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News Summary for July 9, 2012
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by State, so you can easily scan
through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest.
 

Dr. Nora's Top Articles

1. “Calif. Dentist Pleads No Contest in Disabled Son's Death” --- A Coalinga, CA, dentist whose developmentally disabled son died after the dentist gave him Valium and morphine before treating an ... --- DrBicuspid.com --- June 27, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/BUVxk3
 
2. “Attorney General: Nurse Charged with Abuse of Disabled Patient” --- According to the attorney general's Office, Melton, 45, struck a disabled woman at the mental health facility while attempting to forcibly administer medications to the victim. Melton allegedly held the woman's nose closed in an attempt to force her ... --- Sunshine State News --- July 2, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/HhppfU

3. “Agency Reviews Why Disabled Abuse Uninvestigated” --- A Belleville News-Democrat investigation revealed that since 2003, the inspector general did not investigate 53 cases called into the agency's hotline that told of disabled adults who were allegedly abused or neglected and later died. --- ABC7Chicago.com --- June 30, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/S1r0H6
 
4. “Police: Man Took Nude Photos of Boy with Autism” --- A New Castle man faces federal charges after he took nude photographs of a 6-year-old boy with autism, police said. Larry G. Young, 59, is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. The boy's family contacted New Castle ... --- WBIW.com --- June 29, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/roCphy
 
5. “Report Shows More Abuse and Neglect in Kentucky's Care Facilities” --- "An increase in substantiations can be expected, but it can also be attributed to greater attention to these cases because of specialized adult protective services training and APS-focused investigation teams in the Department for Community Based ... --- Lexington Herald Leader --- June 29, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/Gaz3kI
 
6. “Father Sues Group Home Alleging Wrongful Death” --- The father of a mentally disabled man who was beaten to death at a central Kentucky group home has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the... --- Knoxville News Sentinel --- June 28, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/ueReY5
 
7. “Lansing Man to Stand Trial in Rape of Woman with Mental Disabilities” --- A Lansing man 'tricked' a mentally disabled woman into his home, tied a rope around her neck, handcuffed her and tied her ankles together before raping her, the woman testified Thursday. --- Lansing State Journal --- June 28, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/pCasPH
 
8. “Medical Expert May be Allowed to Testify for Men in Beatrice Abuse Trial” --- The alleged abuse victims of a former caregiver at the Beatrice State Developmental Center are so profoundly disabled, prosecutors are unsure they will be able to testify at a coming trial. So Friday, a judge took the unusual step of saying he may ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- June 30, 2012 (NEBRASKA) http://is.gd/VaiL9H

9. “Three Arrested for Allegedly Abusing Resident in Their Care” --- Three former employees of the local center for the developmentally disabled are free after being charged with filming an episode of sexual abuse of a resident in their care. --- WBNG-TV --- June 29, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/UFO6AN

 
10. “Teens Assault Special Needs Woman” --- Three Chesapeake Teens face 42 sexual battery charges between them. The teens are accused of assaulting a 21-year-old student on a school bus last month. --- WAVY-TV --- June 27, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/fla018
 
11. “Governor Signs Illinois' Nearly $34-Billion Budget” --- Governor Quinn cut $57-milliond from the Department of Corrections and facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill. --- CBS Local --- July 2, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/3KboVb
 
12. “Ban on Shock Treatments on Disabled People Kept Out of State Budget” --- A six-person conference committee rejected an amendment to the state's 2013 budget that would ban the use of electric shocks on disabled people in Massachusetts. --- Patch.com --- June 29, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/vNvhVX
 
13. “Sex Abuse Reporting Requirements Taking Effect Nationwide, in Wake of Sandusky ...” --- As former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sits in prison, convicted this month on 45 child sex abuse charges, officials in Florida and across the country are drastically changing the way allegations of child abuse are reported and ... --- Palm Beach Post --- July 30, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/5rISEs

Crime-related
 

14. “Mental Health Nurse Arrested for Patient Abuse” --- A licensed practical nurse at the Florida State Hospital is facing charges of abusing a disabled patient. --- WTVY, Dothan --- June 29, 2012 (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/3c2WhP
 
15. “Homeless 46-Year-Old Arrested for Pushing Man Out of Wheelchair” --- On Wednesday, June 20, at 11:45 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on routine patrol in the area of Ocean Park Boulevard and Nei... --- Santa Monica Mirror --- July 2, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/LHLpTq
 
