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The Insanity Defense
Transcript of The Insanity Defense
-Kansas, Utah, Montana, Idaho If people in those states are not allowed to plead NGRI, then how are we the "Land of the Free"? Where everyone has a right to live and be
prosecuted by a non-bias jury? We are not and this is against Amendment VI 2. Change and strengthen the test that
decipher if the victim is NGRI The M'Naghten Test and the Single/Dual Plea Defendants need forensic psychiatric help in unraveling the complicated mind of said "murderer" It is not as simple as asking a "yes or no" question, and should not be riddled so 3. Each state that has the Insanity Defense
should have the same rules and regulations
that go with it Standards, test, etc., for the Insanity
Defense differ per state
In one, he or she may be deemed NGRI
and yet in its' neighboring state, they may not The rules for determining if
one is or isn't should be the same through
out every state If the plea is not kept in the legal system we are letting done our fellow Americans The Insanity Plea should stay in the legal system,
not to protect liars, but for those who actually need it Picture for slide 3 URL: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zwb2xH6mP60/T7Q_u5GcFDI/AAAAAAAAAac/hxbof1ymEBI/s1600/insane.jpg
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Only then will
it reach its