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Title: Cop Mistakes Autism for Drug Use, Assault, Hurt Innocent Boy
Source: Free Thought Project
URL Source: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-assaults-autistic-boy-drugs/
Published: Sep 19, 2017
Author: Jack Burns
Post Date: 2017-09-20 08:35:24 by Deckard
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Buckeye, AZ — Officer David Grossman and the Buckeye Police Department are under fire this week from an angry family who says the way the Phoenix area police officer treated their 14-year-old autistic son was completely inappropriate for an officer of the peace. The officer slammed their son to the ground, injuring him in the process, and now the family wants answers.

Grossman explained to his supervisors why he felt the need to take the boy to the ground that day on July 19. He said he noticed Connor Leibel pacing from the park’s street bench to the corner of the street, fidgeting with something he was holding in his hand, and then smelling it. He said after smelling it the boy appeared to seize and would then do it all again.

In the untrained mind of the officer, the boy was obviously under the influence of some inhaled substance, a conclusion he apparently arrived at well before he made contact with Connor.

As the body camera footage shows, Grossman approached Connor and asked him what he was doing. The autistic boy responded with “good” and that he was “stimming” — short for self-stimulation — the often repetitive actions, movements, and sounds many if not most autistic individuals make to calm and stimulate themselves.

“I’m okay. I’m okay,” Connor screamed as the man he was likely always was told by his family was there as a protector, in that moment, became his tormentor.

Anyone who knows anything about working with autistic individuals knows how to spot someone who is likely autistic. There are the tell-tale signs of repetitive behaviors, rocking motions, awkward social interactions, and inappropriate speech responses in some. And one thing experts also know is autistic individuals get extremely agitated, anxious, and sometimes combative when they’re touched.

Grossman grabbed Connor as the young teenager attempted to walk away from the officer, an action which was well within his civil rights since he was not a suspect in any crime. But Grossman quickly told him not to walk away and attempted to place the boy in handcuffs after grabbing him by the arm.

Connor again attempted to pull away. But when he did, Grossman took him to the ground and held him there until backup arrived, all the while Connor was screaming in agony and trying to mentally make sense of everything happening to him.

“Don’t move…Stop moving…Don’t you move, you understand?” Grossman told the boy as a dangerous situation could have quickly gotten out of hand. If the boy had reached back and grabbed Grossman’s gun, what would have happened then?

“Why are you acting like this Connor,” he asked. “Cause I’m okay,” the boy replied.

The young boy’s aunt, Diane, heard all the child’s screams and approached the scene. She told Grossman she was sorry if her nephew had done anything wrong but stated he had autism. “He’s fighting with me,” the officer said being completely untruthful with the boy’s guardian.

At that moment, the officer should have removed his hands from the boy and allowed him to get to his feet. Instead, he held him down (a no, no with autistic individuals) for what must have been agonizing minutes until his backup arrived.

“He’s doing something with his hands…I don’t know what that is,” the officer stated. “You don’t have anything (drugs) on you do you,” he ignorantly asked again.

“So you drove by, you saw him stimming, and you thought he was on drugs? You don’t know anything about autism, huh”? Diane asked.

After making contact with the autistic boy and his mother, it appeared as though he used the aunt’s identification to run a background check on her to see if she had any warrants.

“I’m so wrong,” Grossman said but wasn’t speaking to the aunt or the boy which would have been the most appropriate person to admit his flaws. Instead, he told a colleague how wrong he was, who responded by saying, “What did you do now?” That one comment may lead many to conclude Grossman has a history of boneheaded missteps.

Now the family is demanding answers. After filing a complaint with the Buckeye police department, and going to the media with pictures of his injuries, the BPD said they have concluded their officer followed procedure. A police spokesperson said they will use the interaction as a learning opportunity to prevent further misunderstanding in the future.

In a statement sent to ABC15 in Phoenix, the family said;

The family is anguished about what happened to Connor. It’s astonishing that even after an internal investigation, the Buckeye Police Department claims it did absolutely nothing wrong.

Diane reportedly works at Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Arizona. She was walking another sibling across the street to music lessons classes when Grossman, a so-called “drug recognition expert” made contact with Connor who was only alone for a few moments.

