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An Important Perspective on Race & Disability

A picture displaying police lights on top of a police cruiser. Photo by pexels user Pixbay. Photo used courtesy of Pexels.com.Recently, there have been several high-profile cases involving interactions between police and individuals with mental health or autism diagnoses such as Linden Barton, Matthew Rushin, and Daniel Prude. As important conversations continue about the role of mental health, race, and disability in police reform, we thought it was important to share a recent article from Forbes. The article offers an important perspective on race and disability as well as proposes to improve interactions between police and individuals with autism and/or experiencing mental health episodes.  

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