In Memoriam: Katie McCarron
Logical Fallacy #10)
“The fallacy of Samaritan Intent: This is a denial of responsibility that occurs when one’s arguments/actions have been shown to have led to harm. The excuse is offered that the person was only trying to help, or was not expert in the subject in the first place and should for that reason not be seen as culpable.
A) Look, she is a great person who was just trying to help kids, and got into the field to only because she wanted to make a difference. She is suffering enough emotionally, because of her mistake, so let us drop the issue.”
With this in mind, please go and read Autism Diva’s review of the murder of Katie McCaron. Autism Diva speaks for me on this issue as well: http://autismdiva.blogspot.com/2006/05/if-we-believe-absurdities-we-shall.html