A new campaign is about to be started by the Disability Now website. It’s aim is to raise awareness of hate crimes perpetrated against the disabled community.
Surely, the criminal justice system should treat disability hate crime far more seriously. It is no different to hate crimes aimed at race or sexuality, and should be dealt with in the same way.
Someone I know personally was mugged in a Southport street, targeted because he was in a wheelchair. there are many other such cases.
To find out more, visit http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk