Here’s another keeper:
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLORIDA – All Gilberto Powell, 22, a five foot tall man with Down Syndrome, wanted to do was walk a half block home from a friend’s house, but this was enough time and distance for the police to intervene.
Police “followed” Powell because they noticed a “bulge in his pants.” He was not happy to see the cops; this was only his colostomy bag (which police ripped from his body). Powell was then beaten down in the street by police, leaving him bruised and battered from blows to the face.
The beating officer insisted Powell ran, but Powell disputes this and said he did everything he could to comply. When Powell’s mother asked the cop if he could tell her son had Down’s Syndrome, the cop said he wasn’t a doctor.
Powell said he felt “helpless” and wants an apology from the police. He also wants to community to be aware that this could happen to you.