Why Reading “The Shooter Was Mentally Ill or Autistic” Doesn’t Bother Me
October 4, 2015
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Now Reading: Why Reading “The Shooter Was Mentally Ill or Autistic” Doesn’t Bother Me
October 4, 2015
So the shooting in Oregon. So tragic. I rarely watch the news because I just can’t handle it. And I will readily admit that I am not up to speed on this one.
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“It is crucial to note that we are not trying to suggest that individuals with ASD or previous head trauma are more likely to be serial killers or commit serious crime,” said lead researcher, Dr. Clare Allely, from the Institute of Wellbeing at the university, in a press release. “Rather, we are suggesting that there may be a subgroup of individuals within these groups who may be more likely to commit serious crimes when exposed to certain psychosocial stressors.”
So that quote right there goes against the trolls whole idea.
And maybe I’m naive, but I think the general public is smart enough to make that distinction that the quote above makes… and if they aren’t smart enough then they are probably going to forget the autistic part of the story anyway.
Anyway, that’s my 2 cents.
Do you agree or disagree?
I am sure that you will let me know!
PS Notice how I never used the shooter’s name? That was on purpose. These people shouldn’t get any attention or notoriety. That I believe.
Written byFrank Campagna
I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).