This morning, Joe Scarborough speculated on his MSNBC Morning Joe program that James Holmes, who has been arrested for shooting dozens of people at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, is autistic:
"As soon as I hear about this shooting, I knew who it was. I knew it was a young, white male, probably from an affluent neighborhood, disconnected from society -- it happens time and time again. Most of it has to do with mental health; you have these people that are somewhere, I believe, on the autism scale," said Scarborough, whose son has Asperger's syndrome. "I don't know if that's the case here, but it happens more often than not. People that can walk around in society, they can function on college campuses -- they can even excel on college campuses -- but are socially disconnected."
This is what part of I mean when I say that some parents of autistic people, especially those who work in the media, encourage bigotry against us.