Topic: sandy hook

Sandy Hook: The Link (Or Lack Thereof) Between Asperger’s Syndrome And Violence

Sandy Hook: The Link (Or Lack Thereof) Between Asperger's Syndrome And Violence

When dozens of people die in a seemingly random act of violence, we all need somebody or something to point fingers towards in order to make sense of it all. Many of those things being pointed at are completely valid; for example, gun control is important to think about as a contributor to violence just as much as the lack of available, decent mental health care in our country is. Many people have speculated that the 20-year-old killer, Adam Lanza, had Asperger’s Syndrome and that this somehow contributed to his violent behavior. More »

Does The Media Turn Mass Murderers Into Anti-Heroes?

Does The Media Turn Mass Murderers Into Anti-Heroes?

Mass murder is absolutely terrifying; it is in its own category of horror, so there is a natural instinct to jump on the story and for us, as readers (as well as writers), to find every detail we possibly can in order to make sense of something so deeply disturbing. But there is a certain responsibility to uphold for news sources, especially ones who distribute information to millions. More »