Buckeye PD conducted their own internal investigation and concluded Grossman did not apply any use of force in detaining Connor, according to spokesperson Detective Tamela Skaggs.

According to ABCNews 15:

When asked why Grossman, a drug recognition expert, couldn’t tell the difference between a drug user and this boy’s behavior, Det. Skaggs said she couldn’t speak for Grossman because she wasn’t in his head and it happened so fast.

We were going to suggest that Diane round up all the Buckeye police officers and give them all training in how to distinguish a drug addict from an autistic person, but the family already knows what they want to see occur as a result of the gross misunderstanding. According to ABCNews 15, they have a very specific list of demands.

“The family is asking for three things to help seek justice for Connor: first, a personal apology from the officer; second, that the officer perform community service with the autistic community; and third, that Buckeye institute a mandatory training program to prevent an incident like this from ever happening again,” according to the family’s statement.

Raw body cam directly from Buckeye police.

The Buckeye, AZ incident is the second such police vs. special needs children incident we at TFTP have reported within the last two months. As we reported, an autistic boy in Utah was also manhandled when the officer who made contact with him did not like the responses he was given.

The officer laid hands on him and took him down to the ground with a wrist/elbow lock. The boy was then instructed to “listen” to the officer. But with individuals with special needs, even the act of listening can be a challenge. That’s why training is so important for officers to be able to distinguish a drug user from a person who has a health issue.

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

There is a limit to how much we can expect cops to know about various mental illnesses.

I don't favor the cop here but I won't heap a lot of blame on him either.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-09-20   10:28:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

And one thing experts also know is autistic individuals get extremely agitated, anxious, and sometimes combative when they’re touched.

So is it wise to allow an autistic 14-year-old to wander around unsupervised?

misterwhite  posted on  2017-09-20   11:34:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: misterwhite (#2)

So is it wise to allow an autistic 14-year-old to wander around unsupervised?

Apparently not when there are sadistic badged pricks prowling around looking for victims to abuse.

Such as the the "hero" who so bravely assaulted assaulted a 14-year-old kid.

Poor little coward must have been in "fear for his life" from an autistic child.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-09-20   13:00:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#3)

Poor little coward must have been in "fear for his life" from an autistic child.

Unlikely. The kid's still alive.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-09-20   14:19:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#0)

As the body camera footage shows, Grossman approached Connor and asked him what he was doing. The autistic boy responded with “good” and that he was “stimming” — short for self-stimulation — the often repetitive actions, movements, and sounds many if not most autistic individuals make to calm and stimulate themselves.

It wasn't easy growing up autistic in the 1950's,but no cop ever tried to throw me to the ground for making odd repetitive noises,and back then I don't think anybody even knew what "being autistic" meant. I had relatives who suspected I was "possessed by demons",but even they just shunned and tried to ignore me.

You would think these days that pretty much everybody would be able to recognize it because of all the publicity it has received in the last 20 years.

Then again,those were different times in more ways than one. I honestly can''t remember EVER seeing a cop slam somebody face down on a sidewalk back in the 50's,and if one had done so and the guy he slammed didn't have a weapon in his hand,the cop would have been fired. And of course the flip side of that is almost nobody tried to get into fights with cops back then because they knew they would get the crap beaten out of them if they did,and there were no lawyers lining up to represent them for a cut of the extortion money.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-21   0:27:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: misterwhite (#2)

So is it wise to allow an autistic 14-year-old to wander around unsupervised?

A better question to ask would be "Is it wise to allow cops to wander around unsupervvised.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-21   0:28:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Deckard (#0)

A story like this tugs at the heart-strings of most everyone...The Free Thought Project often gets things right. But like most "news" orgs, it also has an agenda.

Though there are many legit issues on both sides of the LE issue, the concentrated efforts by the Puppetmeister PTB's Division of Propaganda -- aka the weaponized MSM -- are feeding the public a constant daily diet of, "HATE COPS".

