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Praetorianus February 4th, 2014 12:14am

Today, a 51 year old man in Key West was arrested for being belligerent during a police check. He's charged with felony assault on a LEO and resisting arrest. He's listed as "disabled". Do we grant disability status too easily?

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/05/14 11:14 am

Granted, there are many fakers on disability. But there are also many, many of us who deserve it and need it desperately. Tighten the examination process if possible without denying legitimate claims.

Bulldog74 California
02/04/14 7:13 pm

It amazes me how many civilians are "disabled"and get paid monthly by the federal government but Military members lose legs/arms/sight etc and the government looks for ways to delay their benefits an most aren't considered "disabled". It sickens me!

Rosebud Ohio
02/03/14 8:01 pm

Yes. Though I don't know this case was abuse.

Torfin Never Behind
02/04/14 10:35 am

I agree it is impossible to tell whether this is was a justified arrest and the guy was being a jackass or if this was somehow police abuse

pcox104 Florida
02/03/14 7:33 pm

We do, but I'd have to know more about the arrest to have an opinion on it.

Jack14 Massachusetts
02/03/14 5:39 pm

Im undereducated on this topic so i have to say no.

02/03/14 5:25 pm

Yes. I qualify, would you let me off? Serious question. And you've read my comments. :)

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
02/03/14 5:28 pm

Maybe, but I also want to receive disability checks. I regularly fail the reality check so I'm mentally disabled, fork over some money, dear government ;)

02/03/14 6:08 pm

I hear you. Won't happen. :)

eLucidate writing
02/03/14 5:23 pm

I don't have any idea why that man is listed as disabled, or what that has to do with the rest of the question.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
02/03/14 5:26 pm

My thoughts, having seen the man and the fact that he fought means he's not freaking disabled but able bodied, he's not crazy either. So why disabled? They should check again.

eLucidate writing
02/03/14 5:29 pm

I really have no idea what goes into a "disabled" classification, who makes that decision, or what it means for those with the designation.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
02/03/14 5:33 pm

Basically means you are unable to work and receive benefits.

CalTexHawk spiral arm
02/03/14 5:15 pm

Yes, and its abused by many. The same holds true for charitable status.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
02/03/14 5:18 pm

Indeed. I've seen this man a few times. He's fit and a strong b...d. Disabled? Not physically. Not sure about mental.