This story of a deaf guy getting arrested during the G20 insanity made me think about something. If you arrest someone who is deaf, and you have to handcuff them, isn’t that sort of like gagging them? I know that a lot of police don’t understand sign, but the person couldn’t even write a note if they wanted to if they were handcuffed. What’s the protocol for letting a deaf person communicate, but still containing them somehow, say, if they’re being all violent or something?
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