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Osime Brown: A Life Sentence for Not Stealing a Mobile Phone — NeuroClastic

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Minority groups are typically disadvantaged and treated more harshly, especially by the law, than the rest of the population. And for every minority group one belongs to, the problems multiply many fold. Being autistic and of colour can be a deadly combination. For example Matthew Rushin’s Fifty year sentence for a car crash or in the example linked to below, being tried and found guilty as an adult for a crime he didn’t commit as a juvenile, and now facing deportation.

Osime was sentenced to 5 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, Osime has been scheduled for deportation to Jamaica where he knows no one and would have nothing. The post Osime Brown: A Life Sentence for Not Stealing a Mobile Phone appeared first on NeuroClastic.

Osime Brown: A Life Sentence for Not Stealing a Mobile Phone — NeuroClastic

Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and was diagnosed as being autistic aged sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

2 thoughts on “Osime Brown: A Life Sentence for Not Stealing a Mobile Phone — NeuroClastic

    • Welcome to the autistics’ world. Our actions and reactions are often misinterpreted as having sinister motives. This especially applies to those in authority such as law enforcement personnel. Most autistics avoid eye contact because we find eye contact unpleasant or worse, but a police officer is likely to assume the autistic person is lying or otherwise avoiding the truth. I’ve been in that situation often in the past. I’ve learnt to mask my discomfort at eye contact by looking at the other person’s lips. It’s near enough for most people to not recognise it’s not actual eye contact, and it works quite well in casual contact. But I can tell you from personal experience, that in interviews and interrogation, that trick does not work. The interviewer takes it as sign you’re hiding something. There’s only one way for the interview to go after that, and that’s downhill – fast.

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