Remembering Ethan



GUEST:  David Perry, Professor at Dominican University in Chicago, is the author of a recent commentary at CNN Opinion about the tragic killing of Robert Ethan Saylor.


TOPIC:  Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year old man who with Down Syndrome, was tragically killed by three police officers in January 2013 in Frederick, Maryland. The policemen were trying to forcibly remove him from a movie theater because he hadn’t paid for a ticket. On the day of this interview, the family of Ethan Saylor met with the Governor of Maryland to demand an impartial investigation. The discussion includes the larger issue of over-zealous and too-often-violent law enforcement action against people with special needs.


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Thursday, September 5, 2013.