Thursday, May 25, 2006

LEAPING RABBIT: "Murder by institutional inertia!"

This post by my buddy Lept at Leaping Rabbit makes me totally outraged, infuriated and extremely sad all at the same time. My heart breaks for the tragic, needless suffering death of his friend Giovanna Borsella (Jo). Her death is a glaring, lurid example of the failure of our system in the way it treats those amongst us who are disabled.

My kid brother is disabled. He was born with cerebral palsy. During all of my adult life, I have been an ardent advocate of people with disabilites. Giovanna Borsella's tragic death touches me to the very depths of my being. I am rendered speechless, and unable to stop the tears flowing down my face... This blatant disregard for fellow human beings shows how uncaring our system really is; we have a very long way to go toward a just, humane, equitable, caring society. A very long way.

Read Lept's post here.

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