Marc Moreno: A Preventable Death

Recently, Thomas Andres was arrested in the Tri-Cities area while experiencing a mental health crisis. His mother told a news reporter that she had reached out to the crisis center two times prior to his arrest. This news comes one year after Marc Moreno’s death, and this week, on March 14, he would have turned twenty years old.

Disability Rights Oregon Releases New Jail Report

Mr. Jones, a 55-year-old man with schizophrenia, is a former detainee at the Multnomah County Detention Center, in Portland, Oregon. One day, Mr. Jones refused a staff deputy’s order to shower and allegedly charged at him. Rather than calling for backup, the deputy subsequently Tasered Mr. Jones in the back, kicked him repeatedly in the face, and forced him into a restraint chair, before he was later rushed to the hospital for “extensive facial fractures.”