"Charlotte has erupted in anger over another black man being killed by police. But what the media, protesters and community members aren’t discussing is that Keith Lamont Scott is yet another disabled man killed by police and that the intersection of his disability and race likely played a part in his death.
"Over the past few
years, Black Lives Matter formed in solidarity against the killing of
unarmed black men by police. This organization and many protests fail to
recognize that 50 percent of police killings are of people with
disabilities, typically those with mental illness or intellectual
disabilities, according to the Ruderman Family Foundation. This often
happens because people with these types of disabilities lack executive
function, meaning they struggle to follow a detailed list of
Keith Lamont Scott’s disability may have played a role
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