By Dr. Sinclair Grey III
What’s your opinion about someone who suffers from PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)? Should they be held responsible as well as accountable for their actions? When you stop to think about it for a moment, there are suffering from an illness that they didn’t ask for or wish to have. Your answer to that question may or may not help you in understanding this story.
Allen Wayne Morgan, a combat veteran with over 175 missions in Iraq pleaded guilty to wanting his neighbor, Clifford Maurice Mosley, a black man killed by a hitman from the KKK. Morgan’s attorneys contend that their client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, drug addiction, and depression. They are recommending that their client serve no more than five years in prison. The judge for this case, U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre has referred the matter to a government expert to determine Morgan’s health.
Morgan’s actions were brought to light when he spoke with an undercover agent who he thought was a hitman for the KKK. Morgan is recorded as saying, “I want this man hung from a tree like he is an animal. I want his penis cut off and I want him cut. You’re a hunting man right? I want him hung from a tree and gutted.” Morgan believed that Mosley had raped his wife.
Morgan also told the undercover agent that he had previously confronted Mosley outside of his home and fired several warning shots at him. There was no intent to kill him on that day because there were witnesses.
If his planned had succeeded, Morgan said he would have checked himself into the Veterans Administration hospital in order to have an alibi.
Morgan has confessed that his PTSD caused to him to try to end his life before.
Let’s be thankful that FBI agents were able to step in and foil Morgan’s plan. A serious case study needs to be done on PTSD and why people do what they do.
Source: Raw Story
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, activist, published author of (5) books, life coach, and liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life. He is a committed advocate for change. Email: [email protected]. Follow on Twitter @drsinclairgrey. Visit his website: www.sinclairgrey.org