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A memorial to autistic victims of violence

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Last year, the Miscellany News provided a space to serve as a memorial to autistic victims of homicide. As the killings have not stopped, neither are we, and the Vassar Political Review would like to join the autistic community in calling for increased acceptance. We are publishing to help people who are aware of institutional ableism understand its human cost. With that said: please read the following memorial, learn their names, and honor their memories. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, we would recommend seeking out the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Autism Women’s Network, both of which are run by and for autistic people.

Rest in Peace

Ms. A, unknown

Abdirahman Abdi, 37

Yonatan Aguilar, 11

Alexis Agyepong-Glover, 13

Majid Akhtar, 28

Faryaal Akhter, 2

Zain Akhtre, 5

Casey Albury, 17

Timothy Aleshire, 27

Angel Alicea-Estrada, 58

Stefanie Almer, 36

Lindsey Angela Alvarez, 4

Austin Anderson, 19

Jeff Antwis, 14

Aiden Archer, 3

Harry Aspley, 23 months

Tamiyah Audain, 12

Angelica Auriemma, 20

Jeffrey Bailey Jr., 13

Katie Lynn Baker, 10

Benjamin Barnhard, 13

Randle Barrow, 8

Dale Bartolome, 27

Asher Bashir, 4

William Beals, 19

Michael Becht Jr., 10

Adam Behan, 22

Nicole Beilman, 27

Erianna Beltran, 3

Brandon Beukers, 25

Stephanie Bincliffe, 25

Ryan Birse, 22

Charles-Antoine Blais, 6

Eric Bland, 38

Gary Blanton III, 5

Brendan Blum, 14

Jeffrey Bogrett, 9

James Boucher, 40

Jeremy Bostick, 11

Lucas Braman, 1

Steven Brazier, 19

Gabriel Britt, 6

Antonio Brooks, 14

Cameron Brookes, 16

Andromeda Brown, 21

Asher Brown, 13

Deetrick Brown, 2

Michael Camberdella, 18

Roland Campbell, 21

Maggie Caraballo, 38

Deonn Carter, 31

George Philip Carter, 59

Robin Callender, 53

Jonathan Carey, 13

Jose Castillo-Cisneros

James Casullo, 8

Kathleen Casullo, 12

Tyler Caudill, 6

Dillon Cearfoss, 20

Calvin Champion, 32

Sze-ming Chan, 10

Mohammad Usmad Chaudhry, 21

Scarlett Chen, 4

Paul Childs, 15

On-Yu Choy, 15

Johnny Churchi, 13

Patrick Clare, 35

Kayden Clarke, 24

Michael Clement, 15

Christopher Cline, 35

Damian Clough, 12

Raashanai Coley, 11

Casey Collier, 17

Kevin Colindres, 18

Owen Collins, 3

Adrian Colon, 4

Maia Comas, 2

Joseph Conant, 11

Daniel Corby, 4

Anthony Corona, 18

Linda Cornelison, 19

Erin Crabtree, 18

Chelsea Craig, 14

Kristopher Crain, 22

Sarah Crider, 14

Taariq Cross, 7

Terrance Cottrell Jr., 8
Kenneth Countie, 24

James Joseph Cummings Jr., 46

Hansel Cunningham, 30

Sanaa Cunningham, 7

Aja Dasa, 16

Jason Dawes, 10

Anthony Dawson, 64

Ryan Davies, 12

Sarah Davies, 24

Stephen Davies, 46

Dylan Davis, 11

Kevin DeAnda, 25

Carl DeBrodie, 31

Christopher DeGroot, 19

David Dehmann, 33

Jeshiah DeJesus, 9

Michael DeLoge, 38

Ronnie Derrick, 47

Mitchell Dickson, 10

Mitchell Di Stasio, 4

Disabled North Koreans

Doherty, unknown

Gemma Dove, 33

Cory Dreiling, 26

Malik Drummond, 2

Fabian Duque, 16

Brahim Dukes, 18

Hayden Dukes, 4

Fabian Duque, 16

