Veteran Courts in Texas

http://www.texastribune.org/stories/2010/may/17/veterans-courts/

The article above outlines a new concept floating around the Texas Judicial System in regards to veterans.  The idea is that veterans returning from war tend to have issues, the article even calls it Shell-shock, which can lead to addiction and crime. They want to change the legal system to a form of ajudication where-by veteran’s who have broken the law can skip punishment and be entered into a treatment program for their PTSD instead.

I agree and disagree with this. I agree that there should be a treatment program for PTSD attached to any offender that pleades PTSD as their cause. However, I don’t feel it should be the get out of jail free card. I have PTSD and I don’t run around commiting crimes or using illegal drugs. What do you think?

Wilden

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