On the morning of May 24, 2010, I arose at approximately 6:30 am to wake my son for school. I discovered that my son was not in his room. I did not immediately worry because I know that he loves to go for walks. A few hours later at approximately 10:30 I called the police station when he had not returned. I was told that he was in custody and was currently being questioned but I was not told why. I immediately told them that my son was Autistic. Although I told them this, they still refused to offer me any information. I told them the to ensure he got his phone call. Once he called me, I could barely hear him because his speech was very low. The only thing I could make out was that he was attacked by the police and he didn’t mean for any of this to happen. I still had no idea what he was talking about.
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Lord, I ask You to protect this young man. Keep him whole in mind, body and spirit through this ordeal. I ask that You shed Your light and truth on this situation. Reveal the truth for the world and the authorities to see. Give no quarter to those who would hide in the darkness to sacrifice justice. Let the truth out and let this family be whole once more.
So I pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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I read these stories of how society reacts to autistics “loose” in the community, and I worry.
Things have to change.