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4 Charged With Hate Crime After Video of Beating Goes Viral

Suspects in Facebook Live video overheard saying they hoped video would go viral

(Newser) - Four people have been arrested and charged with a hate crime in the beating of an 18-year-old with mental disabilities that was broadcast on Facebook Live in what a police rep is calling a "reprehensible" 30-minute video. The man's parents had dropped him off at a McDonald's... More »

Disabled Couple Sue for Right to Live Together

Federal civil rights lawsuit is first of its kind in US

(Newser) - She fell for his knock-knock jokes. He fell for her beauty. Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels, who finish each other's sentences, met in a performing arts program and talked about marriage for three years before getting hitched last month. But they also both have developmental disabilities, so they are... More »

Mother Who Left Disabled Daughter Won't Face Charges

Girl is 19; she was ditched in another state

(Newser) - A mother who abandoned her mentally disabled daughter at a bar in a different state will not be charged with a crime. Because the daughter is 19, she is legally an adult, and her mother does not have legal guardianship over her, reports MSNBC . The mother, Eva Cameron, drove from... More »

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