Imagine your seven year old child walking home from school when they’re told to stop by a police officer. Because they’re just seven years old they might not have the cognitive or social skills to understand what he means or why this is happening. The cop gets frustrated, and what does he do next? The next thing you know he’s pepper spraying, kicking and beating your child because he’s being “defiant”.
Now imagine someone with the same mind of this child, but they’re in the body of a 21 year old man. This is what happened to Antonio Martinez, a 21 year old man with Down Syndrome, giving him the mental capacity of a seven year old child.
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