Teen boy with autism dies at treatment facility http://kfor.com/2013/02/05/teen-boy-with-autism-dies-at-treatment-facility/.
Are autistic children at greater risk for abuse?
Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/lifestyles/health_and_fitness/2009-04-07/story/are_autistic_children_at_greater_risk_for_abuse#ixzz2LIzZAGa5.
FOX19 INVESTIGATES: Allegations of abuse & cover-up inside school http://www.fox19.com/story/21130283/allegations-of-abuse-cover-up-inside-kings-school
Again people who have no heart and no time for explanations lets just handcuff them all. Human Training is out the door even with those who are suppose to protect us but no they don't have the time to talk and work things out with the companion to calm things down. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT THESE SITUATIONS THAT CONTINUE TO HAPPEN A LOT MORE AROUND THE WORLD EDUCATE EDUCATE EDUCATE and yes the cops should be punished for excessive force...
On January 14, 2013, a young man...
On January 14, 2013, a young man with Down Syndrome went with his companion to see Zero Dark Thirty at the Regal Cinema in Frederick, MD. At the end of the movie, apparently because he wanted to see it again, he refused to get out of his seat. A Regal employee, rather than allowing him to stay and dealing with the situation later with his parents and the companion, called not one, not two, but three off duty Frederick County police officers who were working security for the theater at the time.
According to published reports, when the officers/ security guards asked him to leave, he mouthed off at them and "resisted arrest". Those of you who know my son Landon can visualize what this would look like. In response, the officers wrestled him to the ground where he asphyxiated in handcuffs. The handcuffs were removed and EMS called and according to the police news release he later died at hospital. I don't know how that reconciles with the coroner's finding of asphyxiation which I thought was pretty immediate.
The price of a ticket at the cinema is between $9 and $11. The additional cost to Regal of allowing him to watch the movie again was ZERO. But instead a beloved young man died on the floor of a movie theater in his neighborhood at the hands of people he was taught would protect him.
The police officers remain on duty and were allowed to invoke their rights as police officers not to provide statements even though they were not on duty or performing official duties at the time. They were security guards in police uniforms.
The county police are investigating and the story has received local news coverage. Please share this everywhere both to ensure justice but also to raise public awareness.
Where is our humanity when a young, obviously disabled young man dies for the price of a movie ticket. My son is worth a lot more to me and society than eleven dollars.
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(Edited by Nathan): http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/autopsy-finds-that-md-man-with-down-syndrome-died-of-asphyxia-while-in-police-custody/2013/02/15/4d752304-77ab-11e2-b102-948929030e64_story.html.
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I have been sticking up and speaking up for people like my brother Paul who is near and dear to my heart! Also my dear sweet niece Rani! We need more love in the world and less hatred. Please think before you use the "R" word!
I was picked on alot as a kid because of my special needs in school
Family Of Autistic Boy Allegedly Abused By School Staff Looking At Legal Options http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/03/22/columbus-family-of-autistic-boy-allegedly-abused-by-school-staff-looking-at-legal-options.html
This pledge means a lot to me because I have a brother who is special needs. & I think just because somebody has a illness or disease doesn't make them anymore different then somebody who doesn't. We are all human & we should all have the same opportunities. Take the pledge to end mistreatment of special needs people.