So, what's the deal with this? Well, watch the clip she included from Switched at Birth and you will experience this from the view of a Deaf person. Also, when you handcuff a Deaf person, you take away their voice...their voice is the language they speak with their hands. Be informed. Be aware, be compassionate and sensitive to your fellow citizens. xpressive handz.
An excellent comment was left below the article suggested that Law Enforcement and First Responders have Deaf awareness training yearly.