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Police car with flashing lights.
Police car with flashing lights.

Members of the disability community often live in danger simply by existing in a society built to exclude them. This is glaringly apparent when they encounter police, first responders, and crisis workers — individuals who are rarely trained on how to uniquely approach and assess situations involving a person with a disability.  Studies and police reports by jurisdiction show that a large portion of people with disabilities are victims of excessive force by…

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