16. “Grand Jury Report Investigates Behavioral Health Department, Gridley and ...” --- The Butte County Grand Jury looked at operations at the county Behavioral Health Department and the cities of Gridley and Oroville in its report released this morning. --- Enterprise-Record --- June 29, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/zFynjm

17. “Recent Police Beatings of Mentally Ill Persons Concern Families ...” --- These teams, composed of LAPD officers and clinicians from the LA County Department of Mental Health, aim to minimize violent encounters between officers ... --- NBC Los Angeles --- June 26, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/PqfY2l

18. “Disabled Group Home Worker Blamed for Pregnancy” --- The guardian of a mentally disabled woman claims in court that an employee of the incompetent woman's group home impregnated her. --- Courthouse News Service --- June 26, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/MWYbrA

19. “Woman Charged with Leaving Disabled Adults In Van in 100-Degree Heat” --- An Elgin woman is accused of leaving four mentally challenged adults in a van outside when temperatures were 100 degrees yesterday. Authorities say Kathy Reed, 47, was in charge of the adults who "couldn't take care of themselves." --- Chicagoist --- June 29, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/Oh5OzG

20. “Former Group Home Owner Sentenced to 12 months” --- A former owner and administrator of a group home facility in Las Vegas, who exploited one of the residents of that facility, has been sentenced to 12 months in jail and ordered to pay $68,249 in restitution, penalties, and costs. --- MyNews3 --- June 28, 2012 (NEVADA) http://is.gd/4cV7XK

21. “School Loses Track of Child with Autism” --- A mother is worried after her 4-year-old son with special needs wandered away from a summer school program -- and out onto the streets, and she said no one bothered to call her until after her son was found. --- KRQE --- June 29, 2012 (NEW MEXICO) http://is.gd/Z73foW

22. “Crime Database: Attempted Robbery of Developmentally Disabled ...” --- The 10 robberies were reported from June 11 to 17. That's the same number as reported the week before in Onondaga County. --- Syracuse.com --- June 27, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/65spv5

23. “Man Charged with Sexual Assault at Walnut Hills Group Home” --- Police say man forced sex act with fellow resident who is mentally impaired. --- WKRC TV Cincinnati --- June 28, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/FF0RWg

24. “Ex-Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Harassment” --- Kachmarek maintains the alleged assault on a deaf and mentally challenged resident on April 27 at the Valley Community Services' residential facility on North Church Street never occurred. “The charges were withdrawn primarily to make this event as ... --- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review --- June 29, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/JMWL2t

25. “Details of Complaint about Handling of Disabled Students Revealed” --- A complaint filed by two advocacy groups alleging the Beaufort County School District unfairly punished disabled students details five cases and calls for an independent expert to oversee changes. --- Hilton Head Island Packet --- July 2, 2012 (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/2aITSA

26. “Truck Driver Charged in Death of Man in Wheelchair” --- Columbia police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a fatal traffic collision in Five Points from last month. William Travis Crutchfield, 66, is charged with reckless homicide. Police say Crutchfield was driving a ... --- WLTX.com --- July 2, 2012 (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/7jwQGC

27. “Rock Hill Woman Charged with Neglect of Vulnerable Adult” --- Adult Protective Services from the Department of Social Services was contacted and told police the mother would be in their custody after her medical treatment. Earlier Thursday, deputies charged Myra Thornhill and James Thornhill of the same home with ... --- The Herald | HeraldOnline.com --- June 30, 2012 (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/ATf5ps

28. “12-Year-Old Autistic Boy Found Naked in Yard, Parents Charged” --- His parents--James and Myra Thornhill, both 29--were charged with child neglect. York County Sheriff's deputies took the boy back into the family's home on Elder Road and found what they called "deplorable conditions." --- WCNC --- June 28, 2012 (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/4qm9xR

29. “Lufkin Man Accused of Raping Mentally Disabled Woman” --- A Lufkin man is being held on a $70000 bond after being arrested Friday on accusations of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman. --- Lufkin Daily News --- July 2, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/7pm42e

30. “Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault of Disabled Girl in Tacoma” --- A man charged with luring a developmentally disabled girl away from a Tacoma Safeway store eight years ago and sexually assaulting her pleaded not guilty this week to two felonies. --- TheNewsTribune.com --- June 30, 2012 (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/RjCdwv