THE BIG PICTURE and TRUTH:

This story is nothing but one more PsyOp brick tossed at the storefront window of "Trump's America," advanced by the same NWO Puppetmeisters who feed the American public a constant diet of "HATE TRUMP," "HATE WHITE PEOPLE," and "HATE NATIONALISM" through Yahoo News, Reuters, AP, CNN, etal.

The constant war drums of the ongoing "HATE COPS" meme is now a a purely emotional tactic intended NOT to correct LE occasional bad behavior and abuse, but IN SUPPORT of undermining justifiable and aggressive law enforcement and laws.

While Democrats, "Hate Speech" supporters (the usual Pink Mafia suspects and college apparatus) -- Dems, Spooks, BLM and Antifa specifically -- have been obliterating actual Constitutional Law, THEIR respective outlaw behavior and overt anarchy is enabled and IGNORED by the MSM.

Liberator  posted on  2017-09-21   14:02:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: sneakypete, Deckard, misterwhite (#5)

It wasn't easy growing up autistic in the 1950's,but no cop ever tried to throw me to the ground for making odd repetitive noises,and back then I don't think anybody even knew what "being autistic" meant.

No doubt.

There have always been over-officious jerks and A-holes in LE. That's no secret. But it was minimized in most depts as they worked with locals and were (mostly) respected.

Have many of us consider the notion that "new" PC training programs, the new instructors," and the very real possibility that new recruits are purposely programmed to be inefficient, un-empathetic, over-officious, overly defensively, and severely UNDER-instructed on social-people skills?

IS it possible that the our PTB overlords (as in the military) are AND have been sabotaging RoE and the protocols of what has become a newly minted LE, one in which standards are so low that recruits IQ barely reach room temp? After all, there has been a mandate in place that has indeed been promoting and placing grossly unqualified people based purely on PC into administrative and leadership positions. The lack of common sense people-skills leads to incidents like THIS.

The new not-so-subtle undermining of national LE (due to PC policies and agenda) seemed to have obviously undermined unit morale, unity, and unit efficiency. A few rotten apples are bound to make stupid mistakes, tainting ENTIRE depts.

Moreover, the new cop *knows* he's got a literal target on his back. Thanks to the MSM and the agenda of their NWO bosses.

LE watches in disbelief asthe Al Sharptons, ACLU, SPLC and their tools-of-anarchy -- BLM, Antifa, the MSM have acted with total impunity. "Fry Pigs In a Blanket" and the murder of cops got NO ONE in trouble.

BOTTOM LINE: The uni-Party patsy leadership of both the Democrat Party AND GOP -- and their propaganda PR mouthpiece, the MSM, have been helping demonize and dilute ALL Law Enforcement.

Liberator  posted on  2017-09-21   14:28:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Liberator (#8)

BOTTOM LINE: The uni-Party patsy leadership of both the Democrat Party AND GOP -- and their propaganda PR mouthpiece, the MSM, have been helping demonize and dilute ALL Law Enforcement.

Yeah,but it ain't like it's been uphill work to deamonize modern LEO's. I was at a NRA rifle match once with a bunch of cops that I knew. Had known one of them since he was 12. There was one guy there I will call "Tommy Tactical" that showed up with thousands of dollars of high-tech rifles and shooting gear,all of it the type of stuff well-financed big city SWAT teams would issue to selected SWAT members. All the other cops were pulling his chain and making fun of him,and when I asked why,one told me . The SOB has been fired from 3 departments so far for the use of unnecessary force when dealing with harmless citizens,and is wearing a badge again now. Every time he gets fired the dept has to cover for him to avoid paying out lawsuit money,and give him a good recommendation because he threatens to sue if they don't. He DREAMED of being a SWAT team sniper so he could kill somebody.

You would think the Chiefs interviewing him for jobs would be aware of this situation since almost all of them had faced it themselves,and drop a dime for a quiet word with the Chief that wrote the recommendation to get the "behind the scenes truth" about him,but it seemed like none ever did. Or maybe they already knew and didn't give a damn,because the patrolmen that worked for them sure as hell knew about him. He specialized in applying for positions at VERY small departments where the pay was low and not many people applied,and the next thing they knew he would be wanting to form a SWAT team and command it.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-21   15:48:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: sneakypete (#9) (Edited)

All the other cops were pulling his chain and making fun of him,and when I asked why,one told me .

