1. It's unfortunate this law was not in effect last year.
Thirty-eight days before the attack on the Century Aurora 16 movie theater, the psychiatrist treating suspect James Holmes told a police officer that her patient had confessed homicidal thoughts and was a danger to the public, according to newly unsealed court documents in the murder case against Holmes.
One, something like that requires a judicial decision, not merely that of a private person who may be more worried about his or her liability insurance rates than fairness. Second, it is unfair to expect medical professionals to accept the responsibility of acting like judges. Their job is to take care of the patient, period.