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Response to IdaBriggs (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 02:36 PM

9. Excusing crime by saying someone is mentally ill is an insult to those who really are mentally ill.

I would like to see our court system changed so that when a crime like this is committed insanity is no longer a plea. Instead the suspect would go through a trial to determine if he/she is innocent or guilty using only the facts of the case. After the first trial - then a plea of insanity can be offered when sentencing is decided.

This would remove the idea of using insanity as a means of getting off after you commit a crime.

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