Kyle Dutter, 12

Brandon Earle, 18

Bijan Ebrahimi, 44

James Ecford, 25

Jaelen Edge, 13

Joseph Edwards, 17

Stanley Edwards, 40

Elric Eiffert, 34

Jack Ellis, 20

Timothy Ellis Jr., 2

Ryan Emory, 16

Jamie Fairclough, 26

Faheem Farook, 7

Liam Fee, 2

Adrian Fierro, 20

Marcus Fiesel, 3

Gerard Fleming, 35

Demykho Forbes, 30

Leylan Forte, 4

Corey Foster, 16

Fantasia Franklin, 21

Jeffrey Franklin, 16

Heather Frans, 19

Jeremy Fraser, 9

Glen Freaney, 11

John Fulton, 12

Graham Gentles, 22

Paul Gianelos, 45

Sarah Gibbs, 34

Dougie Gibson, 13

Lilian Leilani Gill, 4

Paul Gladwell, 38

Samson Goitom, 21

Jacob Grabe, 13

Matthew Graville, 27

Carl Gregory, 20

Jonathan Grinstein-Camacho, 28

Rosario Gomez, 14

Matthew Goodman, 14

Shane Graham, about 10

Jared Greenwood, 26

Robert Guinyard Jr., 4

Dameian Gulley, 14

Matthew Hafer, 28

Joseph Haines, 25

Garrett Halsey, 13

Cameron Hamilton, 2

Jake Harkins, 10

Rebekah Harkins, 57

Cole Hartman, 8

Jim Helm, 27

Chris Helmlinger, 24

Brian Goh Kah Heng, 19

Jon Henley, 14

Jawara Henry, 27

Carlos Herrera, 22

David Herrera Jr, 22

Dustin Hicks, 14

Walter Hildebrand Jr. 20

George Hodgins, 22

Christopher Holliman, 24

Kenneth Holmes, 12

James Many White Horses, 2

Omarion Humphrey, 9

Sean Hurtt, 14

Van Ingraham, 50

Chad Jackson, 25

Jonah Jackson, 6

Jared James, 24

Leon Jayet-Cole, 5

Hevin Jenkins, 2

Jenny Jessup, 27

Stephanie Jobin, 13

Miss John, unknown

Marquail Johnson, 8

Tia Jones, 12

Daniel Joost, 18

David Jordan, 20

Kaiya Kapahu, 5

Kesia Kearse, 5

Brian Kent, 25

Tony Khor, 15

Tammara Killam, 25

Ethan Scott Kirby, 3

Tianna Kirchner, 4

Ruby Knox, 20

Stephen Komninos, 22

Giovanni Kopystenski

Gulpreet Kumari, 12

Montana Lance, 9

Bradley LaPointe, 22

William Lash IV, 12

Shane Laycock, 11

Jake Lasker, 19

Aaron Leafe, 15

Savannah Leckie, 16

Hun Joon Lee, 19

Ty Lee, 11

Kennedy LeRoy, 16

Lane Lesko, 19

Daniel Leubner, 13

Leung, 14

Jennifer Little, 2

Tyler Long, 17

Gordon Longphee, 56

Matthew Lowry, 29

Paige Lunsford, 14

Joshua Maddox,15

Justin Malphus, 5

Denis Maltez, 12

Charles Mancill, 24

Elisa Manrique-Lutz, 11

Martin Manrique-Lutz, 10

Patrick Markcrow, 36

Jeremy Mardis, 6

Melissa Mathieson, 18

Kristal Mayon-Ceniceros

Stephen McAfee, 20

London McCabe, 6

Katherine McCarron, 3

Marcus McGhee, 9

Elspeth McKendrick, 16

Benjamin McLatchie, 22

James McLaughlin, 20

Christopher Melton, 18

Richard Meredith, 82

Vincent Milletich, 22

Matthew Mirado, 17

Jude Mirra, 8

Raymond Mitchell, 21

Nhlanhla Mnguni, 4

Mzee Mohammed, 18

Jeremiah Moore, 19

Abubakar Nadama, 5

Sarah Naylor, 27

Tristan Neiland, 6

Bryan Nevins, 20

Melissa Neyman, 19

Phillip Nicholson, 22

Jade Norton, 10

Tine Nyes, 38

Gareth Oates, 18

Timothy O’Brien, 14

Chase Ogden, 13

Richard Oland, 69

Omar Omran, 3

Erick Oritz, 16

Ahziya Osceola, 3

Angela Owen, 45

Samauri Page, 14

Aaron Pajich, 18

Palak, 14

Adrian Palmer, 21

Dayvid Pakko

Jordan Payne, 5

Daniel Pelka, 4

Nicholas Pesare, 18

Remie Palmero, 11

Rudransh Panda, 18

Pierre Pasquiou, 10

Jordan Payne, 5

Vincent Phan, 24

Makayla Pickett, 14

Kenneth Pierre-Louis, 18

