Either way this guy is going to be tried and convicted and is probably looking at the death penalty; there is just going to have to be a lot of taxpayer's money wasted just come to that conclusion.
It's not just the waste of the taxpayer's money ... which is considerable and in cases like these, IMO, unnecessary. And as you mentioned, Black people already get railroaded through the (un)justice system on trumped-up, fake. planted and manufactured charges all the time. I'm not talking about those kinds of cases where guilt or innocence is in question, and those kinds of protections are necessary to hopefully give the accused a fair trial.
I'm talking about open-and-shut crimes like this fool's here - and many others just like it - where there is NO question that this man is guilty as sin of the crime he is accused of. He stood up in a room and shot and killed 13 people and shot and wounded many, many more. There's NOTHING that can be said in a trial that would make the outcome any different than that. There is no defense that can give him a choice of being found either guilty or innocent. Too many people saw him do it. To even given the choice to plead 'not guilty' is a waste of time, energy, effort and money. And the appeals to which he is entitled afterward, is an even bigger waste of everything again.
And there are plenty of cases, just like this one, where the suspect is so unbelievably "caught red-handed" that taking the time to formulate a "defense" for innocence is simply ridiculous. With all the over-crowded court dockets, public defenders and other court personnel over-worked, under-paid and unable to give a proper defense to those who really need and deserve one .. I say, a couple of hearings to find out if this guy is sane or crazy, the crime was intentional or accidental or whether he lives or dies ... and then move on to matters that are actually important.
Maybe if the system wasn't being clogged up with these types of frivolous proceedings, more important judicial business could get done.