31. “Thieves Steal Custom Knives from Amputee Chef” --- A local chef is hoping the thieves who stole the knives made specifically to fit his prosthetic arm will do the right thing and return them. --- KOMO News --- June 28, 2012 (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/UDU06y

32. “Study: Kids with Behavior Problems, Disabilities Bullied More, More Likely to Bully Others” --- Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts – and are also more likely to bully other students, a new study. --- Science Codex --- July 2, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/DnXyNP

 
Seeking Improved Support

33. “Alaska Medicaid Fined $1.7 Million for Patient Info Breach” --- The U.S Department of Health and Human Services found Alaska's Medicaid program guilty of improper procedures and policies that lead to the loss of sensitive patient information. --- Alaska Dispatch --- June 30, 2012 (ALASKA) http://is.gd/HIYXg0

34. “Antioxidant Shows Promise as Autism Treatment” --- Treatment with a locally manufactured supplement containing antioxidant N-acetylcysteine may be an effective treatment for some features of autism, according ... --- Mississauga News --- June 27, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/lS5ETx

35. “Pinellas Sheriff's Office Announces Program to Help Autistic Children” --- Autistic kids can be added to a registry to assist law agencies in protecting them. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office rolled out a new program Thursday aimed at helping law enforcement identify or track down children with autism or other ... --- Tampabay.com --- June 29, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/Jq7KBU

36. “Thousands of Illinoisans to be Affected by Medicaid Cuts” --- Beginning today, Larry Bonner must make sure he gets prior approval from the state to continue receiving the prescription drugs he needs for his multiple ailments. As $1.6 billion in cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program take effect, Bonner is among ... --- The State Journal-Register --- June 30, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/NatMOD

37. “Already-Struggling Regions to Feel the Brunt of Illinois' Medicaid Cuts” --- When sweeping health care cuts kick in Sunday, the parts of Illinois that stand to be hardest hit are the places where folks already are struggling to get by. Help for some will be on the way in 2014. --- Chicago Tribune --- July 1, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/dLsoCb

38. “Mental Health Consortium Could Provide Model” --- Erickson Puttmann said all the adjacent Northwest Iowa counties are much smaller than Woodbury County, and that having a metro area means the people have much differing mental health program needs than do residents of rural counties. --- Sioux City Journal --- June 29, 2012 (IOWA) http://is.gd/s0MEnM

39. “Officials Announce $3.7 Million In Grants for Autism Center & Research” ---Marking a new, coordinated approach to autism research in New Jersey, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mar... --- NJ TODAY --- New Jersey --- June 28, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/BWiEEN

40. “Workers on Federal 'Disability' Exceed Population of New York City” --- There has been a dramatic shrinkage in the United States over the past 20 years in the number of workers actually employed and earning paychecks per worker who is not employed and is taking federal disability insurance payments. In June 1992, according ... --- CNSNews.com --- July 2, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/0lRH59

41. “People with Mental Illness Need and Deserve Parity of Coverage” --- Having health insurance in Michigan doesn't help much if you're a family dealing with mental illness. In fact, it can actually hurt -- because mental health services offered by Medicaid or local Community Mental Health agencies sometimes are broader ... --- Detroit Free Press (blog) --- June 1, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/hRmsk1

42. “ ‘Stop Segregating Special Needs Students’-- Parents Voice Concerns ...” ---
Parents of special education students are voicing their concerns Lebanon school administrators about segregating their children from the rest ... --- KY3 --- June 25, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/CFC8HW

43. “A Curtain Rises, Gently, on Autism-Friendly Shows on Broadway” --- The Theatre Development Fund establishes a new program introducing Broadway theatre to autistic children and their families. Read about the adjustments that shows are making for these new theatregoers — and how kids and parents are impacted. --- Playbill.com --- July 1, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/v9CG0J

44. “Lincoln Center Disability Lawsuit Settled: Performing Arts Center Agrees To ...” ---
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has settled a federal lawsuit that had accused it of failing to provide adequate access for the disabled at its Avery Fisher Hall. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the U.S. attorney's office in ... --- Huffington Post --- June 28, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/nEdGSl

45. “Cuts in Mental Health Funding May Shut Down Crisis Intervention Team Training ... --- The training results in lower risk of injury to the person or the officer, less use of force and a lower jail population, said Wayne Cannon, the county mental health administrator whose job has included oversight of the program. --- Fayetteville Observer --- June 29, 2012 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/ickcQM

