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freedom of speech hampered by Human Services
To the editor:
At 2:15 p.m. today
[Monday] my wife and I met with WAND-TV at the entrance of LDC. The
purpose was to get our reaction to Gov. Ryan’s decision today to
close Lincoln Developmental Center.
We wanted our
daughter to tell her story as well as her mother and I. Our
daughter is nonverbal but can certainly speak with her eyes,
hands, smile or lack thereof to questions asked of her.
WAND wanted to call
Reginald Marsh in Chicago (he is the spokesperson for Department
of Human Services) to get permission to go on the LDC grounds to
do interview. They did reach him by telephone and request
We hear much from
Equip for Equality and other do-gooder organizations about the
people with disabilities having just as many rights as the healthy
and must be heard.
They should be
infuriated at Mr. Marsh’s denial.
Our daughter was
denied her FREEDOM OF SPEECH on probably the biggest decision in
Someone can burn
the flag of the USA and no one says a word because they have this
terribly wrong here!
Larry M. Bruns
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