The Right to a Defense for Autistic People: A Rejoinder to Zack Budryk’s Article

Recently there was a story in the Daily Beast that was horrific. In light of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, my stomach churned upon reading it. What was particularly more upsetting to me was that the young man involved was autistic. The circumstances are egregious.

According to the Daily Beast, defendant Jason Berlin was linked to a company called Efficient Pickup. On this website, he bragged about sexually assaulting an unconscious woman along with co-defendants Jonas Dick and Alexander Markham Smith. Berlin had sought out the services of his two co-defendants to have access to a sexual encounter. Continue reading “The Right to a Defense for Autistic People: A Rejoinder to Zack Budryk’s Article”