American justice is broken

25 May

Brian David Mitchell, the man who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart, was a paranoid schizophrenic who thought he was a prophet of God. He was sentenced to life in prison today, and rightfully so.

Jared Lee Loughner, the man who killed six innocent people and wounded thirteen more, has been declared as mentally unfit for trial. He left voice mails for people before the incident stating, “Please don’t be mad at me.” This illustrates he knew what he was going to do was wrong. The fact that he left these voice mails and had to purchase ammo the morning of the incident demonstrates that he planned the act and anticipated a specific outcome.  Loughner had long disliked Representative Gabrielle Giffords, showing that his crime was not one of impulse but rather had solid motives behind it.

pre·med·i·ta·tion

n., contemplation of a crime well enough in advance to show deliberate intent to commit the crime

Hopefully this decision will be appealed and Loughner will stand trial for his crime sometime in the future.  This incident was one of the biggest tragedies in recent American history and the man should be held responsible for his actions.  Allowing defense attorneys to pull the wool over the eyes of our justice system is unacceptable.

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One Response to “American justice is broken”

  1. Thad @ Forex Trading Software August 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM #

    The world is going crazy.

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