LEGEN...wait for it...DARY
Join Date: Jul 2006
This is just ridiculous...I mean our justice system is absolutely retarded. A judge decides on hte guy's sanity. Not a trained professional, but even if we had a trained professional decide on it they would be hired and employeed by the state as well and that means overworked and underpaid. Therefore, they would also probably find the same as the judge with no training.
As for this particular case, the guy wasn't necessarily insane because of what he did. That is not how the law reads. It is what he was thinking when he did it. If he knew it was wrong, then he is guilty as a sane person. If he didn't he is not. If he is "crazy" then he is not fit to stand trial and he is treated in a professional asylum (or other correcitonal medical facilty) until he is. Then he would stand trial as a regular citizen.
MJB...the insanity defense is used very rarely and even less often used successfully. The movies and TV really overexxagerate the effectiveness of it. There is absolutely no way you can pass psychological examinations my multiple professionals unless you are very skilled at many things not to mention knowledgable.
On another note, since when did liberals become the new conservatives with all this "protect [insert group here] from [insert anything]" shit?