Published on 12, July, 2020
Police do not understand autism and will readily interpret our unusual actions as criminal wherever possible, especially if they think they can make a financial benefit from doing so.
I am keen to try and help educate the police and legal system and look for opportunities
Birmingham tried to do something useful a few years ago but it never got progressed https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/557/adults_with_autism_and_the_criminal_justice_system_november_2012.pdf
I believe that the problem is threefold
I completely agree. I have had many appalling experiences with the police. On one occasion, I had two harassing me for twenty minutes and refused to let me know what was going on.
I never even mentioned suicide, but said my life was in danger as I had just had a serious cycle accident with mri changes on brain scan and unable to walk . The police got my medical records, found I…
Greetings to Mr DaveAsperg. & Anyone reading might like to try this organisation:
(NPAA = National Police Autism Association.)
...They have/had a Thread upon here, which was largely forgotten... but they seem to still be going, and Their Own Site is/was sometimes interesting...!
...In any case, I half agree and disagree with the Police being "dangerous" part. If in dire straits (from Allistics) I Myself would run away and/or seek out a Policeman. It is, yes, a great shame that MONEY influences so very very much nowadays. I regard the Police as they stand, to be the same as most other Organisations in that they are largely not educated towards Autism, just like GPs or SocialWorkers or anyone else... Autism is a "Minority" after all compared to Allistics.
(...I Myself have more trouble with those *pretending* to be Police rather than Police themselves. Security Guards and Volunteer Security are a bit of a bane (Allistic& prone to lying.).)
...This is the Thread for NPAA within this Forum, about Four Years old. For some reason, the Main NPAA link which I gave above is HTTP and not HTTPS ("S" denotes "secure")... I cannot comment further about this, but the link is there.