Monday, February 18, 2008

Florida Deputy Dumps Man from Wheelchair

Hillsborough County Florida Deputy Sheriff with 20 years experience dumped a quadriplegic man from his wheelchair in the booking area of a jail. Three deputies watched and did nothing. Two others observed the incident afterwards and no report was made of the incident. You can see one of them laughing. This is only one incident that was captured on video tape. It is a direct result of the politicians, the journalists and the courts ignore persons with disabilities. They are seen only as a consumer of goods and services from human services corporations and the caring professions. These corporations and professionals make campaign contributions to politicians, who write laws that favor the provider of goods and services over the vulnerable person with a disability.
Later reports reveal that the Deputy was arrested and charged with assault. She was suspended without pay.

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