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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 09:43 AM

Local behavior specialists react to shooting of Miami man shot while helping autistic client

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/local-behavior-specialists-react-to-shooting-of-miami-man-shot-while-helping-autistic-client
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CLEARWATER, Fla. - It didn't take long for news to spread about the shooting of a behavioral therapist in Miami at a Clearwater adult disabled center.

Charles Kinsey, an unarmed African American, was shot by a police officer while trying to help a 24-year-old man who ran away from his group home.

Kinsey who had his hands up in the air was trying to calm his client in the middle of a road.

ARC Tampa Bay helps provide services and living arrangements for disabled adults in the Tampa bay area.

Chuck Thompson has been working as a behavior specialist at the non-profit for 21 years, and has ran into a police encounter with a client before.

"I was in that situation basically, I had to shield my client from getting shot," he said.

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I heard the parent of an autistic child saying his son often moves suddenly and he needs to know if that is a death sentence. Seriously these fugging police are out of control

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 11:42 AM

1. Police are out of control

They have absolutely no knowledge of how to deal with mentally disabled or irrational individuals.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 12:12 PM

2. Well I wish the Disability Associations and the parents of kids

with special needs would make some serious noise.

Imagine a cop stating publicly that he was trying to kill an autistic young man as his excuse for shooting the caregiver. That should frighten everyone.

They don't know how to deal with your average citizen and rest assured it's not just police in the USA.

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