Graphic body camera video shows police firing nearly a dozen shots, injuring 13-year-old boy with autism

Recently released body camera footage shows the moment Salt Lake City police officers fired nearly a dozen shots at a 13-year-old boy with autism, leaving him severely injured. 

Three investigations are now underway into the shooting of Linden Cameron, and his family is demanding answers after his mother’s 911 call for help resulted in her teen son’s shooting.

“I don’t feel good,” Linden could be heard saying on video as officers violently shout at him to “Get on the ground.”

At one point the 13-year-old says, “Tell my mom I love her.”

The officer’s bullets tore through Linden’s shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. 

His mother, Golda Barton, told CBS News that “he was running away” from the police out of fear. 

“He’s a small child. Why didn’t you just tackle him? You are big police officers with a massive amount of resources, come on, give me a break,”

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Research challenges conventional wisdom about key autism trait — ScienceDaily

A new study into the causes of sensorimotor impairments prevalent among autistic people could pave the way for better treatment and management in the future, say psychologists.

Publishing findings in the leading journal BRAIN, the scientists from the universities of Exeter and Bath present fresh evidence that sensorimotor difficulties associated with autism are likely caused by a number of complex and precise neurobiological processes, including differences in the way autistic people perceive the world around them.

Common sensorimotor features associated with autism can include sensory overload and impaired hand-eye coordination but also general clumsiness. In addition to the well-documented challenges traditionally associated with autism — notably in social communication and interaction, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours — these impairments represent a major hurdle for individuals and typically will last throughout their lives.

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“Based on parent or pediatrician concern, a pediatrician would prescribe Cognoa’s parent-facing mobile application,” Dave Happel, CEO of Cognoa, told Digital Trends. “Once in the app, the parent answers a 10- to 15-minute questionnaire about their child’s behavioral patterns, then uploads two home videos of the child capturing their behavior in a natural environment. The videos are sent to a trained professional, who observes [them] and answers questions about their observations, which is fed into Cognoa’s algorithms. In addition, the pediatrician answers a questionnaire about the child’s behavior.”

Cognoa’s algorithm then

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