46. “Work Requirement Approved for Pennsylvania-Subsidized Health Care” --- Social Services Block Grant: Gov. Tom Corbett failed to win support for a plan to absorb seven different pots of aid for county-administered social services — for the homeless, mentally ill and disabled, neglected or abused children and those addicted ... --- The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com --- July 2, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/qqJgNq

47. “This Week in Poverty: 89,000 Children in Pennsylvania Lose Medicaid” --- In Pennsylvania, 89,000 children have been dropped from Medicaid, including many with life-threatening illnesses who were mistakenly deemed ineligible. --- The Nation --- June 29, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/oI5PAO

48. “Autism Conference Set July 16-18” --- The 2nd Annual Mid-South Autism Conference, which will feature a wide array of experts on the behavioral spectrum disorder from around the globe, is set for July 16-18 at the Landers Center in Southaven. The keynote speaker is Dr. Carl ... --- DeSoto Times Today --- June 30, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/zNPPgJ

49. “W.Va. Autism Forum Aims to Unite Parents, Insurers” --- Advocates of children with autism hope a July 13 summit at Stonewall Jackson Resort will help West Virginians make the most of the state's new law requiring some insurance coverage for their treatment. --- July 1, 2012 (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/wRdudV

50. “Autism Surge Due to Diagnostic Changes, Analysis Finds” --- A new study suggests that changes to autism diagnosis criteria may be more to blame for rising rates of the developmental disorder than anything else. --- Disability Scoop --- July 2, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/RxIw4U

51. “Most Employees Remain Underinsured” --- According to the U.S. Social Security Administration , most workers don't realize that most injuries and organic dysfunctions do not qualify as disabilities under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance program. Or that almost 70 percent of ... --- Insurance News Net (press release) --- July 2, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/NjvXXR

52. “Spanking Boosts Odds of Mental Illness, Shows Study” --- People who were hit or spanked as children face higher odds of mental ailments as adults, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers said on Monday. The study, led by Canadian researchers, is the first to ... --- Deccan Chronicle --- July 2, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/AFfxLN

53. “VA Increasing Mental Health Services to Veterans” --- These efforts to hire more mental health professionals build on our record of service to veterans. President Obama, Shinseki and the leaders of VA Black Hills Health Care System have devoted more people, programs and resources to veteran mental health ... --- Rapid City Journal --- June 30, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/l9b3Xw

54. “Cuts Could Hit 1,000 Social Security Workers” --- Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue said Wednesday his agency could be forced to lay off roughly 1,000 employees if automatic budget ... --- Wall Street Journal --- June 27, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/id6hhY

 
Proposed Legislation and New Laws

55. “Despite Law, Thousands with Autism May Still be Without Important Behavioral ...” --- California's historic move to require insurance companies to cover behavioral interventions for autism will still leave thousands of Californians with limited access to this highly effective therapy. --- July 2, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/oB6Rpc

56. “Decision May Affect Parents, Children with Mental Illness” --- Children who do not receive needed services may enter the court system as juvenile delinquents or as children in need of services. Some mental health professionals have advised parents to "abandon" their children in order to secure services. --- nwitimes.com --- June 1, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/6IZ0dH

57. “Court Decision of the Day: NYC's Taxis Don't Have to be Wheelchair Accessible” --- It looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to remake the taxi industry will move forward. --- The Atlantic Cities --- June 28, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/rnxPPZ

58. “Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care a Big Win for Mentally Ill Kids” --- The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ensured greatly improved health care for children, especially those not fortunate enough to have parents with employer-provided health insurance. --- Washington Post --- July 2, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/laGZ7v

59. “Law May Set Hiring Goals for Disabled, Veterans” --- Hiring veterans and disabled workers might be good politics, but it's expensive policy, according to a construction contractors' trade group and other pro-business outfits. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ... --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette --- June 30, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/CRo622

60. “What the Affordable Care Act Means to Mental Health” --- With the Supreme Court ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- enacted by Congress in 2010 -- can stand, it paves the way for full. --- PsychCentral.com --- June 29, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/ycPFQB

61. “Why President Obama's Health Care Law Is a Big Win for the Disabled Community” --- Obamacare may not be perfect. Nothing will be the 'be all and end all' for everyone, but for the disabled community, it finally puts us in a position where we have a fighting chance at a decent life -- one where we can find employment and say goodbye ... --- Huffington Post --- June 29, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/MDjuMm


