Autistic son abused by the criminal justice system

By Judy Harrison

We all know the devastating effects of bullying. Anti-bullying campaigns are everywhere. My son, Drew fell victim to a different kind of bullying, what I refer to as “judicial bullying.” Those who are supposed to protect and defend; who are sworn to uphold justice became the bullies who caused our son to try to end his life.

Judicial bullying is tolerated under the guise of protecting our community from “criminals.” Often these so-called criminals are young people with a mental health issue who need help, treatment and guidance. Virginia ranks 36 out of 50 states for assistance … Read more...