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Actually, I'm a DA, and I prosecute murderers

I swore an oath to enforce the criminal law, and I am absolutely committed to doing so. But I also swore an oath to defend the constitution, and I'm not going to advocate for short cuts just because people like you think it will save us a couple pennies. Unlike you, I don't have the luxury of treating this like a pet partisan issue. This is a big part of my job, and I take it seriously. Given how fundamental of an issue it is, you should do the same.

Notwithstanding your crass retort, the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment applies to all persons, not just citizens. Know why? Because even in the age of slavery, the framers were enlightened enough to see that it is completely illegitimate to try and convict someone of a crime if that person isn't of sufficiently sound mind to understand what is happening around them. The state is free to establish civil commitment proceedings for incompetent defendants, and I expect it will do so here. But a legitimate justice system cannot convict someone of a crime when they are incompetent to defend themselves.

Once again, your arrogance has gotten the better of you. You should check yourself and realize you are out of your league. I respect that you're a veteran, and I wouldn't pretend to know more than you about national defense. You should learn some humility and do the same when it comes to issues of criminal law. You are clearly ignorant about basic concepts of due process.

[Post edited by churdslick at 02/15/2020 5:31PM]

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Posted: 02/15/2020 at 1:59PM


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