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Autism Is Not An Excuse

I’ve some seriously mixed feelings about this development in legal proceedings against January 6 insurrectionists. I’m not a fan of essentially excusing behavior on the basis of an insurrectionist being autistic. Autism is neither an intellectual nor a moral incapacity. However, I appreciate the apparent awareness that prison presents some challenges unique to an autistic person that might make it inherently cruel or unusual punishment.

This post originally was published 4 months ago by Bix Frankonis on Posts older than a decade might not reflect my current views.