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Group lays groundwork on Saylor bill

Educating lawmakers is priority for disability rights advocates

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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:00 am | Updated: 5:09 pm, Wed Feb 19, 2014.

ANNAPOLIS — As a father with a 25-year-old son on the autism spectrum, Jeff Moran said he has lost sleep worrying about his child encountering the type of situation that led to Ethan Saylor's death.

Standing with a crowd of disability rights advocates Tuesday outside the Maryland State House, Moran said he wonders what would happen if his son came into contact with police or first responders in the community.

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17 comments:

  • RIGHTonline posted at 8:16 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    RIGHTonline Posts: 446

    dstitely.....You are so correct.

     
  • penut posted at 7:04 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    penut Posts: 95

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  • catcher posted at 5:08 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    catcher Posts: 408

    RIGHTonline is still babbling fact-free nonsense about this case: "Again....the deputies did what they were trained to do in controlling a beligerent and out of control individual...only because the incident was initiated by an individual, PAID to accompany Mr. Saylor at all times, made a bad and tragic choice." What a barrel of nonsense. The caregiver went to get the car, and Ethan went back inside. Theater personnel wouldn't let the caregiver back in to retrieve Ethan because she didn't have a ticket. RIGHTonline's contiinuing love affair with the FCSO won't allow him to see what happened and who's wrong here.

    However, if Frederick County's deputies are trained to kill people who won't leave a $12 movie seat, then he's spot on. Is that the case?

    BTW, Google says "salavi" is Italian for "you are salting." Makes as much sense as anything else he said up there. Maybe he's talking about the ice and snow.

     
  • runningaddict414 posted at 4:40 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    runningaddict414 Posts: 652

    Think about it: you are entitled to your opinion, but once again, you are in the minority. "Salavi"?? What the heck is that?! Do you mean, "C'est la vie," which is French for , "That's life." ..?? Good grief!!

     
  • morel hunter posted at 3:55 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    morel hunter Posts: 102

    *chock = choke

     
  • morel hunter posted at 3:55 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    morel hunter Posts: 102

    Has a person with down syndrome ever been charged or convicted for criminal trespass?

    Have the sheriff's dept. employee's been trained on the proper way to put a perpetrator in a chock hold (especially a 290lb man) without breaking their larynx?

     
  • DebtFree posted at 2:22 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    DebtFree Posts: 1098

    Bottom line if Saylor would have gone to a Washington County or Montgomery County theater he would be alive.

     
  • PSUArch93 posted at 12:42 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    PSUArch93 Posts: 8

    Correction.....bottom line is that he would still be alive today had the Frederick County sheriff's deputies not killed him.

     
  • cmyladybug04 posted at 12:25 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    cmyladybug04 Posts: 122

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  • cmyladybug04 posted at 12:25 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    cmyladybug04 Posts: 122

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  • dstitely posted at 11:10 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    dstitely Posts: 247

    Bottom line. If he where not left alone he would still be alive period.

     
  • posted at 10:52 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

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    Exactly. I don't want to add to what must be a burden dor the caretaker to bear, but her action in leaving Saylor on his own was key
    In leading to his tragic demise. O'Malley exploits the twitchy, nervous nelly nanny-staters who crave the long arm of the gubmint embracing them at every moment of their lives.

     
  • runningaddict414 posted at 10:17 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    runningaddict414 Posts: 652

    All of you bashing the caregiver realize you're in the minority, don't you? If the caregiver was the problem, all these bills and task forces would not have been created. Just think about it....

     
  • dmbc21 posted at 10:01 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    dmbc21 Posts: 123

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  • dmbc21 posted at 10:00 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    dmbc21 Posts: 123

    The caregiver was aware that Ethan was already upset, she should not have left him unattended for any reason. The question is, why did she find it necessary to leave him unattended while she went to get the car. She should have taken him with her. If he is unable to walk to the car then he should have 2 caregivers so that he is not left alone. Like you said, families are familiar with the risks and responsibilities because they are with them everyday. It is impossible for the first responders to know how someone is going to react in a specific situation because everyone reacts differently, disability or not.

     
  • Dwasserba posted at 9:06 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    Dwasserba Posts: 2241

    Beg pardon: there was a caregiver, who went to get the car. Who tried to intervene to encourage correct handling. The question is whether the situation would have had such consequences if there were more general understanding about specific disabilities. The families are familiar with the risks and responsibilities, they live with them every day. Educating is a more holistic approach than suggesting prosecuting a family!

     
  • Perhapsnotyet posted at 9:02 am on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    Perhapsnotyet Posts: 162

    Holy smokes Well said President. Well said. If your adult child has an IQ of an 8 year old person you must make accommodations for that adult child. Would you allow your 8 year old to roam a shopping center or mall alone? I think not. The piece everyone seems to be missing or ignoring is the people that should have been there that could have defused this long before it became an issue were not there.

     

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