Years ago when I emphasized the need for the hate-crimes law in Canada’s Criminal Code to be amended to include Disabled People, I got virtually no response on the subject. One time Pat Anderson, Terri Schiavo’s first attorney, explained one time how few laws have ever succeeded in being amended, when I suggested that the U.S. probably has a similar law there. Canada’s hate-crime law includes every conceived of minority, but Disabled People.
I think if somebody would examine every country’s Criminal Code, those who are Commonwealth members, would probably learn that they have hate-crime laws to protect minorities. Probably also, they all exclude our minority–Disabled People!
I’m alot more aware than I used to be, that to push for any protection of Disabled People, that it’s important to include more people who are victims of all forms of hate and prejudice. So, in view of reading this article, and thinking about the number of reports Disck Sobsey has on ICAD, I really hope somebody will sooner or later see an advantage to pushing for the creation of hate-crime laws which include "vulnerable persons" in countries which maybe don’t have a law in their Criminal Code, and in countries which do have a hate-crime law, that it is amended to include "vulnerable persons"!
A few people in the past, including a former politician emphasized to me that older laws are less of a priority than new laws, such as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Maybe so, but a country’s Criminal Code should not just be brushed aside, and considered less important than the newer sets of laws.–The Criminal Code is just that!–A set of laws which deals with alot of CRIMES!–And I have noticed it does get updated. So, why not let’s update that outdated old collection of legal rants, with what should have been included in the original Bill?
Since Holland legalized euthanasia, and the courtroom religious cult guru George Felos, got the Scientologist judges to finish off Terri Schiavo, the Holocaust has picked up speed.–And the graveyards tell the tale!