I have created a petition on-line, to object about Bahl’s treatment by the Ramsey County Sheriff Department.
Doug Bahl, a deaf man, was pulled over by the Ramsey County police and Mr. Bahl informed the officers that he was deaf. The police officers, now aware that he was deaf and therefore needed his eyes to understand communication, willfully pepper-sprayed him in his eyes because of his apparent noncompliance with verbal commands. The officers subsequently proceeded to physically assault Mr. Bahl.
Mr. Bahl then was held in jail for four days incommunicado. He was not allowed access to a TTY, a device that enables him to use the phone. He could not contact an attorney, or his family to inform them of his situation. This is a blatant violation of his civil rights and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The petition checks for spammers and duplicate ip addresses, so this will be a valid on-line petition. So, please make a difference and show your support for Doug Bahl, by signing the petition HERE.
* Sorry for the quality of the vlog. I’m not feeling so good, so it’s not my best, but time is of essence.