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Friday, January 20, 2006

Surprise! Trish DeAngelis Does Have A Heart!

I was shocked to read in The Daily Gazette that Trish DeAngelis, Rensselaer County D.A., has agreed to send John Raymond of Troy to a secure psychiatric facility rather than prison. Raymond was charged with arson because he set a fire in his apartment in an attempt to kill himself. As I have argued several times in this blog, would be suicides should get psychiatric help not prison.

According to The Gazette, DeAngelis said, "This is one of the rare cases that is appropriate for this type of disposition." My own feeling is that these cases are not as rare as DeAngelis would have us believe.

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