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  •  He's just charged. (5+ / 0-)

    Not convicted.  They may have to drop the charges.  I'm pretty sure they can get him for something regarding lying on the application, though.

    •  Depends (1+ / 0-)
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      Kentucky Kid

      All he did on the application was transpose his first and middle names.

      The quotes from his Facebook page display an extremely poor grasp of (at least) written English. He's mentally ill, possibly mentally disabled, and definitely educationally deficient.

      Given all that, it would be hard to prove to the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard that he intended to deceive when he put his names in the wrong places on the form. Even a confession would be questionable given his apparent mental state.

      It is fairly obvious that he is a danger to others and needs to be court-ordered into treatment, and I'm sure that will be the eventual outcome. He's an adult this time. Let's hope he actually makes it into the system.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:19:25 PM PST

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      •  i'm wondering if they can go to court, and (2+ / 0-)
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        kyril, Dogs are fuzzy

        request a psychological evaluation, based on his facebook(?) comments and pictures? that may be a way to keep him off the streets for a while. assuming that comes back "he's barking mad", they could then request involuntary commitment.

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