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Loughner still incompetent for trial, hearing set

A psychologist says accused Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner is still incompetent to stand trial. While Loughner's mental state is improving, he should remain in a prison hospital for another four months, she said. His attorneys agreed.... Read more»

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Feb 2, 2012, 7:11 pm
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Justice delayed…again. Quack Pietz and His Dishonor Burns should both be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for their parts in unnecessarily perpetuating this circus.

How many times are we going to commemorate another January 8 anniversary before this idiot’s trial finally starts?

Feb 3, 2012, 12:16 am
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A comment on this story was removed because, as near as I could tell, it was off-topic.

Feb 3, 2012, 9:52 am
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I’m gonna throw out a conspiracy theory here…again, just a theory, but it seems to fit…

Though this tragedy happened in Tucson, it has been thrust on the national stage. Also on the national stage was the Casey Anthony trial.

Casey Anthony got a pass on killing her daughter because the idiotic jurors couldn’t tell the difference between doubt and reasonable doubt.

The intention based on what we’ve seen so far from the federal courts is that they intend to give Loughner a pass on his crimes because he’s “crazy”.

My conspiracy theory is that the federal court system knows that the public would be so outraged by seeing two people get a pass for their crimes in a short amount of time. This is why they’re deliberately stalling this idiots trial…they’re waiting for people to forget Casey Anthony before they proceed. Allowing two people passes in such a short amount of time would enrage the public so badly that they might actually do something about it. Space it out long enough between passes…and the public will still be mad, but not mad enough to do anything about it.

Feb 4, 2012, 8:53 am
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Personally,  I am just as emotional over this as any other Tucson native, but if you look at Jared’s psychological track record, he is the very definition of an anti-social, paranoid schizophrenic.  We have an insanity plea for that very reason (in AZ it’s considered “guilty but insane”) - if anyone is deserving of this title, and the legal proceedings afforded to it, I would say it would be him.  Yes, there is evidence that it was premeditated, making it more sticky. And NO, I do not want him to walk free or to get off easy in any way.  Labeling him insane does not remove his guilt, or change what he did.  It does, however, lend a credible hand toward explaining how an individual could commit such a horrific crime.  Jared Loughner is not playing with a full deck of cards; I think we can all agree on that much.

Feb 5, 2012, 4:16 am
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Loughner probably is not playing with a “full deck of cards”. But, please allow me another card-related analogy…his crime was so horrific, and clearly pre-medidated, that the “crazy” card shouldn’t be allowed to be played. To me it looks as if he’s working the system pretty well. Larry Burns is supposed to be smart enough to know better…I guess the bar for federal judges has been set pretty low or something.

I say it is time for Arizonans again to do the job the feds won’t do. A year and counting, and Loughner’s trial start date is no where in sight. The victims, their families, and this community deserves much better, and it is absolutely inexcusable that justice in this matter has been constantly and unnecessarily delayed. A year is plenty of time to start someone’s, anyone’s, trial.

I call upon the Pima County attorney, or the Arizona Attorney General’s office, to do the job the feds won’t do. Any deference those two offices show the Federal Government is out of courtesy, not obligation. Since that courtesy has not been returned nor appreciated, it is time to take matters in to our own hands. Loughner is caught dead-to-rights for six counts of first-degree murder, 13 counts of attempted murder, and a whole host of lesser charges. I say it is past time to indict at a local level, and finally do the right thing that the feds won’t do.

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