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CPD Sgt. Khalil Muhammad who shot unarmed Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes suspended for 6 months – Chicago Sun-Times

Sgt. Khalil Muhammad shot Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes on Aug. 13, 2017 in the 10900 block of South Hermosa, just a few hours after Hayes’ caretaker had reported him missing. Source: CPD Sgt. Khalil Muhammad who shot unarmed Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes suspended for 6 months – Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

An off-duty Chicago police officer has been suspended for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic man in 2017 on the city’s South Side Source: Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

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Missing autistic teen was last seen near Malibu – Daily News

A 17-year-old girl diagnosed with autism was missing Thursday morning after last being seen in the unincorporated Topanga area of Los Angeles County near Malibu. Source: Missing autistic teen was last seen near Malibu – Daily News

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How Greta Thunberg’s autism helped her become Time’s Person of the Year | TheHill

The Swedish teenager has become a leader of the global movement on climate change–and her autism has played a fascinating role. Source: How Greta Thunberg’s autism helped her become Time’s Person of the Year | TheHill

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After teen with autism drowns, Dad asks: ‘Is it an accident? Are we in trouble?’ – mlive.com

Timothy Koets, 50, is charged with manslaughter and child abuse after his son, Samuel Koets, 16, with severe autism, drowned in the family’s backyard pool. Source: After teen with autism drowns, Dad asks: ‘Is it an accident? Are we in trouble?’ – mlive.com

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Autistic people are not all superheroes, but we’re not all tragic, either | Ellen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

Until we’re allowed to tell our own stories, others will continue to tell them based on false assumptions, says mental health campaigner Ellen Jones Source: Autistic people are not all superheroes, but we’re not all tragic, either | Ellen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

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Trump’s attacks on Greta Thunberg expose sexist, ableist stigma – Vox

Trump’s tweets about the climate activist are part of a pattern. Source: Trump’s attacks on Greta Thunberg expose sexist, ableist stigma – Vox