Well, it’s the new year. Here’s a report (excluding disability) on police violence in 2017. Here’s the Washington Post on police killings in 2017 including mental illness.
Reading through these cases, I feel we’re making no progress. Still 25% known mental illness, still reasonable estimate of a third to a half involving disabled people in some capacity, still vastly disproportionately people multiply marginalized by disability, race, class, gender identity, etc.
And the killings are just the worst outcomes, overlooking all the violent and threatening confrontations experienced by marginalized peoples that do not result in fatalities.
So many good programs out there, well-intentioned folks thinking hard, but the numbers stay about the same.
Back to work.