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The hell.

I already put this on facebook but lj and dw have not been completely forsaken for the pleasure of having one's data aggegated and sold:

Young autistic man is held in solitary for 11 days without bail for looking scary; now he is in a mental hospital being "treated" for reacting like an autistic person to traumatic change. His mom is trying to get the story out because the family needs help getting the kid back home.

What can I even add to this? [personal profile] unusualmusic has a rant very much worth reading. Myself, I keep hearing in my head the refrain, "And this will stay with you until you die." His mother reports that Neli is unable to speak at this point.

There'll be a shitstorm and somebody is going to say something very very stupid. They probably already have; I don't read comments on news stories. But someone who actually has the ear of the press is going to say something stupid. It will probably happen more than once. When they do, picture a kid sitting in the grass waiting for the library to open.

This entry was composed @Dreamwidth and can also be read at http://eriktrips.dreamwidth.org/8621.html

Feel free to comment either here or there.

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 28th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
How You Can Help
Send a Letter Campaign
Please copy and paste the letter below and send to all the email addresses at the bottom. They are the email addresses for major news networks whom I've sent my story to and have been ignored. There is power in numbers.

Subject : Police Brutality, Racial Profiling Autistic Young Man

I am sending this email in on behalf of a black autistic young man from Stafford County, VA who was racially profiled, beaten, jailed, placed in isolation for 11 days and is now in a mental state hospital because of the trauma that was inflicted upon him. This young man has been falsely charged with 3 felony counts of attacking an officer and will go to jail if this story goes untold. Please read his story on the website his mother set up for him. http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdbL2q2PGhVwAd3raUkmVPI2g;www.avoiceforneli.com This story deserves to be told and this type of police brutality needs to be stopped. Please take the time out to at least contact the mother and hear her side.

Here is the petition for you to pick up this story. http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdboPe8A5M-t4wlR7srwyNFlQ;www.thepetitionsite.com/1/autism-and-racial-injustice

Neli's website: http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdbMVgE4wmKdy2ZfR5Sv3jBzw;avoiceforneli.com/

Huffington Post coverage on the story.

http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdbGjI1Lth8P1sPdnzktyQwZQ;www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-reibel/racial-harassment-alleged_b_621256.html#comments

http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdbTsxvh0ZnCQpHlUQuE3Idqw;www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-reibel/teen-with-aspergers-arres_b_610530.html#comments

Please watch these videos.

http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdbe1kLmQ9BTZJcNOyVK138ew;www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEXVuQKVIjM

http://www.facebook.com/l/fffdbJgFvpZCeHN5E0Xg-rF4Qxw;www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBHKQRF9eNM

Thank you for your time and attention.

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