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Officer Asks Family With Autistic Child to Leave Restaurant

Gail Martin was about to order lunch with her two daughters at a cafe in South Carolina when one of them started crying. A police chief who happened to be in the restaurant yelled: "You need to take that screaming child outta here now!" The upset four-year-old is autistic, and Gail is now demanding an apology from the police chief, who she says embarrassed her whole family. According to this video, the officer knew the child was autistic when he asked them to leave. Gail is hoping her story will bring more awareness to autism around the country. This report comes just a month after a mother and her autistic two-year-old were escorted off an American Airlines flight in North Carolina.

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