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    Default Insanity acquittal: Memphis FF killer walks

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=46&id=49430

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    Dunno.I was watching Channel 3 last night http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=4935597 and the relatives of those murdered were just devastated and falling to the floor after the verdict.
    Okay,if Fred Williams has been deemed mentally ill,get him the help that he needs but when he is deemed to be cured,DO NOT release him like John Hinckley was.Let him finish his life sentence in a jail.For that matter,Hinckely can be his cellmate.
    I remember reading that Hinckley was asking to have the cuffs loosened as they were hurting him and that truly insane people do not feel pain.
    I wonder if the MPDs that arrested this guy have a similar report on what he said when arrested.
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    a bomb would drop if they let him out.....guarenteed

    my heart goes out to the victims family.

    How can you be so insane that you aren't responsible for your actions, but sane enough to kill the people you want to kill?
    good point, EastKyFF, i just dont see that!?!?!

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    not for nothing, but he isn't walking. instead of being sent to jail, he's being sent to a psych hospital, one where he can get mental help. yes, he was found not guilty, but he's still being locked up in a looney bin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    I remember reading that... truly insane people do not feel pain.
    ?!?!? Regardless of my feelings on any of the rest of this, I find this statement very disturbing! Wherever you read that was surely not a reputable source!
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    If I remember rightly,it was the Washington Post so you may have a point.;D
    The article mentioned he was complaining about how tight the cuffs were and was asking that they be loosened.

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    ?!?!? Regardless of my feelings on any of the rest of this, I find this statement very disturbing! Wherever you read that was surely not a reputable source!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrParasite
    not for nothing, but he isn't walking. instead of being sent to jail, he's being sent to a psych hospital, one where he can get mental help. yes, he was found not guilty, but he's still being locked up in a looney bin.

    Having been involved in that incident I can say I am truly ****ed. He should have been sent to a 23hr a day lockup for the rest of his life. He knew exactly what he was doing and who he was after.

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    Larry hit it on the head. I hope that judge (that is getting ready to retire) and the defense lawyers sleep like **** from here on out. Fred Williams belongs in one of two places: behind bars or six feet under.
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    Amen Bill !

    I wonder what the reason was for giving him just a bench trial ?
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    Larry hit it on the head. I hope that judge (that is getting ready to retire) and the defense lawyers sleep like **** from here on out.
    Unfortunately, I dont think that will be the case. (NOT ALL are like this, and is just my opinion) Lawyers seem to put their conscience in their back pocket when they step into a trial setting, therefore no sleep is lost during these proceedings. Other than how to beat the opposing lawyer of course. I have no doubt that there are many (likey most) lawyers who really do think and try to do the best for the public that they can. But as with everything, there are always exceptions to any rule.
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    This whole insanity thing just burns my a**, always has. The way I see it, sane people dont kill unless 1. time of war and your in a battle or 2. self defense, so we already know your "not right". So why even bring it up in court? I know, the law. Well guess what, the law needs to be changed.

    Then again, I dont buy the whole mental health thing anyway. IMHO, its nothing but a convienent excuse for people who are to lazy to deal with the real world.

    Sorry if that bothers anyone, just the way I see it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    IMHO, its nothing but a convienent excuse for people who are to lazy to deal with the real world.

    So you're saying that the fact that lazy rhymes with crazy is no accident?!



    By the way, this all sounds like some bovine scatology to me as well !!
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