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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

26-YEAR-OLD WITH DOWN SYNDROME ASPHYXIATED WHILE RESISTING POLICE OVER MOVIE TICKET

The case of a 26-year-old Maryland man with Down syndrome who died last month in police custody after he was removed from a theater for refusing to leave a movie he had already seen has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy revealed he was asphyxiated.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said Robert Ethan Saylor died on Jan. 12 after resisting arrest by three deputies at a Frederick movie theater. The Frederick News Post reported that Saylor, who was in handcuffs for refusing to leave or purchase another ticket, experienced a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The News Post reported former law enforcement officer Dr. George Kirkham, who is a professor of criminology at Florida State University, saying it seems Saylor might have suffered from positional asphyxia:

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You really have to be hard up to kill a person over a movie ticket. Case closed.

Anonymous said...

Police murder is at an all time high. It's no wonder Christopher Dorner had so many followers. I'm surprised the occupy movement has not become militant towards Government officials with a one for one campaign.

It's all part of Obama's "fundamental transformation of the United States of America".
The Government control mentality has permeated and empowered the majority of the police force and thugs and they act without impunity and without care.

Anonymous said...

3 leo v. down syndrome....what's next military vet in a wheelchair?

Anonymous said...

To serve and protect.

Anonymous said...

3 leo v. down syndrome....what's next military vet in a wheelchair?

February 19, 2013 at 10:08 PM

already has happened.

cops kill people left and right. People with mental health issues are a favorite target of cops.

I think the target needs to be changed, again.

Dorner started it, waiting for copycat to pick it up again.

Anonymous said...

Anon 949. You are an idiot.

Anonymous said...

yeah you're right....its Obama's fault. Smh

Anonymous said...

949 please take your pills

lmclain said...

Tough guys. 3 against one and they COULDN'T do anything against him except kill him. Bet they went home and told their wives what heroes they were today. Told their girlfriends an even bigger story. Told the boy's mother that they "feared for their lives".

Anonymous said...

10:52 must be a leo.
They think people that tell the truth are idiots.

Anonymous said...

Anon 949. You are an idiot.

February 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Anonymous said...
yeah you're right....its Obama's fault. Smh

February 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Anonymous said...
949 please take your pills

February 20, 2013 at 4:50 AM

Good morning. Glad to see you enjoying Joe's blog and sharing your opinions along with the rest of us.

That said, I think I can speak for the majority here in asking that you refrain from name calling and insulting the other visitors to Joe's blog.

It's really low class and detracts from what could be a fun and enjoyable experience for all.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I missed it,but there was no mention of why the police responded.were they already stationed in the theater like they are at Stadium 16,or did the theater call 911 or a designated #?.My concern is that the theater employees may have over reacted as well as the cops.He had obviously given the staff a fit before the cops arrived.