part of National Disability Mourning Day