Tag Archives: Autism

Florida Police arrest 10-year-old autistic boy at Okeechobee Achievement Academy and place him in jail for a night

10-year-old autistic John Benjamin “John Benji” Haygood was arrested at Okeechobee Achievement Academy John Benji was arrested after an incident where he kicked a teacher in October of 2016 The autistic boy’s mother Luanne Haygood managed to record the entire arrest The confused child was forced to stay the night in a juvenile detention facility John Benji’s arraignment is scheduled ...

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Joey’s Law Seeks to Stop Police from Unjustly Killing People With Special Needs

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Joey’s Law seeks to prevent fatal misunderstandings in encounters between¬†law enforcement and individuals with special needs. Joey Weber, who had autism, was fatally shot by a veteran Hays, Kansas, police sergeant last year. Proposed legislation would allow identification cards to be marked indicating an individual has special needs. A public hearing on Joey’s law is set for January 31 at ...

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Hays police were invited to an autism training seminar two days before shooting Joey Weber.

Team Josiah 2K22 Foundation invited Hays Police Department and other first responders to a First Response Autism Training Seminar. Just 2-days prior to shooting 36-year-old special needs man Joey Weber, Hays police were invited to a seminar on autism. Team Josiah 2K22 Foundation was started to help educate communities, first responders, and parents on how to handle those with special needs. ...

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