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  • Ferguson | Day In Washington
    protestors of history and yet today we call them potential threats to safety and dangerous We criminalize and dehumanize them No it isn t the Missouri I knew But in truth it is the Missouri that was likely always there It was always there and most of us most of us choose to pretend that the inequities in our communities and neighborhoods don t exist To the President to Governor Jay Nixon to legislators and policymakers I say This isn t a politically expedient issue It was the issue of expediency that in part caused the tangled ugly events of this week Matters of race and disparity and inequality and injustice aren t expedient and they deserve more than recognition of it as the heartbreak of a single family This is more than the initial incident the death of Michael Brown But to speak of it only as a single heartbreak is to invalidate the feelings of fear and anger of an entire community Their response tells us about the heartbreak of a community It tells us about the feelings of helplessness in the face of perceived injustice and of the oppression protest This is a community who didn t trust and didn t have faith in the system This is a community that saw no other way Mr President Governor Jay Nixon legislators and policymakers this is about responsibility and accountability This is a failure of the system YOU represent The system failed It failed Michael Brown It failed Eric Garner 43 who had asthma was pulled to the sidewalk onto his chest and restrained in a chokehold by an officer a chokehold that killed him It failed Ethan Saylor 26 who had Down syndrome went to see a movie and when he refused to leave was wrestled to the floor by deputies held down and handcuffed with such force that he suffered a fracture in his throat cartilage that killed him It failed Keith Vidal 18 who had schizophrenia was tasered then shot and killed when his family called law enforcement for help calming their son down In many ways the disability community has much in common with the African American community and it is in part why I did this podcast This is more than disability or race or even law enforcement responses It is the disenfranchisement of communities who are seen as other It is the harsh line of not being seen as a member of the community being being seen as a danger to the community based on who and what you are and that perception is on our televisions in our governmental offices and in our own biased responses when faced with events such as those that have taken place in Ferguson Missouri I am thankful to see so many people at vigils tonight around the country I am thankful for a more peaceful night in Missouri I am thankful for those journalists and citizen journalists on the ground who did not flinch in

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  • Michael Brown | Day In Washington
    and protestors of history and yet today we call them potential threats to safety and dangerous We criminalize and dehumanize them No it isn t the Missouri I knew But in truth it is the Missouri that was likely always there It was always there and most of us most of us choose to pretend that the inequities in our communities and neighborhoods don t exist To the President to Governor Jay Nixon to legislators and policymakers I say This isn t a politically expedient issue It was the issue of expediency that in part caused the tangled ugly events of this week Matters of race and disparity and inequality and injustice aren t expedient and they deserve more than recognition of it as the heartbreak of a single family This is more than the initial incident the death of Michael Brown But to speak of it only as a single heartbreak is to invalidate the feelings of fear and anger of an entire community Their response tells us about the heartbreak of a community It tells us about the feelings of helplessness in the face of perceived injustice and of the oppression protest This is a community who didn t trust and didn t have faith in the system This is a community that saw no other way Mr President Governor Jay Nixon legislators and policymakers this is about responsibility and accountability This is a failure of the system YOU represent The system failed It failed Michael Brown It failed Eric Garner 43 who had asthma was pulled to the sidewalk onto his chest and restrained in a chokehold by an officer a chokehold that killed him It failed Ethan Saylor 26 who had Down syndrome went to see a movie and when he refused to leave was wrestled to the floor by deputies held down and handcuffed with such force that he suffered a fracture in his throat cartilage that killed him It failed Keith Vidal 18 who had schizophrenia was tasered then shot and killed when his family called law enforcement for help calming their son down In many ways the disability community has much in common with the African American community and it is in part why I did this podcast This is more than disability or race or even law enforcement responses It is the disenfranchisement of communities who are seen as other It is the harsh line of not being seen as a member of the community being being seen as a danger to the community based on who and what you are and that perception is on our televisions in our governmental offices and in our own biased responses when faced with events such as those that have taken place in Ferguson Missouri I am thankful to see so many people at vigils tonight around the country I am thankful for a more peaceful night in Missouri I am thankful for those journalists and citizen journalists on the ground who did not flinch

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  • asan | Day In Washington
    human being Imagine it being said to a young person with a disability Now imagine someone following through on that threat Now imagine Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments act ADA Restoration advocacy Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary Announcements civil rights Community Choice

    Original URL path: http://dayinwashington.com/?tag=asan (2016-04-26)
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  • autism | Day In Washington
    Lee for Day in Washington The use of service animals has been increasing and as a result service animals have been in the news a lot lately Sometimes this is a good thing such as when the Read more Disability Blog Carnival 47 Policy by Day Al Mohamed October 10 2008 7 Comments Day in Washington is exceedingly proud to be hosting Disability Blog Carnival 47 Policy There were a number of great submissions and as you can see I got somewhat carried away reading the work of so many wonderful bloggers Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S

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  • day of mourning | Day In Washington
    another human being Imagine it being said to a young person with a disability Now imagine someone following through on that threat Now imagine Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments act ADA Restoration advocacy Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary Announcements civil rights Community

    Original URL path: http://dayinwashington.com/?tag=day-of-mourning (2016-04-26)
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  • George Hodgins | Day In Washington
    another human being Imagine it being said to a young person with a disability Now imagine someone following through on that threat Now imagine Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments act ADA Restoration advocacy Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary Announcements civil rights Community

    Original URL path: http://dayinwashington.com/?tag=george-hodgins (2016-04-26)
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  • not dead yet | Day In Washington
    person with a disability Now imagine someone following through on that threat Now imagine Read more Public Perception and Death Before Disability Day in Washington Policy Podcast 38 by NRenee May 29 2009 1 Comment Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments act ADA

    Original URL path: http://dayinwashington.com/?tag=not-dead-yet (2016-04-26)
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  • Media | Day In Washington
    by Patrick Cokley February 13 2012 Comments Off on Disability News Update February 13 2012 The Disability News Update is coordinated by the Lead On Update The get weekly updates of disability happenings or to search by category visit the Lead On Update at www leadonupdate wordpress com Upcoming Events February 13 March 9 2012 Foundations of Read more Best Wheelchairs Oracle and GailSimone Suggestions Welcome by Day Al Mohamed January 16 2011 Comments Off on Best Wheelchairs Oracle and GailSimone Suggestions Welcome Or what to look for in a wheelchair for a comic book character Those of you who know me know I am a huge fan of comic books What could be better it is a medium that in many ways Read more 21st Century Communications Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate S 3304 by Day Al Mohamed August 6 2010 Comments Off on 21st Century Communications Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate S 3304 The following message is from Jenifer Simpson at the American Association of People with Disabilities on the Senate s passage of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act S 3304 by unanimous consent While this is not H R 3101 which many Read more New Disability Video is Featured on DIW by Day Al Mohamed February 1 2010 6 Comments There have been many changes going on here at Day in Washington Some have been cosmetic such as the new layout but others are more substantial such as the fact that we now carry content from a variety of contributors Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog

    Original URL path: http://dayinwashington.com/?cat=26 (2016-04-26)
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