Trying to wrap your head around how well the criminal justice system deals with persons with disabilities?
"I will go wherever is available, the first bed."
I can't recommend enough this first-hand account - hear Anna Marie Tremoni's interview with Nichele Benn and her mother on CBC's The Current earlier this week. It's one thing to watch the news stories on TV and hear Brenda tell her daughter's story but it's a very different experience to listen to this in-depth interview.
In fact, it's really too bad that some of the people commenting on this article hadn't heard the interview - perhaps they might have woken up and actually learned something.
It's heartbreaking. It's happening now. And it's not *just* Nicehle's reality.
It's good to know that Canada's Justice Minister, Peter MacKay, is "committed to keeping our streets and communities safe". And yet I can't help but wonder just who out there is committed to ensuring safety and justice, not just from individuals with disabilities, but also FOR them.