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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Man With Down Syndrome Killed Over A Movie Ticket | Police & The Disabled

"On Jan. 12, Robert "Ethan" Saylor of Frederick County, Md., a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome and an IQ of 40, died of asphyxiation after a confrontation with three off-duty police officers. He was being restrained for attempting to see "Zero Dark Thirty" for a second time without a ticket. According to witnesses, Saylor's last words included "it hurt" and "call my mom."

Saylor's ashes now sit in the family's living room while the three officers continue their usual shifts. No charges have been filed."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Emily Shire / Alternet:

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