I spent the morning at Equip for Equality in Downtown Chicago, learning from attorney Amanda Antholt as she discussed policing and disability.
“Where we see police misconduct, it’s the same sort of set of events. Gave an order, you didn’t comply, so I’m escalating.” @equip4equality
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) March 30, 2016
Antholt has a long history as a police misconduct lawyer, so I was especially pleased to hear her say the above. We agree that there are many specific issues about specific disabilities that matters, but that the bigger picture is this basic pattern of how police are trained to seize control.
See more tweets in my feed on the event. Feel free to storify if that’s useful to you. I’m writing Chapter 7.