Protesters Rally Against Manchester Newspaper Column About The Mentally Ill
Posted: 2/25/2013 | By: Jesse Leavenworth | The Hartford Courant
Protesters — some wearing placards that said, "Scapegoat" — rallied
in the town center Friday to counter a newspaper column that warned
against blaming society for the troubles of the mentally ill.
Gathered at Center and Main streets, protesters said the column by
Journal Inquirer Managing Editor Chris Powell promotes housing and job
discrimination. Heather McDonald, one of the leaders, said Powell's
column "is purely based on the label rather than the individual."