Autistic African-American Teen Held by Police

A Virginia mother is crying injustice after her 18-year-old autistic son Reginald "Neli" Latson was arrested and held without bail for 11 days for allegedly assaulting a police officer who believed he had a gun, reports the Huffington Post. Neli, who has a mild form of autism known as Asperger Syndrome, liked to take walks in the morning. Last month he walked to a public library he frequented near an elementary school. Someone from the school called police to report a suspicious man "possibly in possession of a gun" hanging around... Here's what you had to say: Jenn commented: "I'm extremely saddened and angered by this!" Christy wrote: "Another way for the judicial system to control someone."


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