Originally Posted by NewChief
How do you prove that someone is a danger worthy of life behind bars or in an institution until they've committed a crime with a sentence of that duration? That's a pretty major violation of our constitutional rights, I'd think.
You start by eliminating the concept of insanity/diminished mental capacity as a defense. Pull a knife on someone? Get charged like anyone else would. Threaten to kill someone, again, charged accordingly.
Stop dismissing the actions of these people because they are crazy. You want to use mental health in determining where they are incarcerated? Fine. Use it to dismiss their actions? No.