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I thought he was unable to give an official statement to the police because of the severe pain he was in? Or was that that he was unable to do the followup interview with ELPD?
Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.
To JMSparty08 and Stils: Thanks for the follow-ups. Good points, all. They're things for me to consider as my emotion cools on what a colossal clusterfuck this has been.
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No problem. No doubt it was a shitty thing for this kid and his parents to do and it pisses us all off, but it's not always good to go straight to thinking about revenge for it. I suspect that's sort of what happened to you there. It happens. I'm used to it. As a lawyer, you always get someone coming in like "Those bastards!! I want to sue the hell out of them!!!" and then I've gotta go, "hold up a second."
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
I asked this earlier - since when is lying an aspect of Asperger's or Autism? I've never heard that of being an effect of being on the spectrum, and a cursory internet search turns up a bunch of "probably not's".
I HOPE I'm wrong, so that this kid had a reason to not get charged, but can someone clarify?
Not sure, maybe you're right and it's not an aspect of that. But do you really want the case, and possible trial, on the matter to be a 1-2 day argument about whether or not Asperger's or Autism results in the tendency to tell lies or exaggerate? And do you really want THIS individual to be the one arguing that it does? And do you want the county prosecutor arguing that it doesn't? Would you want to BE that county prosecutor? Clearly Dunnings does not and I can't blame him. That's political suicide.
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My Vietnamese psychologist wife would say no, it is not. The DSM V (the 'manual' for psychologists) would agree.
I didn't say it was a winnable case, I said it would be a PR nightmare. The Prosecutor's office do not want the headline "19 year old student with Asperger's Charged with filling a false police report," sprawled across major news outlets. The family is embarassed, the kid was humiliated, and if he's found guilty, what will EL get back? A couple grand and 50 hours of community service from him. The potential for bad PR is apparently worth more than that. It makes sense.
True, but as long as Zachary Tennen and Bruce Tennen get internet/google infamy for covering up that his son was creeping on girls and got punched, resulting in him fabricating some Nazi KKK nonsense, and his journalism career has a blemish on it just like our community's reputation, I am happy.
PS I used this as an excuse to talk to my psych friends, who are all batshit crazy girls from VIETNAM, and they agree that my 200 level psych understanding of Aspergers is correct and it probably wouldn't result in an elaborately concocted story.
If you're still in doubt, watch that South Park where Cartman has Aspergers
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Nobody abides by the rules anymore. That's just sad, especially since crazy chicks take great pics.
Haters gonna hate!
there is no fucking thing as responsibility... typical helicopter parent response to make excuses for their kids rather than do the right thing and say the kid has a lot of growing up to do, hope they learned his lesson, et cetera
my mother's a retired teacher, she tells these stories about parents blaming some of the craziest shit their kids do on everything from "they're adopted" to "he's got allergies"... this is a generational trend of "oh, no, not MY child" long gone are the days of parents letting their kids learn from the school of hard knocks.
I highly doubt the family is embarrassed or humiliated at all. Any publicity is good publicity. Junior got his picture in the paper! Dad is rubbing shoulders with high powered attorneys. They are getting calls from new agencies around the world.
This is the best thing that ever happened to these ass-wipes.
So why is the other guy who blamed the hockey team getting hammered by Dunnings?
If the punch to the face serves as justice then the other kids beating should be enough.
Both these losers should get the same treatment. Kicked out of MSU and punished by the law.
Diff is one has a wealthy daddy who is connected???
Well, their kid is going to be loathed and outcast by anyone he comes across who is aware of this story. I am sure he will be feeling this one his entire college career.
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