Associated Press: Woman who held disabled people captive gets life in prison

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Sometimes people who misunderstand the disability rights movement, the neurodiversity movement or ideas like disability acceptance will try to characterize these movements as denialist.  They deny disability.  They deny challenges.  They “whitewash” disability.

It’s all bogus, but it’s a common theme.

Why bring that up, given the title of this article?  Well, here’s the news story: Woman who held disabled people captive gets life in prison.  Here’s the start of that story:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A woman who kept mentally disabled adults captive in the basement of a Philadelphia home and in other states for their disability checks was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

Linda Weston, 55, apologized during the hearing, saying: “I believe in God and God knows what happened.”

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe replied that: “There are a lot of people in this courtroom who know what happened too,” according to Philly.com.

Thank you Judge Cynthia…

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