On November 3rd, six-year-old London McCabe was thrown from a bridge by his mother. His body was found hours later. London was autistic.
His murder is a tragedy, and we mourn and call for justice.
London, and not his mother, is the victim of a terrible crime. Frequently, the murders of people like London are made out to be due to the “stress” they allegedly put on their caregivers, and sympathy is extended to their murderers. We must remember how reprehensible it is for a parent or caregiver to kill a child, and to avoid framing murdered children as burdens on their family. London was six years old. His family reports that he loved hats, loved his parents, and was “all smiles.”
Sign our petition and tell the Lincoln County District Attorney that we demand #JusticeForLondon. London’s mother has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder, murder, and 1st degree manslaughter: tell the district attorney that this crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, in accordance with the standard of justice we see for children without disabilities who are killed by their parents.
Every year, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network holds a Day of Mourning for all people with disabilities murdered by our caregivers. Every year, we read a list of the names of victims, and every year, the list gets longer. It is with a heavy heart that we add London to this list.