"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
He had to be evaluated and was, and likely was diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. These more than any other dx will sometimes get an incompetence judgment.
Schizophrenic or schizoaffective folks might be "aware" of what they're doing, even alert and oriented to person, place, etc., but the assessment of their thought formulation, processes, content, etc. sometimes demonstrate an inability to understand rationally what they're doing or why.
Last edited by Neomalthusian; 05-25-11 at 03:56 PM.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
I'm still upset that tea party rallies made him like this. CNN and the sheriff told me so.
This is clearly a waste of time and money. There are way too many credible witnesses of the incident. They may even have video also? Crazy or not, it's the nature of his act. You can never, ever trust someone who does something like this. It's time take him out and move on with more important things. We will accomplish nothing be taking our sweet time with this, except put off other responsibilities that may need the attention.
Perhaps they could fly a new law through that would apply to ongoing and future cases that have so much overwhelming evidence such as this one. It would force an immediate trial leading to guilt and punishment of death within a 24 hr period. It should only be conducted in special circumstances like ones as self-obvious as these.
Last edited by empireofreason; 05-25-11 at 05:01 PM.
He can't defend himself at trial. Holding a trial at this point would be a mockery. In the meantime, he will be institutionalized for the safety of the community.
Honestly, I don't understand what everyone is so upset about. It's not like he's getting away with anything.
Read more: Judge finds Jared Loughner incompetent to stand trialThe judge said the experts who examined Loughner both concluded that he was schizophrenic suffering from paranoia and delusions. His mental illness is such that he does not trust his own lawyers and cannot at this point assist in his own defense.
As long as he's locked up, he's paying for his crime. They think he can be "restored to competency". Then the trial will proceed.
Insane criminals of this caliper are NOT kept in the best of conditions.
Honestly - if he were aware of **** - he'd WANT to be just a regular prisoner and NOT spending his days pilled up and roped in a nut house. There will be no right to demand tv and pb and j where he's going
I most certainly wouldn't want to end up where he's going - those found criminally insane have limited freedom and rights even more so than the other mass-murderers and killers in the system.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow