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Gifford's attacker not competent to stand trial?

By mental defect. How should he have to pay for his crime?


Asked by QuinnMae at 3:18 PM on May. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (19)
  • Give him 4 months to be re-evaluated. He deserves the death penalty regardless of his mental condition. It is of no benefit of society to attempt to rehabilitate him. Nor is it a benefit to anyone, including Loughner to spend the rest of his days in prison.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:25 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Life in a mental institution at the very least. Guy is a whack job and a danger to society.


    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 3:24 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • A lead pill would fix what's wrong with him ...

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 5:48 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • By mental defect.

    This, somehow, seems redundant. It would take a person with a 'mental defect' to do the things this person did. It is almost a given. Does this mean the guy is incompetent? Nah, he knew exactly what he was doing and that it was wrong. That is why he fully expected to be killed by the police and never have to stand trial. 


    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:16 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • He is incompetent to stand trial. He should remain in a prison for the criminally insane and left there until he is either dead or competent to stand trial. It's really rather a simple answer

    Answer by adnilm at 8:17 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • What ever happened to "you do the crime you do the time'?

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 3:33 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • What ever happened to "you do the crime you do the time'?
    Unethical, amoral lawyers happened.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 3:36 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • My initial thought was that it would actually be easier to get him locked into a mental institution... but I also see that John Hinckley is getting to go home for family visits after spending years in a mental hospital for attempting to assassinate President Reagan. I don't want any chance that Loughner could get the same privilege.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:57 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • What does "pay for his crime" even mean? Jail is for people we're afraid of, not for people we're mad at. The type of facility he stays in doesn't matter as much as the end result.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:04 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I am not surprised.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:52 PM on May. 25, 2011