Skip to comments.Sept 2011: Five ft tall man with Down Syndrome beaten by Police-bulge in pants:Colostomy Bag
Posted on 02/25/2014 9:32:06 PM PST by Altariel
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
Full Title: Five Foot Tall Man With Down Syndrome Beaten By Police For Bulge In Pants That Turns Out To Be Only A Colostomy Bag
Just Protecting and Serving.
Mr. Powell, the police owe you more than an apology. They owe you money, big time.
By the way: The police should have NO authority to order citizens to stop just because they have "bulges in their pants".
Methinks that the police officers suffer from feelings of inadequacy.
My first wife used to beat me because the “bulge in my pants” wasn’t big enough. I’m speaking about my wallet, of course.
Just think what they would have done to John Holmes. He’d been shot on sight. Cop: “I thought he had a rocket launcher in his pants.”
This is the way of the world, under Obama Amin.
Is it true that anyone with an IQ greater than 100 is prohibited from becoming a cop?
These ‘mistakes’ are happening WAY too often. And I notice that it never seems to happen to some of the gangbangers or yutes in our cities.
This is an outrage.
Gee, every cop is trained to recognize a colostomy bag, yep they should have known. A bulge in the pants could be a colostomy bag, a gun or an erection. They should wait and see and risk their live while waiting.
Good thing he wasn’t walking his dog.
Instead big government sends strangers with guns into your local community to "protect you" and things like this happen.
“Gee, every cop is trained to recognize a colostomy bag, yep they should have known. A bulge in the pants could be a colostomy bag, a gun or an erection. They should wait and see and risk their live while waiting.”
They should have just left him the hell alone.
the coppers intervened for no apparent reason, certainly no legit reasons.....
Even when they ripped from his body they thought it was suspicious...They probably thought it was a terrorist bomb or some wierd drugs...They put it on the hood and started poking it with their night sticks...
I'm getting that monkey movie feeling again....
It's a mad house!
And if it had been a gun? What then? You would be speaking out the other side of your mouth and condemning the police for not acting.
You are the guy I have been looking for. I’m doing research on the taste of leather. Since you seem to have licked a few leather boots in your time, help me out, how do they really taste.
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