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  • State Ordered to Provide Disabled Inmate with Motorized Wheelchair

    03/15/2017 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | March 15, 2017 | Joel Stashenko
    ALBANY - Denying an inmate a motorized wheelchair is discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, a federal judge has ruled. Northern District Judge Mae D'Agostino found that the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision...failed to show that there were such safety risks in giving Nathaniel Wright the electric wheelchair that they outweighed his right to have the device.... Wright, 55, will complete a five-year sentence from Monroe County for first-degree sexual abuse next month.
  • IRAQ WAR VETERAN CREATES WHEELCHAIR SNOW PLOW

    12/27/2016 8:54:28 PM PST · by rey · 8 replies
    WPVI ^ | 27 Dec 2016
    I thought many would appreciate this disabled vet giving back to his community, as though he had to, with his wheelchair snow plow. http://6abc.com/news/iraq-war-veteran-creates-wheelchair-snow-plow/1169458/
  • First on CNN: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to endorse Ted Cruz for president

    02/24/2016 2:48:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 24, 2016 | Sunlen Serfaty and Theodore Schleifer
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will endorse Wednesday one of his political disciples, Ted Cruz, giving the Lone State senator his highest-ranking political endorsement thus far in the presidential race. Abbott will formally back Cruz at an event Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Houston, campaign officials said, just six days before what is expected to be a competitive race with Donald Trump in Texas. Although not unexpected, the nod from Abbott is the clearest sign yet that the Texas Republican establishment is backing their freshman senator in his presidential ambitions. "After 8 years of relentless attacks on our values from this...
  • Hotes Foundation donates advanced wheelchairs to wounded US Vets.

    02/17/2016 9:29:00 AM PST · by rorybagleys · 7 replies
    After seeing FOX News commentator Bill O'Reilly's efforts to help severely wounded United States military veterans regain their mobility with all-terrain track wheelchairs, Richard Hotes was so moved by the gesture that he decided to help. Hotes Foundation volunteers created an obstacle course and, with the help of injured veterans, tested more than 10 types of track chairs. When none of the vehicles met the veterans' expectations, volunteers chose the best available option and worked on a complete redesign with the chairs' manufacturer. After a year of development and testing, a suitable track chair was created and Hotes Foundation volunteers...
  • Veteran plows snow with wheelchair

    01/21/2016 2:23:11 PM PST · by snarkpup · 7 replies
    WOWT News ^ | Thu 1:14 PM, Jan 21, 2016 | Brain Mastre
    "I don't want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves," said Anderson. "I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn't seen a chair like this before."
  • Rush Graphic, GOP Pushing Grandpa Uncle Sam Off a Cliff in a Wheelchair

    12/17/2015 5:09:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    EIB ^ | 12/17/2015
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Dailymail.com Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • Teacher Hits Handicapped Child, Tells Him Black People Fought to not "Serve White People like You"

    06/29/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy, hitting him in the head. Later the same day, "a racial comment was directed toward the same student," wrote the assistants. "After applying...
  • Video: Wheelchair-Bound Woman In Path Of Baltimore Riot's Thrown Projectiles

    04/26/2015 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    A shocking video of Saturday’s violent riots in Baltimore, Maryland show an individual shielding a handicapped woman caught in the sights of a mob throwing bottles, trash cans, and other objects at random bar patrons.
  • Iran reacts harshly to Netanyahu speech (threatens to put Israel in 'wheelchair')

    03/04/2015 3:04:04 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/04/2015 20:43 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Parliament speaker Ali Larijani warns that if Israel dares attack Iran with US congressional support, the Americans should expect to see “Israel in a wheelchair.” An Iranian reaction to the speech of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the US Congress was not long in coming, with numerous harsh criticism leveled at the speech and Israel. “The only one who is angry and upset about the course of negotiations is an occupying regime that sees its survival in war and invasion,” said President Hassan Rouhani in reference to Netanyahu’s speech in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Iran’s Mehr News reported. “People...
  • FIREFLY Wheel Chair attachment - Disability Good News Alert!

