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Articles relating to the killing of Robert "Ethan" Saylor on January 12th, 2013 by three off duty sheriff's deputies while in their custody for failure to purchase a movie ticket.
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Unique program to put sheriff's deputies, intellectually disabled in same classroom

“We’ve had some negative publicity from an incident that took place here several years ago,” McDowell said of Saylor’s death. “That has absolutely nothing to do with this program.”
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Frederick County Sheriff's office to participate in "Be Safe - The Movie" training.#JusticeForEthan

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Defense experts prepare to dispute cause of in-custody death

Defense experts prepare to dispute cause of in-custody death | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
Attorneys representing three Frederick County sheriff's deputies named in a wrongful-death lawsuit by the family of Ethan Saylor will argue that Saylor's death in their custody was the result of pre-existing medical conditions, according to U.S. District Court filings.
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The Denver Post's Jeremy Meyer Tells Ethan Saylor's Story - YouTube

Emmanuel Bishop. Age: 15 years Morning Keynote Presentation - Trisomy 21: Down Syndrome in the 21st Century Conference 2012 Conference DVD at: ... Michelle S...
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Police Violence Against People With Disabilities Should Provoke More Outrage

Police Violence Against People With Disabilities Should Provoke More Outrage | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled the police shooting of a woman with a mental disability did not violate the Fourth Amendment, but questions regarding police tactics towards the disabled remain unanswered.
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"To be sure, stories about Ethan and James, as well as others involving people with disabilities, sometimes result in a spate of media coverage for a time, some localized protest and investigations by federal authorities. But they hardly trigger the national outrage they deserve."

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New Measure Aims To Train Cops On Policing People With Disabilities

New Measure Aims To Train Cops On Policing People With Disabilities | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
In Maryland, advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are hailing a measure passed by the General Assembly that will set up training programs for police.

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The importance of the Ethan Saylor Alliance

The importance of the Ethan Saylor Alliance | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
In January 2013, Ethan Saylor, a man with Down syndrome, died of asphyxiation after an alternation with off-duty deputy sheriffs at a movie theater in Frederick. The Arc Maryland has been working with Saylor’s mother, Patti Saylor, the National Down Syndrome Society, Maryland Disability Law Center, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and others to enact legislation in honor of Ethan.
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Bill Would Expand Police Training With Developmentally Disabled

Bill Would Expand Police Training With Developmentally Disabled | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
The death of a Frederick County man with Down Syndrome may be destined to change the way law enforcement handles encounters with the developmentally disabled.
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People with disabilities half of people killed by cops; disability rights groups protest

People with disabilities half of people killed by cops; disability rights groups protest | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
Disabled-rights groups are among the most energetic advocates of solidarity with African-American victims of police murder.
Some 34 disability activist groups across the country have signed a statement protesting the police murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, expressing solidarity with thei
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Mission Impossible: No Indictment For Officers Involved In Killing Unarmed Man With Down Syndrome

The medical examiner ruled Saylor's death a homicide and found the man had died of positional asphyxia and showed signs of unexplained damage to his larynx.
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Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo and Lethal Police Tactics

Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo and Lethal Police Tactics | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
officers who killed him were just as inept as Officer Pantaleo and his gang,
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More writers are pointing out how recent cases remind us of Ethan

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Bitter sheriff’s race reveals divisions in a fast-growing, fast-changing Md. county

Bitter sheriff’s race reveals divisions in a fast-growing, fast-changing Md. county | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
Last year’s high-profile death of a 26-year-old with Down syndrome that involved three off-duty sheriff’s deputies has given Bickel’s campaign some urgency and momentum.
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"Last year’s high-profile death of a 26-year-old with Down syndrome that involved three off-duty sheriff’s deputies has given Bickel’s campaign some urgency and momentum."

