Why the media focus on Asperger's Syndrome?

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    As somebody who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome it disturbs me to see the media focus on that as one of the possible reasons behind the CT school shooting. Not only that, but both people from the "compassionate right" and the "tolerant left" have pointed towards Asperger's as one of the ways in which the shooter was "mentally ill". I ask that people educate themselves before jumping to conclusions on why this tragedy took place. Crazy is crazy, and Asperger's Syndrome had nothing to do with it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
     
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    no ,it was most likely the drugs they where treating him with
     
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    Because they want more people on drugs.
     
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    I agree. It's low to focus on the Asbergers. My step-son-to-be has Asbergers, and he is one of the most non-violent and caring persons I know.

    And, imagine how this focus is affecting these super-sensitive children.

    Fucking ignorant and irresponsible media.
     
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    it is a convenient excuse for a good deal of things.... and i am pretty sick of it.

    behaving badly, is as far as i am concerned, one the the top reasons it is given as an excuse.... to give bad behavior a pass.

    oh my child has aspergers.... you cant treat or say that to him... his behaving badly is not his fault.
     
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    Mental illness is not "made up" so that people can act badly. The fact of the matter is, that people with mental illness, are often not able to think; feel; or act in a manner we are accustomed to. It does not mean they should not be held accountable for their actions. It does mean that society needs a set of medical; legal; and social parameters in how to address mental illness so that society is safe from harm and those suffering are dealt with properly in a way that also, hopefully, helps them.
     
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