    12/29/2014 9:25:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Coolest Inventions ^ | current | Website
    "The Firefly is an electric bike you attach to a manual wheelchair." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4jESFIbAS0
  • Community replaces stolen wheelchair for 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome

    12/24/2014 5:28:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | December 23, 2014 | ABC
    CORONA, Calif. -- Corona, California police officers delivered a special Christmas gift Monday to a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome who had her wheelchair stolen. With the help of the San Diego Down Syndrome Society, officers were able to replace the specialized wheelchair stolen last week from her front porch. The original chair cost about $2,500. "This device, it makes sure that the user is restrained, kept safe in the wheel chair. It's also very adjustable, so that as they grow, it can grow with them," said Kaelan Rios with the San Diego Down Syndrome Society. Coincidentally, the stolen wheelchair...
  • Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line? (Freep this Poll)

    10/11/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 11, 2014 | Staff
    Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line?
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Kiss of Death (1947)

    09/26/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) is a soft-hearted crook who wants nothing more than to put his criminal past behind him and return to his family. That's not always as easy as it seems, however, especially when it means crossing a giggling psychopath like Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark, who gives us one of the most memorable/infamous scenes in film noir history). Colleen Gray co-stars.
  • Lowe's Employees Fix Vets Wheelchair, Because VA Wouldn't

    07/14/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Three unsung heroes at a Lowe’s Home Improvements store fixed a Vietnam veteran’s broken-down wheelchair, which was much more than his local Veterans Affairs office was willing to do. He wrote this letter to his local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, to give thanks to the men and the company that went to bat for him, when the government wouldn’t. In 1971, I stepped on a land mine in Vietnam and lost both legs above the knee. For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been...
  • Illinois nursing home cited for truck stop incident

    10/03/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/3/2013
    Illinois nursing home cited for truck stop incident By Associated Press LEBANON — Health officials cited a southwestern Illinois nursing home after workers left a wheelchair-bound man at a truck stop without medication or ID when he refused to submit to a mandatory background check. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the parent company of Lebanon Care Center was cited for improper nursing care, violating a resident's rights and an involuntary transfer. A Petersen Health Network executive says they'll appeal.
  • Unearthed footage shows President Roosevelt being pushed in wheelchair

    07/11/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 10 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS — A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death. Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldn’t say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.
  • The Class Photo that Broke a Mother’s Heart

    06/17/2013 5:42:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 350 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 17, 2013
    What is wrong with this picture? It's one of those things that you don't get, until you get it. Unless you are eternally empathetic, you look at this photo and don't see much wrong at all. To Anne Belanger, mother of Miles, the photo is unbearable to look at. When the class portrait for her son's Grade 2 class came home, she opened it excitedly, and immediately shoved it back in the envelope. She couldn't look at it. It broke her heart. Anne's son, Miles, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. At the age of 13 months, his parents were told that...
  • Toddler in wheelchair heading to Disney cries during run-in with TSA agents

    02/21/2013 6:30:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    http://www.wftv.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2013
    A family’s run-in with Transportation Security Administration screeners at Missouri's Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as they were heading to Orlando on vacation was caught on camera, and is raising questions about airport security rules. Annie Schulte said it all started when TSA agents asked to pat down her 3-year-old daughter, Lucy, who is disabled and in a wheelchair. The agents also wanted to screen Lucy’s wheelchair. Schulte recorded the incident on her cellphone. In the video, Lucy begins to cry and says, "I don't want to go to Disney World." -snip But the family said the final straw was when...
  • video - Tiny Piglet in a wheelchair

    02/10/2013 2:58:02 AM PST · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/10/2012 | none cited
    "Chris P. Bacon" was born without hind legs, so his creative owner created a wheelchair out of K'Nex for him.