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As Someone With Autism, A Capitol Rioter’s Autism Scares Me

A Personal Reflection

Photo by Jesse Young on Unsplash

The Hill reported on July, 30th 2021, that Daniel Goodwyn, a January 6th U.S. Capitol Rioter, refused to wear a face mask because of his “autism” during a recent hearing. According to his attorney, autism “makes it harder for him to wear masks.” Mr. Goodwyn attempted to chew through one in protest. The judge was livid about Mr…

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