Posted by Racer on February 25, 2006, at 13:58:55
In reply to Re: I agree » Racer, posted by Gabbix2 on February 25, 2006, at 12:41:01
> I don't believe it either.
> And even if there was no monetary incentive,
> there's always the attention given to someone who suddenly comes up with something like that.
> And anyone who's worked in a bad environment knows just how outrageous the gossip can get, I imagine prison is no different!
LOL! I wasn't thinking monetary -- I was thinking, "I wonder if this chick got a great plea deal?"
Although, now that I'm thinking about it more, I could also see someone who didn't "believe in" mental illness, maybe just deciding to "stop that chick faking it" by telling a story like this.
Mostly, though, I think either attention or probation. The one thing I don't think is "truth." That Yates woman was sick. Psychotic. And she believed that what she was doing was RIGHT -- even though she knew it was illegal.
Don't get me started on the mental illness defenses in this country, nor the way certain juvenile cases are handled these days... All it'll lead to is me banging my shoes on the table and raising my voice...