"the Debaters: Many of us have speech impairments, and hearing impairments"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. In paragraph # 69 of the januariöverenskommelsen promise the government, the Centre party and the Liberals that it will be 10 000 more police services to 2024 and that the police should have better conditions. For us, this means ”better conditions” better knowledge of the groups to which the police face in their daily lives. And when we don't mean the terrorists. We who write this, everyone has some form of intellectual disability (IF). "
"In recent times we have thought on Eric Torell with Down syndrome who was shot to death by police in Stockholm, sweden, August 2018. Now, we know that two police officers are accused of having done wrong in the service. And a third police officer is being prosecuted for causing Eric's death because he or she fired a shot towards Eric, even though Eric had turned his back to the police officers who shot at him. We have also read that the police had shot against Eric chose not to go back and give him first aid because they were afraid he had explosives on his body."
"Just writing this is causing great fear in the us. It shows how people have a hard time understanding and communicating can turn into suspected terrorists or dangerous criminals over the course of just a few minutes. Eric led these terrible, false conclusions to his death, only 20 years old. "
"Had the police understood the situation in a different way if they had had better knowledge about persons with the IF? We do not know. But one thing we know for sure - without a much better knowledge of our group, will people with our diagnoses to be very vulnerable, if we end up in a situation in which the police perceive as threatening. "
"Especially if the police view, based on that they do not understand:"
"We feel strongly that the great tragedy that has befallen Eric's family must lead to changes within the police. Eric's death has brought the horror of many people with the IF, not at least for the vast majority of us have a lot of confidence in the police. "
"After much reflection, we present two of the requirements today:"
"► to Give police officers kunskapnVi know that no police officer ever wants to shoot to death an innocent man. We know that the police want to reduce the risk of this as much as possible. But then the knowledge of our group and people with other diagnoses, get a much larger place in the training of new police officers and training for those who are already police officers."
"► Give us kunskapnVi want the government gives the MSB (Authority for civil contingencies agency) mission is to work with FUBu002FInre Ring and other disabled people's organisations, to develop an educational film on police and other blåljuspersonals work. The film could be shown t.ex. in special schools, daily activities and group homes. We know that it would be a great step in the right direction towards a safe and secure daily lives of us with intellectual disabilities."
"We hits like politicians, MSB, polisrepresentanter with several who would like to work for this!"
"nStyrelsen, Inner Ring Sweden (a division of the national association FUB)nAnna Hildingsson, OrdförandenMarkus Petersson, Vice ordförandenKristine Petersson, ledamotnGunilla Karlsson, ledamotnPer-Åke Berglund, ledamotnSandra Johansson, ledamotnElin Vesterlund, member of the board."
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