Ernest Vassell was a 56-year old man with autism who lived in Miami. On August 31 2011, Ernest was playing with a toy rifle. The police were called with reports he was threatening a dog. When they say the rifle, the police shot and killed him.
Benjamin Whiteshield (Clinton, OK: 2012) was a 34-year-old man (Cheyenne & Arapahoe) with a psychiatric disability. Whiteshield’s family took him to the police station to…