The death of Ethan Saylor

Society functions on some basic constructs: You select or eat food in public, you pay for it. You buy a ticket at the ballpark or the concert hall, you sit in the assigned seat. Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old New Market man with Down syndrome and an IQ of 40, seemed to understand this; when told by a theater employee he would need to pay another $12 to see a movie a second time, he said he had no money. The matter swiftly escalated with off-duty sheriff’s deputies working as security guards ordering him to leave the theater. In the vernacular of today, he freaked out and resisted their efforts to walk him out. (News-Post)

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