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NY judges denied Black+autistic Darius McCollum the right to appeal lifelong commitment as incurably dangerous bc autism. Not the appeal. The right to it. White supremacy+ableism.

#AutisticWhileBlack
#DisabilityIncarcerated
#DisabilitySolidarity
#DisabledInPrison
#FreeOurPeople
Darius McCollum has been targeted by anti-Black racism+ableism for literal YEARS for the crime of living while autistic+Black. He's been in+out of NYC jails for expertly, though unlawfully, driving MTA buses+trains. Instead of hiring Darius, MTA disqualifies him due to a record.
Last year, NY courts recommended lifelong institutionalization to "solve" the "problem" that Darius presents for existing as a Black autistic man. A judge found that Darius is inherently dangerous simply because he is autistic. Now, they've weaponized law against him yet again.
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#DisabilityJustice Twitter please uplift this story. A white male principal push & tore the braids out of an 11 year old black disabled girl’s head after she told him to not touch her as he was removing her from class for spraying perfume. Dane Co. DA is not pressing charges.
Here is the parent reaction. During the investigation the DA tried to get Child Protective Service records suggesting the mother abused her child. nbc15.com/content/news/M…
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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

Please share it. Thank you! :-) Light blue sand background has the # drawn in the sand to the right. The left side is blank. <br />
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At the bottom of the picture, text reads
Portable PDF version will appear on my Kofi in the next day or so.

Link: ko-fi.com/TinuWrites
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also helpful for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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Here's my lastest update Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 10.17.18

Please share it.
I'll have a PDF version of this for download on my Ko-fi by this time tomorrow. Link at the end.
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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Deaf/Disabled folks need to show up for #PrisonStrike2018.

At least 60% imprisoned folks are Disabled. They are targeted for no/lowest wages and other discrimination: no access to ed, programs, services, info, mental/healthcare.

#DisabilityIncarcerated
#DisabilitySolidarity
#PrisonStrike2018 supports #Disabled/#Deaf ppl

Exhibit A: One demand's to end to Prison Litigation Reform Act #PLRA

PLRA's behind Deaf/Disabled imprisoned folks not being able to get support fr attys. If you struggle w English/can't get through complaints, nothing can be done.
Literally every #PrisonStrike2018 demand helps disabled immprisoned folks even more than abled folks. Take a look at the demands for yourself (linked) & commit to daily posts, convos, teaching, etc. w/i your Commmnity.

#DeafInPrison
#DisabilitySolidarity
incarceratedworkers.org/campaigns/pris…
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The "I can do anything except..." framing in Disability/Deaf communities is ableist.
I know that very few want to admit or discuss this but it needs challenge, intense scrutiny & deep reflection and conversation. Not necessarily here but I hope folks are having these conversations cuz this is harmful.
It runs counter to Disability Rights, Disability Justice and Disability Solidarity precepts and praxis. It allows society to continue to believe that others who are unable to do some things are inherently lacking which contributes to systemic societal marginalization.
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#PuertoRico's imprisoned folks have been auctioned off to CoreCivic to be sent to AZ.
This despite opposition fr attys/orgs; concerns re healthcare at the AZ prison to which they'll be sent & CoreCivic's exploitative, dishonest & violent practices, as well as previous uprisings by PR's incarcerated folks who've been sent to mainland "US." periodismoinvestigativo.com/2018/08/depart…
A reminder that the vast majority of people imprisoned in #PuertoRico, just like everywhere else are Disabled, low/no income, indigenous/negatively radicalized.

This is a #DisabilityJustice+#RacialJustice+#EconomicJustice issue.

#DisabilitySolidarity
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#PSA

Just bc jails "have larger populations of folks w #mentalillness than psych prisons (AKA "hospitals")" does NOT mean that folks in either receives actual support+love.

Some of you are peddling myths & institutionalization.

Complicate these convos.

#DisabilitySolidarity
MYTHS:

Folks w #mentalillness need to be locked away from society in ANY form of prison. Note: folks in psych prisons (aka "hospitals") used to be called prisoners.

Renaming jail "mental health facility" unmakes it a prison.

Jails/institutions don't exacerbate mental illness.
Please gather your ppl if they're out here claiming that jails are "mental health facilities" OR that folks w/ #mentalillness are better off locked away in other forms of prisons.

We're dying out here trying to explain this to yall.

Transinstitutionalization is not the answer.
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