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Black people with disabilities are more likely to be killed by police than white people with disabilities

Black people with disabilities are treated worse than white people with disabilities within the criminal justice system We have a duty to shine a brighter spotlight on these undeniable truths. Last month, we sent a letter to Congressional leaders voicing our support for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, legislation to reform policing… Continue Reading Black people with disabilities are more likely to be killed by police than white people with disabilities

DRO testimony in support of citywide pilot of Portland Street Response

Reliance on police to respond to non-criminal concerns is misguided Disability Rights Oregon submitted written testimony to Portland City Council in support of launching citywide pilot programs of Portland Street Response for a June 17, 2020 hearing. Read the testimony here: Disability Rights Oregon testimony. Read DRO’s “The ‘Unwanteds’” investigative report on how Portland hospitals… Continue Reading DRO testimony in support of citywide pilot of Portland Street Response