Protesters dance around the Occupy Austin "Party Wagon" mobile sound system at Austin Pride on September 22, 2012. Shadowproof's editors suggest more people follow the Occupy Austin rule, "Celebrate every victory." (Facebook / Occupy Austin)
07 Aug 2015

Celebrate Every Victory, And Other Feedback On Our First Week

This second edition of the Shadowproof mailbag is dedicated to all our readers that participated in our community during our first week. I was consistently impressed by not just your insight, but also your kindness to each other in our conversations. Thank you for making our first steps so successful. Below is a selection of our feedback with some responses from our staff.

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File: An empty classroom, photographed from beneath a desk. (Flickr / Todd Binger)
04 Aug 2015

How Should Teachers Handle Violent Students? (Reader Response)

“Forgetting about the thug sheriff for a moment — there is a real issue here when children with disabilities in school become violent. My little cousin was victimized constantly by a little girl with disabilities who spat at her and punched her in the face in public …”

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File: A close up of the chain linking a pair of handcuffs. (Flickr / banspy)
04 Aug 2015

Kentucky Deputy Sheriff Sued For Handcuffing Disabled Children, Abusing Girl With ‘Pain Compliance’

A lawsuit filed yesterday in Kentucky challenges the handcuffing of schoolchildren, especially those with disabilities, as a way of dealing with behavioral problems. According to the ACLU suit, two children with Attention Deficit Disorder and other disabilities, were “unlawfully restrained and handcuffed at school with excessive force and without necessity.”

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