International Articles

62. “Mental Illness Stigma Costs Jobs” --- The committee's lead recommendation was for the federal government to run a national education campaign against discrimination on mental health grounds in ... --- The Australian --- June 28, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/zr5aZN

63. “Laughing Thug Bashed Deaf Man for Pizza” --- A hearing-impaired man is recovering after he was brutally attacked over a pizza in an inner Melbourne suburb. --- Ninemsn --- June 27, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/WAE1si

64. “Disability Laws to Bring Tough Penalties” --- Stiff penalties will be levied on persons or businesses not in compliance with the new disabilities legislation, according to government officials. --- Bahamas Tribune --- June 29, 2012 (BAHAMAS) http://is.gd/BR1ozi

65. “Disabilities Are Under-Reported” --- The number of disabled persons residing in The Bahamas is grossly under-reported according to global population averages. --- Bahamas Tribune --- June 29, 2012 (BAHAMAS) http://is.gd/f64tg3

66. “5-10 Per Cent of Country's Population Disabled” -- MIRI: Out of 28 million people in the country, it is estimated that five to ten per cent are disabled. Assistant director of Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) Miri Division, Mohamad Shukeri Drahman disclosed that more than 300,000 disabled people have ... --- The Borneo Post --- July 3, 2012 (BORNEO) http://is.gd/baO6q6

67. “Elderly, Disabled Abuse Claims in Alberta Care Facilities Average More than One Per Day” --- The Tory government received at least one allegation of elderly and disabled Albertans being abused. --- Edmonton Journal --- June 30, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/5PeZ4Z

68. “Singer Pleads Guilty to Role in Disabled Man's Murder” --- Former Pantychrist singer pleads guilty to robbery in connection with Jessie Kovac's slaying. --- Hamilton Spectator --- June 27, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/6CnWe4

69. “New Mental Health Service for Veterans” --- A new service is launched for those who have served in the armed forces in North East suffering from mental health problems. --- BBC News --- June 30, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/aBwGco

70. “Disabled Couple's Arson Attack Terror” --- A vulnerable couple say they fear for their safety after burning paper was deliberately put through their door. --- Worcester News --- June 30, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/PwBUsm

71. “Autistic Teenager Dies from Burn Injuries after 'Tanning Oil Prank Went Wrong ..” ---. Steven Simpson (pictured) celebrated the milestone birthday on Friday and had thrown a party for friends at his home in Cudworth, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. --- Daily Mail --- June 29, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/LAg3BW

72 . “Disabled Commuter Faces 'Discrimination' from London Bus Drivers Who Fail to ...” --- A disabled man told today how his promising career has been threatened by London bus drivers refusing to allow him on board with his mobility scooter. --- Evening Standard --- June 29, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/xL5DGn

73. “Small Babies at Higher Risk of Autism, not Asperger” --- Babies born small or prematurely go on to develop autism at higher rates, although the risk is still small, according to a new study from Finland.The research is part of a… --- Reuters --- June 29, 2012 (FINDLAND) http://is.gd/d3OVww

74. “Man Kills Mentally Ill 6-Year-Old Child” --- A six-year-old child was killed by his own father in Uttar Pradesh's backward Ambedkar Nagar district, only because he was mentally retarded. The killer father, identified as Lallu Tewari, a resident of Sohmai village in the district, was arrested. --- Deccan Herald --- June 1, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/K4ruJo

75. “Mentally Disabled Sodomised in Shelter House, Warden Booked” --- Close on the heels of Apna Ghar scandal, a mentally disabled youth from Delhi was allegedly sodomised here at an NGO-run institute, following which police have booked its warden. --- Daily News & Analysis --- June 1, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/xFxjVH

76. “St Lucia Cop Remanded over Sex Assault on Retarded Man” --- St Lucia's police commissioner Vernon Francois has urged his troops not to be swayed by public outrage directed at them following the arrest. --- Stabroek News --- July 2, 2012 (JAMAICA) http://is.gd/7C0iif

77. “Murder Victim's Mum Blames System” --- The mother of a man allegedly murdered by his flatmate this week says she has been let down by the mental health system as startling details begin to emerge about the buildup to the. --- New Zealand Herald --- July 1, 2012 (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/5CR9bf

 


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