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Perry Comments for CNN, NPR on Saylor Controversy
by Dan Armstrong
David M. Perry
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David M. Perry, associate professor of history, has become a leading national voice on the Ethan Saylor, movement, which seeks justice for the man with Down Syndrome who died in police custody.

Perry, who previously wrote about the case for liberal publication The Nation and appeared on Washington, D.C.-based news station WUSA to discuss the case, has written a follow-up piece for CNN Opinions.

In the piece, Perry outlines what is known about the events that preceded Saylor's death in January 12. Saylor allegedly refused to leave a movie theater after a screening of Zero Dark Thirty and subsequently was involved in a confrontation with law enforcement, after which Saylor died of asphyxiation.

"I can't say whether the deputies did anything wrong; in fact, they may have followed their typical procedures to the letter. But with just a little more patience, Ethan Saylor could still be alive," Perry writes. "This tragedy raises questions about how people with disabilities fit into society."

After publishing the essay, which has been shared on Facebook some 13,000 times and via other social media outlets thousands of times as well, Perry was contacted to appear on NPR's national radio program "Tell Me More."

You can listen to the conversation via the NPR player to the right.
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Contact: David Perry - dperry@dom.edu
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