June 3, 2013, - 6:32 pm
If you want to see why Americans are afraid to have hardened Islamic terrorists tried on American soil–and why Bill Clinton didn’t want to capture and return Bin Laden to the U.S. for trial–all you have to do is look at the circus that is the Nidal Malik Hasan trial. Although his is a military trial, there are plenty of nutty judges in American civilian courts just like the ass that is military judge Col. Tara A. Osborn. As I previously told you, she replaced the original judge who was removed for “religious discrimination” after he insisted that Hasan shave his beard, as is required in the military. Osborn has, on the other hand, granted every circus act request by Hasan. And, now, as if his victims and his victims’ families haven’t been victimized enough, Colonel-atrix Osborn granted Hasan an office, lots of staff, and the right to question his victims. It’s an outrage–an Islamic terrorist gets to harass his victims further than he has already. He murdered 13, and I guess that’s not enough. Now he gets to harass those who were lucky enough to survive, courtesy of you–the American taxpayer.
On Monday a judge said she would allow Maj. Nadal Hasan to represent himself during his murder trial. This means he will get to question potential jurors and cross examine victims he’s accused of shooting.
The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, Monday heard a doctor’s report about Hasan’s physical condition before ruling on his request. The doctor said Hasan would be able to sit for 12 hours with breaks. Hasan is paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the attack at the Texas Army post.
The judge said last week that a report indicates Hasan is mentally competent to represent himself. Jury selection is set to start Wednesday.
Court was in recess until 12:30 p.m. Monday, at which time the judge, prosecutors and Hasan discussed the logistics of the trial scheduled to begin July 1.
WFAA reports that Hasan asked for a three-month delay to ID witnesses and prepare evidence.
Judge Osborn ordered the U.S. Army to set up an office for Hasan by 3 p.m. Monday, since he has no defense team anymore. . . . Officials say eighteen portential jurors, or panelists. are coming from out of town for the jury selection process. Hasan faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted.
Col. Osborn made the ruling to let Hasan represent himself after a two-hour hearing Monday morning from inside a heavily fortified courthouse guarded by armed soldiers. She later ordered Army officials to set up an office for Hasan by 3 p.m. this afternoon, as he dismissed his defense team. . . .
Survivors of the shooting have expressed anxiety about Hasan cross-examining them at trial. “It’s a huge concern,” said Army Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, now retired. “People are basically saying ‘how do they expect us to act?’” “They need to think about the repercussions of him representing himself and what that might do to the victims and families of the deceased,” Sgt. Lunsford explained.
The former Army medic said Maj. Hasan shot him seven times, once in the head at close range and six times in his body. Blind now in his left eye, Sgt. Lunsford also lost half of his intestines while trying to recover from the 2009 attack. “We’ve gone through major life changes,” he said. “He’s being treated like he’s the victim. What’s going to stop one of us from jumping across that table?” . . .
Hasan said he reads the Koran for two hours in the morning. “I fast quite frequently and skip lunch,” he said.
Aw, what a saint!
Selection of a panel, known as a jury in the military justice system, begins Wednesday. Hasan’s trial is scheduled to start on July 1.
Yes, you are paying for him to set up an office, have a staff, and put his victims through more and more and more.
G-d Bless America. Or more like, G-d save this dying nation.
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