Wednesday, June 09, 2010

People v. Wilkinson (Cal. Ct. App. - June 9, 2010)

The first sentence of this opinion begins: "Shelbe Wilkinson was found to be a mentally retarded person pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 6500."

Which somewhat surprised me. Since you don't hear the words "mentally retarded" much in the modern era. Though that's indeed the term the statute uses.

Even here in left-of-center, otherwise-pretty-p.c. California.

POSTSCRIPT - Off topic, I know. But I knew the guy just two years earlier. This doesn't even look like him at the time. At all.