We're not talking about locking people away with no recourse. We are talking about making it practical to commit dangerous people first, before they kill people, then going through the process while everyone, including the mentally ill person is safe.
I'll go ahead and do a little digging, see if I can cite examples of the laws on the books as we speak. They are there because we were looking at the exact wording when my daughter got bad at one point.
The objection that removed their teeth was that it somehow was locking them up without due process.
The problem is the pendulum has swung too far the other way and we are here.
When it comes right down to it my right to live trumps his right to freedom.
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