Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cable News is Making Me Stupid

CNN's new refugee from Fox News just told me you can't lock people up for "intent." That's true if you mean we don't have mindreading machines to divine that intent, but you can certain lock people up for conspiracy to commit, attempted murder, or related if you have actual evidence of intent (those better versed in criminal law can nitpick the details, but the point is if my plot to kill people is uncovered, with evidence, they don't have to wait until I actually do it.)