I need to take a moment to vent about Jennifer Mee, also known as the Hiccup Girl. Her attorney is claiming she has Tourette Syndrome and is using this condition as a defense against first degree murder. The police said she lured a 22-year-old man to a meeting where he was robbed and shot. If you haven’t read about this, check out this article from ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/US/hiccup-girl-lawyers-defense-tourettes/story?id=11975237. Here is also a link to a statement made by the Tourette Syndrome Association regarding this issue: http://bit.ly/8ZGsGN
Tourette Syndrome is constantly sensationalized by the media, talk shows and entertainment shows. Go to Twitter some time and do a search on the word Tourette. Ignorant, inconsiderate people are continuously making fun of the condition. I think this trend needs to stop. The general public needs to raise their awareness of this devastating disorder. A great site with information about Tourette Syndrome is the Tourette Syndrome Association web site at http://www.tsa-usa.org/.
And finally, please don’t let Jennifer Mee be a representation of people with Tourette Syndrome.