I laud the police. I want the government and the police to be reflections of our better selves, and they have a tough job,
but the troubling death of Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26 year old man with Down's Syndrome is a tragedy. Could it have been prevented? Saylor would not leave the theater after his movie was over, wanting to watch it again. He apparently didn't understand the need to buy another ticket... Robert was not equipped to deal with the world on his own, and his fellow mankind let him down perhaps. It is not perfectly clear, and there will be an investigation. This story catches my eye because I truly believe the Police and the Government, who work for us, are more polite and restrained if they are a reflection of an armed and polite society, and are aware they must respect the armed and polite citizenry.
No guns were involved, although the Police are in authority and have guns. Were they negligent? Law enforcement officers get training on positional asphyxia, and those with big bellies and mental illness are particularly vulnerable. R.E.Saylor was known by his fellow parishioners as the best hugger.
No more. Rest in peace Robert.
I ask you, what is the lesson here. Will we ever get answers or come to the right conclusions about this incident?
It just hit me harder than Bush's dog Barney is all...
Sudden in-custody death syndrome, or the heavy hand of off duty Deputies working their second job as Security? Sad...http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sectio ... SN4OPJubEe
Enjoy the snow.