ASBOs Gone Mad

Charity pleads for tolerance as autistic youngsters face Asbos. I appreciate the need for some sort of control over the worst excesses of some of society’s nutters but the use of ASBOs against the mentally ill is outrageous. From the article:

In one example discovered by BIBIC, an Asbo was given to a 15-year-old with Tourette syndrome, which can involve an inability to stop shouting out profanities. The order banned the teenager from swearing in public, something made impossible by the gravity of his disorder.

If we can’t apply the law with some common sense then it really needs to be changed, and quickly.

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