Wednesday, January 25, 2012
"Don't Taser us... we're deaf" by Charlie Swinbourne
This was written and published by Mr. Swinbourne in November, but as he mentioned, since the Olympics are in the UK this year, it's worth spreading the word in the upcoming months to remind others that there will be deaf people in attendance, and to be mindful, especially those who work in security and crowd control. It is well worth your time to check out the stories that are linked in his post.
A story has broken today about an elderly deaf man in America who died after a police officer (it is alleged) presumed he was ignoring him, and Tasered him while he was riding his bicycle. It’s in the Mail Online http://t.co/rxpfti0f and Gawker here: http://gawker.com/5862447/deaf-disabled-senior-citizen-on-bicycle-deemed-threat-by-police-tased-to-death