I Learn Something New Every Day

I saw a report that the scumbag who shot up Oxford High School in Michigan, killing four and wounding another six, plans to make an insanity defense. I thought I’d check out how Michigan handles that. And I like it.

“Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity” has always bugged me. The victim is still dead, and the perp gets a clean criminal record (for that offense anyway). It bugged folks in Michigan, too; so they added another verdict options for juries: Guilty But Mentally Ill.

The perp goes to prison and gets psychiatric treatment. Progress is reported to the parole board. Mental evaluations can continue during any parole.

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