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Disabled People and hate crime

bethr0bertsonbethr0bertson Posts: 1Member Listener
edited August 17 in Disabled people
have recently made a video, for an A-Level project.  I chose an issue incredibly close to home and with the help of my lovely Mother, sister and others I have created what I hope to be a thought provoking, relevant and informative piece. I took on the task of shedding light on perhaps society's most forgotten about hate crime, hate towards the disabled. Unfortunately, from personal experience and harrowing national statistics, it has become all too clear that our society mistreats our most vulnerable more often than we may want to believe. With the hope I can inspire anyone, anywhere I am now sharing my video for it's intended purpose. I would be so grateful if you could take a few minutes to watch, listen and share.

Thank you x


  • DannyMooreDannyMoore Posts: 634Member Chatterbox
    Hi @bethr0bertson

    I've had two types of epilepsy and Asperger's Syndrome, I've had to face bullies, hate crimes, physical fights with multiple adults for 25 years. When it comes to hate crimes I find The North Humberside Police Services disgraceful, I don't know what the police are like in other parts of the country. I was a victim of a hate crime last year and the police didn't take action until 3 months after it started. When they took action they didn't take action for my sake, they took it for their own sake. When I stopped trusting the police because of all their lies I took action on the police posing a great threat to them. They've never helped me willingly, they've only ever helped me when I was posing a threat to them.

    The police here punish victims, they lie to victims to prevent them retaliating and take rights from victims because there's only 1 victim. I see many reasons why people may be committing hate crimes:

    1) Behind the hatred is fear, a majority of people fear what they don't know. So if they don't know why an individual is the way he/she is they fear him/her making them abuse the disabled victim to scare them out of the environment.

    2) There is no consequences for anyone under 16.

    3) The individual's vulnerability.

    The other thing I don't like about The North Humberside Police Services is whenever someone under 16 commits a crime the police just says they were having a joke.

    Don't Fear Your True Self
  • jjdd70jjdd70 Posts: 39Member Listener
    because i have arthritis in both knees and right arm and without taking my medication i wouldn't get through the day i have a neibour that hates me because i don't work i am disabled she always says she pays for my car to which i always reply its due its servicing soon so get your money out then,
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 189Member Chatterbox
    Hello I had just seen the video and do understand what is happening.  Having experiences of being in a community who do not wish to be associated with anybody who in their eyes are regarded as costing the country money.  Plus also think we are not smart have a low IQ and scroungers.  I have had recently been victim of everyday insults and no one is going to take me seriously.  Unless there are changes to the laws.  People are just going to just carry on.   There are more laws for animal welfare.  Parking in places  for disabled always find someone who is not disabled parking.  Do not know what to say. Fear of reprisals.  I want to say you would like my space but do you want my disability.  I thought it became worse at the showing of 2012 Para Olympics in London and just couple weeks ago the World Paras everything was different.  Do the public think we are like that.
  • DasiydoDasiydo Posts: 85Member Talkative
    I just watched video too but got Dyspraxia and half deaf but sadly I was called words on line and noughting got done. Even now when do Crouse in Staffordshire's I get called draf,idot and stupid and many others nastury words yes noughting get done see world don't care about disability and at wrong! I think People should appect disability and not be mean sprit and selfshire stop bullying the weekness I want give hug to all
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