Young man with Asperger’s syndrome responds appropriately to police

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May 2, 2011
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by Jenn  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"However, what is ultimately most disturbing is the fact that this has become an issue of autism/Asperger’s syndrome. Instead of defending Latson’s justifiable reactions to an unjustified detention and attack, his supporters seek to excuse it by characterizing it as the product of a mental disability. Latson had done nothing wrong and was completely within his rights to sit on the grass until the library opened, but was accosted by an officer who then proceeded to question, detain and arrest him, even after confirming he did not have a gun (and even if he did have a gun -- so what? It’s called the Second Amendment)." (04/29/11)  

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