Pardon Paul! Autism Behavior is A Crime?

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Laura Salas
6 years ago
I believe they need more support once there out of school. I don't believe they should be charged when they have Autism.

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Mary Spencer
6 years ago
this proves how bad our justice system is they will allow criminals roam the streets while the disabled are locked up

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Laura Johnson
6 years ago
I'm signing because I am a mother of a son with autism and am in law school to specialize in criminal law and intellectual disability advocacy.

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Sarah Ross
6 years ago
I have a few friends who's children have Autism and I believe they need to be treated as any other child does. They are Human beings and need to be treated like one.

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Marcy Combs
6 years ago
I completely sympathize with this young man's ordeal. I have a teenage son with Autism, who gets extremely nervous (anxious) at times. This can lead to a meltdown and it can escalate quickly and become a dangerous situation before we know what's happened! I feel for both sides, but this young man should not be held accountable to this extent.... As far as what accountability there should be. I'm not sure. This is a very delicate matter for he isn't responsible for something that he just can't help!!!

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Lauren Renz
6 years ago
I'm signing because I care.

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Laurie Bellman
6 years ago
This is so wrong in so many ways... autism is not a crime....

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Pam Kimball
6 years ago
Autism touches many life's in different ways. More understanding and education about this issue is needed, NOT TRIALS OR JAIL TIME!!

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Sharon Johnson
6 years ago
I am signing because my son has Autism also and he has had the same type of troubles with people miss understanding his thoughts at the time, and people around him treating him like a criminal instead of understanding him, I am sure your son is a loving son just like mine is. Please drop all charges against Paul. Thank you very much Sharon

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Blaine Whitney
6 years ago
autsism is an uncontollable behavioral issue. No one with such a mental issue should face prosecution for unintende and uncontrollable outbursts.