Alex Plank at CNN.com: Leave autism out of mass shootings

22 Dec

Alex Plank of wrong planet.com and Autism Rights Watch has an opinion piece at CNN.com: Leave autism out of mass shootings. The article begins:

(CNN) — After the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a parade of self-appointed experts tried to insinuate that people with autism are prone to inexplicable acts of violence because they lack the ability for empathy and social connection. This is because the shooter, Adam Lanza, had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.

These speculations are needless, untrue and hurtful.

The full article, and over sixty comments so far, can be found at Leave autism out of mass shootings.

By Matt Carey

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5 Responses to “Alex Plank at CNN.com: Leave autism out of mass shootings”

  1. Yoli December 28, 2012 at 05:05 #

    Caregivers caught on tape punching, kicking and poking eye of severely autsitic man deny all charges
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/caregivers-autistic-man-accused-abuse-030100404.html

  2. Julian Frost November 17, 2014 at 07:14 #

    Spammer.

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) November 17, 2014 at 14:45 #

      Thanks. Spam removed.

      • Narad November 17, 2014 at 21:09 #

        Simply closing comments on posts after some reasonable amount of time would go a good way to mitigating the spam problem.

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