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Another Disabled Criminal

February 6, 2009

Usually I hate to single out disabilities. But the case of Malcolm Richards, 43, a blind paedophile, along with the case of George Hamilton, the blind shoplifter I featured here on Same Difference last year, has proved to me that blind men are not afraid to commit terrible crimes. If they were doing any other mainstream activity, I would have been supporting them all the way. But I hope we all agree that, blind or not, there is never any excuse for the crimes they have committed. They have put blind people- and all other disabled people, me included, to shame. If they wanted mainstream media attention, surely they could have found something positive to do in spite of their disabilities? And we wonder why the mainstream discriminate against disability…

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