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Disability hate crime in Britain - BRING BACK THE BIRCH

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While my adopted home of Georgia may lag well behind in social services for disabled people at least it is a society which hasn’t degraded to the level of bullying blind people in the street.

If this sort of thing was witnessed happening on the streets of Tbilisi the perpetrators would certainly have a short, sharp shock coming to them.

BBC: Bullied blind woman Siobhan Meade films Stevenage abuse

A blind woman who was regularly sworn at by bullies and nearly mugged took to wearing a body camera so police could identify the culprits.

Ms Meade, who has been blind since the age of 16, said that after she moved from Norfolk last November “numerous incidents of disability hate crime” had made her life “uncomfortable”.

“[It has] ranged from being sworn at in the street, young people circling me and deliberately walking me into lampposts and nearly being mugged,” she said.

“They actually said ‘let’s mug her and see how much she can see’… I was horrified.

“It was extremely distressing and it nearly destroyed me as a person… It was intimidating beyond belief.”

Hertfordshire Police said hate crime was “under-reported for many reasons” and the force encouraged victims to come forward.

Ms Meade said the abuse had now stopped and she no longer felt the need to wear the camera.

“You get the odd silly comment but nothing to the extent it was,” she said.

So, it still goes on. While anti-racism and gay rights campaigns grab all the headlines MUCH needed campaigns to stamp out these cancerous traits of Western “civilisation” are non-existent.

Of course, what is actually needed is to teach kids discipline and respect and that can only come through the re-introduction of corporal punishment in schools but, in order to get to grips with the problem the banishment of this practice has landed us with, we must:

BRING BACK THE BIRCH!

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If you found anything on this site of use, interesting, or even mildly amusing then please consider dropping a few pennies in the jar to help us to take care of our disabled son who contracted encephalitis in 2007 at the age of 6 and who is now confined to a wheelchair. He is getting bigger as his mother and I get older, imagine that, please. Every penny we collect goes towards his upkeep, and towards his future care requirements.

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