The SOB has been fired from 3 departments so far for the use of unnecessary force when dealing with harmless citizens,and is wearing a badge again now.

Every time he gets fired the dept has to cover for him to avoid paying out lawsuit money,and give him a good recommendation because he threatens to sue if they don't. He DREAMED of being a SWAT team sniper so he could kill somebody.

You would think the Chiefs interviewing him for jobs would be aware of this situation...Or maybe they already knew and didn't give a damn

I hear ya...

As I stated, there have always been LE pr*cks and A-Holes.

The difference these days is that in the new pro-SJW/AA-diluted LE and (military), Depts, Chiefs and Capts actually condone that kind of psycho behavior...

IF they don't promote, praise and endorse these hateful lunatics and hires (who are increasingly lacking ANY iota of "People Sense"), how else will they obey orders to shoot and kill law-abiding non-SJW citizens as they de-humanize their victims?

Liberator  posted on  2017-09-21   15:58:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Liberator (#10)

The difference these days is that in the new pro-SJW/AA-diluted LE and (military), Depts, Chiefs and Capts actually condone that kind of psycho behavior...

You may be right,but MY OPINION is that it is the quality and the character of the insecure,cowardly losers that get wood at wearing a badge.

Almost all cops prior to the 1960's were veterans who became cops not because they were having wet dreams about telling people"You WILL respect my autho-TAY!",but because they were just typical citizens who needed a secure job to raise families,and they had some experience with military organizations and guns.

It was just a job to them. They didn't get their sense of worth from it,even though they took it seriously.

Now you have these insecure roided-up cretins that were picked on in high school that want to wear a badge so they can legally bully someone else.

I had a local Lt tell me in public in front of other people that "I don't care WHO has to die as long as *I* get to go home at night",and seemed to be proud of himself for saying it. Of course I told the sheriff about it and told her if she didn't reign that asshat in it would cost the dept money sooner or later. Hell,he spent half his time selling real estate while he was supposed to be out supervising and observing the men under him,anyhow.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-21   16:07:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: sneakypete (#11) (Edited)

You may be right,but MY OPINION is that it is the quality and the character of the insecure,cowardly losers that get wood at wearing a badge.

No doubt.

Sadly, that phenomena/tude is on the uptick. Add to it severely emotionally deficient pods with rudderless childhoods with no father figure, and we have the makings of a dysfunctional psychotic national LE -- especially in urban centers.

Almost all cops prior to the 1960's were veterans who became cops not because they were having wet dreams about telling people"You WILL respect my autho-TAY!",but because they were just typical citizens who needed a secure job to raise families,and they had some experience with military organizations and guns.

It was just a job to them. They didn't get their sense of worth from it,even though they took it seriously.

Exactly.

Some of us had cops in the family. They were respected EXACTLY BECAUSE they didn't abuse their authoritah. And were more or less one of "us".

Now you have these insecure roided-up cretins that were picked on in high school that want to wear a badge so they can legally bully someone else.

Yup. Their self-worth became totally because OF that badge and wielding power to bully. It became their Viagra. This began to be the case of many of the punk-kids I'd grown up with. It was a scary thing: "WHO became a cop??"

I had a local Lt tell me in public in front of other people that "I don't care WHO has to die as long as *I* get to go home at night",and seemed to be proud of himself for saying it. Of course I told the sheriff about it and told her if she didn't reign that asshat in it would cost the dept money sooner or later. Hell,he spent half his time selling real estate while he was supposed to be out supervising and observing the men under him,anyhow.

"HER". PC. YUGE part of the problem.

Abusing TIME AND POWER. Typical of rogue LE. The bad news: It'll get worse...MUCH worse. There are LE chicks/lesbos embracing the whole power/bully thing. Wanna see some "psychos"?? Check out the female Po-Po Chiefs and Mayors in urban 'Murica.

Liberator  posted on  2017-09-21   16:53:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Liberator (#12)

"HER". PC. YUGE part of the problem.

Not in this case.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-22   0:40:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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