from the White House.gov:
we petition the obama administration to:
Direct the DOJ & FBI to investigate whether civil rights violations & police brutality led to the death of Ethan Saylor.
Ethan Saylor was a 26 yr old man with Down Syndrome. In Jan 2013, watching a movie, his chaperone told him to wait in the theater while she got the car.
A theater employee called mall police since Ethan hadn't bought a 2nd ticket. 3 off-duty sheriffs responded.
They dragged Ethan from the theater, hog-tied him with 3 sets of handcuffs, held him down with their weight, ignored the health-care worker that told them she had the situation under control, & intimidated others trying to render aid. Ethan suffocated to death. His final words: "I Want my Mommy".
We ask you, as our President and as a father, to express your condolences to the Saylor family, and to direct the FBI and DOJ to investigate whether Ethan's civil rights were violated, & whether police brutality caused his death.
- Signatures needed by May 03, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000: 98,363