I exposed that no one is being prosecuted after developmentally disabled people are being killed during restraints at group homes and state-operated residential facilities. For the most part, these cases never make it to a grand jury. Where is the outrage?
Weeks after my article was published, N.Y. Assemblyman David Weprin announced plans to introduce legislation mandating these facilities notify next of kin within 24 hours of injuries or deaths and requiring that surveillance cameras be installed. “Rasheen’s death was an avoidable tragedy; one that shed light on the changes that must be made,” he said at a news conference. “As an elected official, I am outraged that such negligence and incompetence took the life of an innocent young man.”
Here’s video of the news conference:
Weprin talking to Geraldo Rivera about his plans:
More on the Rose case: