Taking PTSD into account in capital punishment

A study suggests the courts should consider PTSD in sentencing the death penalty. Maybe they should go a bit further. Sending our guys into combat where they don’t belong makes this an issue. Sure, PTSD can occur as the result of a traffic accident or a dog bite. And as a result of poor judgement. But that is why war was intended to be entered only with the approval of congress.

Story with my comments: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/11/10/new-report-looks-at-military-veterans-ptsd-capital-punishment/

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2 responses to “Taking PTSD into account in capital punishment

  1. PTSD also occurs, I believe, among members of police forces.

    If one doesn’t want to be placed in harm’s way and perhaps be killed, maimed or suffer the effects of PTSD, then maybe one shouldn’t volunteer for military membership. The approval of Congress is a tangential, but different issue, IMHO.

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