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The Death of an Autistic Child in School

New: Restraint in schools and the death of #MaxBenson. “It shouldn’t take the death of a teenage boy to stop overuse of restraint in schools. But, given how ingrained such practices are in our educational systems, and the 120,000 kids experiencing restraint or seclusion each year, I’m worried this one death won’t be enough.”

Disability and the Death Penalty

I am just finishing edits on my sixth piece on the death penalty in the last two years for Pacific Standard. Here’s what I’ve written: First the Supreme Court established a better standard for determining whether someone was intellectually disabled (and thus protected from execution) by overturning the “Lennie” standard. Because Texas asked juries to … Continue ReadingDisability and the Death Penalty

Knock Knock?

Is there anyone reading this site who doesn’t read me at Facebook, Twitter, or over on Patreon? I’m considering letting the blog posts mostly go here. My latest update: Weekly Roundup: Spider-Man and Marc Lamont Hill. UPDATE – SO GLAD TO SEE Y’ALL IN THE COMMENTS! I will keep posting here.