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The Insanity Plea is a book about the Uses Abuses of the Insanity Defense in various cases The book is by William J Winslade and Judith Wilson Ross In this report I will basically summarize the book and tell you different ways people have used and abused the Criminal Justice System using The Insanity Plea I will first talk about the case of Dan White On November 18 1978 Preliminary reports began broadcasting news of the events in a town called Jonestown at first all that was known was that people of a religious cult shot and may have even killed California Congressman Leo Ryan Then on November 27 9 days after the news of the death of Congressman Ryan another 2 deaths happened George Moscone the mayor of San Francisco and Harvey Milk a city supervisor and the leader of San Franciscos politically active gay community had been shot and killed at death in the San Francisco City Hall The Police then sniffed-out and charged Dan White with the murders of the 3 people In 2 years the trial ended with the verdict of guilty on the account of manslaughter He was later sentenced to 7 years and 8 months in a Prison with a possibility of parole after 5 After the verdict there were Riots breaking out in the streets because of the verdict Before hand he was elected a Supervisor and resigned because he didnt like the way that Politics worked The point before that I may not have mentioned is that the defense argued that he was insane and that a person with a normal background who was brought up in
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