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View Diary: Stop Blaming Newtown Tragedy On Mental Illness (301 comments)

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  •  Are you arguing that committing murder (3+ / 0-)
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    is de facto evidence of mental illness?  That argument would lead to a legal system where every murderer is not guilty by reason of insanity.
    It would mean that a person who is clinically psychotic and unable to distinguish reality from fantasy has no more protection under the law than the person who decides that the music is too loud and shoots up a car full of kids.

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