If we just processed him like a traditonal criminal he could be bailed out while awaiting trial - Does anyone want that? The very center of this issue is that he actually threatened someone's life - and he might actually follow through with that. If he goes to court he will NOT be facing life in prison or something, you know. How long might he sit in a cell and cook? A few months? A few years? Is that going to actually mellow out his threat?
Yes - That's how everyone else's view might actually pan out if his possible mental status is ignored = him being out and about, looking for an opportunity to finish what he started.
However - If he has PTSD issues - he needs medical help so he WON'T actually follow through with his threat. If he's determined to be mentally unstable he can LEGALLY be obtained for SAFETY reasons - and he will NOT be given such quick 'out the door' access to freedom and all that many fun weapons at his disposal.
He WILL come home at some point. He will not be getting locked away for life - he WILL be out of the legal-mire at some point. When that point comes to do you want him to be sort of "normal" in the head post treatment or do you still want him to be ****ed in the head without any treatment and FREE?
As we've seen from Loughner: if you IGNORE the fact that someoen might be ****ED in the head - and you just let them wander FREE to act on their feelings they MIGHT actually follow through with their THREATS. Is that what everyone wants from Fuller? Do others actually want him to be bailed out of jail, mentally unstable and actually KILL someone?
Would that make you all feel good or something? I absolutely and most certainly don't want him to be wandering around looking for an opportunity to try to lick his wound with a .50. If he's coming back around I'd rather he be a little better off and not wrapped in thick bitterness and hatred.
My view = a higher chance that he WON'T act on his threat. It's scientifically proven.
Other people's view = a higher chance that he WILL act on his threat. It's scientifically proven.
Sorry it pisses everyone off - but that's how people work. That's how things are. IF he has a mental issue right now and he does NOT receive treatment he WILL be free WITH his ****ed up mind.