Tiffany Pinckney, 23

Julian Pintar, 11

Gabriel Poirier, 9

John Glenn Popple, 48

Brandon Porter-Young, 18

Kyle Potts, 9

Kajieme Powell, 25

Tavin Price, 19

Harry Procko,4

Jared Prudhomme, 26

Dominik Prusinski, 21

Basma Rafay, 20

Buddhi Rai, 31

Leslie Ramirez, 3

Michael Renner-Lewis III, 15

Otto Rapihana, 20

Leah Ratheram, 20

Michael Raven, 12

Thomas Rawnsley, 20

Michael Renner-Lewis III, 15

Nicholas Richett, 20

Julian Roary Jr., 12

David Roberts, 2

Alex Robinson 9

Robert Robinson, 16

Rylan Rochester, 6 months

Rasheen Rose, 33

Shaun Rossington, 21

Steven Rouse, 22

Brianna Saenz, 5

Jonathan Samuel, 13

Honesty Sanders, 4

Christina Sankey, 37

Alex Santiago, 21

Aishika Sarkar, 7

Naawal Sayid, 7

Daniel Schlemmer, 6

Luke Schlemmer, 3

Mason Scott, 6

Seo, 4

Krissy Shannon, 29

Susan Shea, 19

Nozomu Shinozaki, 22

Dainell Simmons, 29

Rochelle Simms, 32

Steven Simpson, 18

Ajit Singh, 12

Austin Skidmore, 19

Dyasha Smith, 21

Otto Smith, 18

Terry Smith Jr., 11

Craig Sorger, 13

Ulysses Stable, 12

Calista, Springer, 16

Seth Sueppel, 8

Jack Sullivan, 18

Jarred Parks, 19

Connor Sparrowhawk, 18

Alex Spourdalakis, 14

Francis Stack Jr., 48

Joan Stack, 82

Mary Stack, 57

Carl Starke, 36

Terrell Stepney

Kimberly Stern, 27

Konstantin Stjepic, 10

Melissa Stoddard, 11

Jack Sullivan, 18

Jason Tallman, 12

David Taylor, 28

Sidney Templeton, 44

Emily Titterington, 16

Robert Thaut, 25

Thomas Thompson, 11

Aleksi Toledo, 4

Isaiah Toole, 16

Robert L. Thaut, 25

James Thomas, 38

James Thompson, 42

Courtney Topic, 22

Jarrod Tutko Jr., 9

Alan Turing, 41

George Van Day, 26

Chance Vanderpool, 4

Tanya Valentin, 36

Trevor Varinecz, 16

Damien Veraghen, 9

Matthew Vick, 23

Lakesha Victor, 10

Shellay Ward, 7

Alexis Wartena, 7

Ernest Vassell, 56

Jason Walsh, 5

Steven Washington, 27

Evan Watkins, 4

Stephon Watts, 15

Lydia Whitford, 18

Maxwell Webb, 16

Cordero Webber Jr., 5 months

Joseph Weber, 36

Joseph Webster, 19

Ran Weiss, 31

Lei Wenfeng, 15

Brandon White, 15

Ronald Wilderman, 57

Kevin Wilkes, 32

Amareon Williams, 5

Brandon Williams, 5

Hezekiah Wilson III, 38

Wayne Winter, 39

Joseph Winters, 14

Willie Wright, 15

Matthew Wooby, 12

Mark Wood, 44

Heaven Woods, 5

Sean Yates, 35

Yin, 9

Andrew Young, 40

Mark Young, 11

Teyshawn Young, 3

Jia Jia Zhang, 3

Unknown Female, 6

Unknown Male, 8

Unknown Male, 21

Anonymous Male “2014-77”, 30s

Unknown Male, 6

Unknown Female, 7

Unknown Female, 33

Unknown Male, 16

35,000 Aktion T4 Victims


Learn more

Autism Memorial – Remembering Autistic Homicide Victims

Autistic Self Advocacy Network – Killing Words

Miscellany News – Media erases autistic victims of violence

Miscellany News – Violence against disabled children egregious, indefensible

Autism Women’s Network – “Please Don’t Murder Us” Shouldn’t Be Controversial

Autism Network International – “Don’t Mourn for Us”

Jesse Horowitz ‘19 is a history major,  contributor to the VPR and is very active in Democratic Party politics, having worked for Kirsten Gillibrand and Hillary Clinton among others. 

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