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Suit Moves Forward In Police Death Of Md. Man With Down Syndrome - CBS Baltimore

Suit Moves Forward In Police Death Of Md. Man With Down Syndrome - CBS Baltimore | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
In a scathing, 54-page ruling, U.S. District Judge William Nickerson wrote that “a man died over the cost of a movie ticket” and questioned the quick escalation of force used by the deputies.
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MSP adopts Community Inclusion objectives regarding disabled

MSP adopts Community Inclusion objectives regarding disabled | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, members of the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Inclusion Commission) appeared be...
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Maryland Responds to Death of Man With Down Syndrome With Law Enforcement Plan

Maryland Responds to Death of Man With Down Syndrome With Law Enforcement Plan | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
"It goes several steps beyond disability-sensitivity training."
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“While our family continues to grieve the loss of him in our daily lives, we take comfort in knowing others can be spared heartache or worse because of these efforts,” she said. [Patti Saylor]

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Without Addressing Disability We'll Never Make Meaningful Progress In Ending Police Violence - Milwaukee Community Journal

Without Addressing Disability We'll Never Make Meaningful Progress In Ending Police Violence - Milwaukee Community Journal | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
  By Rebecca Cokley and Lawrence Carter-Long via Trice Edney News Wire Special Series Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Kajieme Powell, James Boyd, and Ethan Saylor were all killed in controversial and ultimately tragic interactions with law enforcement. Odds are the first four names are more familiar to most people, but what these individuals share in addition …
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Sheriff's office documents will be turned over in Saylor lawsuit

Sheriff's office documents will be turned over in Saylor lawsuit | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will release certain information about training and disciplinary action within the agency to the family of Ethan Saylor, a federal magistrate judge has ruled.
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Ethan Saylor alliance bill passes Legislature, memorializes Frederick County man

Ethan Saylor alliance bill passes Legislature, memorializes Frederick County man | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
State lawmakers have approved a proposal to open a Maryland Department of Disabilities alliance named after Ethan Saylor, a Frederick County man with Down syndrome who died during an encounter with off-duty sheriff's deputies.
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Md. Senate panel gets behind scaled-down version of Saylor bill

Md. Senate panel gets behind scaled-down version of Saylor bill | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
“I think it was unanimous consensus on the committee. It was probably the most compelling testimony we had received in many a year,” said Middleton, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
After the hearing, all 11 committee members signed on as co-sponsors to the legislation.
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Our Land: Justice For Ethan and Sharing Grief with Strangers

Today's Our Land author isn't somebody that I knew prior to her submitting today's story but I'm so glad that I know her now. Stephanie's heart and advocacy is nothing short of miraculous and her dedication to raising awareness in the special needs community is what Our Land is about.Our Land:…
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What We've Lost Since Ethan Saylor's Death

What We've Lost Since Ethan Saylor's Death | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
During these last two years, #JusticeForEthan has evolved from the demand for answers regarding one man's death to the rallying cry focused on the need for change. Despite all that has been lost -- and it is far too much -- there is now a spotlight o...
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Police kill unarmed man with Down Syndrome, Robert Ethan Saylor for a movie ticket, no charges filed - YouTube

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Animation of the encounter between Ethan and Frederick County Sheriff's deputies. Highlights the injustice of local prosecutors involved in police related deaths.

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Speaking out for Ethan Saylor

Speaking out for Ethan Saylor | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
I have stayed relatively silent on this subject, but I know all the facts and truths of this situation that unfortunately many do not. I cannot believe there are such hate-filled people in this world that spew ugliness in the face of a special needs adult losing his precious life.
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Judge criticizes use of force in Saylor case

Judge criticizes use of force in Saylor case | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
A U.S. District Court judge's opinion this week — which allowed a lawsuit filed by the family of Ethan Saylor to go forward — dwelled on issues of state police training and excessive use of force, topics brought to the state and national spotlight after Saylor's death in 2013.
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"Reasonable accommodations would have been to listen to Saylor's caregiver who said he did not like to be touched by strangers, allow her to mediate between them and Saylor, or wait for his mother, Patti Saylor, to arrive at the theater to defuse the situation."

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Judge: Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

Judge: Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward | #JusticeForEthan | Scoop.it
Off-duty Frederick deputies tried to remove Robert Ethan Saylor, who had Down syndrome, from a theater.
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