Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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Life's Simple Pleasures

Movies: It's been a while since I last saw The Hunt for Red October. It's still as brilliant a movie as ever, and one of the few movies Alec Baldwin has starred in that I actually liked his character.

Criminal Justice: Andrea Yates has been pronounced not guilty by reason of insanity for the murders of her five children. Despite this country's legal definition of insanity, which I think is completely inaccurate, I agree with the verdict. I think Yates was profoundly mentally disturbed when she did what she did. I don't consider that that makes her 'not guilty,' but I do think she merits treatment in a mental hospital more than she merits prison time. Frankly, her psiron is going to be her own memories of what she did, and I'd think that would be horrific enough. She's been living in that prison since the day of the murders.

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