Thursday, August 25, 2016
How Should Law Enforcement Approach Deaf People?
A week ago, a North Carolina state trooper fatally shot a deaf and speech-impaired man named Daniel Harris. The trooper tried to pull Harris over for speeding, but Harris drove seven miles to his home before stopping. He was shot shortly after he got out of his car. Harris's brother Sam, who said his brother was afraid of cops, is wondering whether his brother's disabilities led to a misunderstanding. Money is being raised through YouCaring.com for Harris's memorial and cremation. Any remaining money will be used to establish a foundation that educates law enforcement on how to confront deaf people. For more details on this story, go to http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/us/north-carolina-deaf-man-police-shooting/index.html.