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Re: Pentagon Hacker Gary McKinnon Will NOT Be Prosecuted

Indeed! I think Western-influenced cultures for many years have wrestled with what to do when mentally-perturbed individuals commit crime, not to mention what should fall under the mentally-ill label. It's been argued by some that no sane, mentally-responsible person will even commit certain kinds of crime... so the kind of crime could even influence an understanding of whether the perp is sane or not. Yet crimes almost demand appropriate punishment for the perpetrator, both for "justice" and to discourage others - so what to do with a mentally-ill perp? Like you, I only see this all intensifying. In some non-Western cultures, a perp's mental state is almost irrelevant to the punishment for an offense, so it's a non-issue for them (for better or worse).
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