I think the story is a complex with with a lot of interesting aspects to it. Do I think it’s right to let someone off the hook for simply being ‘stupid?’ Probably not - but then again, look at how many people use the insanity plea and actually get away with that.
What’s stopping someone from acting like a fucking moron in hopes that that’ll keep them from behind bars?[/quote]
All too true…but don’t you think it is crazy for the government to say he is too smart for the special needs prison…Then go around and say he is too stupid for regular prison. I know a lot of things in life are very gray areas but this seems cut and dry to me. I mean we have children that go to jail here for murder but this guy gets nothing. It is crazy. Plus he has had multiple offenses all thrown out because he is right on the cusp of mental retardation.
"In February 2004, Falardeau allegedly attacked a guard at the Middleton jail during a head count. He had been jailed after a probation officer reported an angry confrontation with him in her office.
Falardeau was then charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on an ambulance attendant, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in April 2006.
According to reports, he allegedly hurled an oxygen tank out a second-floor window, and attacked EMTs and police as the EMTs tried to transport his roommate to the hospital for seizures…The first time I hit him was in the jaw. Then I hit him in the forehead. As he was going down I hit him on the top of the head," Falardeau told police in reports. “The first punch seemed like a knockout.”…
“I have a learning disability. If you think I’m going to remember these questions in court, it ain’t happening,” Falardeau allegedly told police."
This man is a public nuisance and should be put behind bars.Smart enough to know this…yet he remembers vividly how he killed the guy. Even insane people are not let go they are put in special housing and such so they can be evaluated. This just seems very wrong