Autism letter deemed not a hate crime

Durham Regional Police say an unsigned letter telling a family to move, or euthanize a 13-year old autistic boy does not constitute a hate crime.Brenda Millson of Newcastle was shocked by the letter, which arrived on Friday. The author claimed to be a mother in the neighbourhood, who’s upset at the noises Millson’s grandson, Max, makes when he’s outside. Police are looking for whoever sent the letter, but say despite using, “hateful language,” it doesn’t meet the threshold for a hate crime. Millson says her family has received a swell of support from the community.

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