The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities responds to the death of David Askew
Release Date: 12 March 2010
Source: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Country: United Kingdom
In response to the death this week of David Askew, Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities said:
“What sort of society are we living in which cannot protect harmless citizens that happen to have a disability? This kind of abuse shouldn’t be happening to anyone in 21st century Britain, especially those that are vulnerable.
“The fact that people with learning disabilities and other conditions that make them slightly different are being singled out and bullied is extremely disturbing. In the past we have been too slow as a society to label attacks on disabled people as hate crimes. That is what they are and those charged in connection with these types of offences should face the full force of the law.”