Originally Posted by Jetworks
That's the soundbite for the unwashed masses. Fact of the matter is the media is putting forth the "fact" that he had Asperger's, which anyone with a degree in psychiatry will say likely didn't contribute to the act. If you want to debate the accuracy of the diagnosis or that there was a comorbid diagnosis that could've contributed, fine. But people with autism spectrum disorders are far, far, far likelier to be victims of violent crime than to perpetrate it.
Try to look at the bright side of things. Right now there are misconceptions but at least people are talking about it and it has become part of conversation. As this story evolves I think the misconceptions will fade and people will begin to learn and report the truth. I have already seen many commentators try to set the record straight and point out that the misconceptions that are being reported. It is heading in the right direction.