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Shoe Bomber Sues Over Harsh U.S. Prison Conditions
Reuters.com ^ | Thu Aug 19, 2004 | staff writer

Posted on 08/20/2004 8:04:49 AM PDT by yankeedame

Shoe Bomber Sues Over Harsh U.S. Prison Conditions
Thu Aug 19, 2004 08:39 PM ET

DENVER (Reuters) - "Shoe bomber" Richard Reid has sued U.S. prison authorities for imposing harsh conditions including isolation and a lack of access to Arabic language religious books. Reid is serving a life sentence for attempting to use explosives in his shoes to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami three months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Reid, a British citizen, wants a judge to order prison authorities to give him "the same rights and privileges as other inmates held in this prison."

Reid has been at the Administrative Maximum Facility in Colorado, popularly known as Supermax, since February 2003.

In May, a federal prison official told Reid U.S. authorities had ordered special administrative measures to restrict Reid's access to mail, media, telephone and visitors.

"These measures have been imposed because there is a substantial risk that your communications or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury," the official wrote.

In the handwritten suit, filed in U.S. district court in Denver on Wednesday, Reid said he has a window he cannot see out of and is denied access to broadcast and print news.

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© Copyright Reuters 2004. All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: richardreid; shoebomber; time; timemag; timemagazine

1 posted on 08/20/2004 8:04:49 AM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

Okay, okay. Transfer him to general pop.


2 posted on 08/20/2004 8:05:55 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: yankeedame

Why isn't this silly s.o.b. at Gitmo with the rest of the terrorists?


3 posted on 08/20/2004 8:06:30 AM PDT by No_Outcome_But_Victory (Reagan preferred to shoot the bear... the verdict of history will be simple: nice aim.)
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To: yankeedame

"Reid said he has a window he cannot see out of and is denied access to broadcast and print news."

That's why it's called PRISON and not a resort!


4 posted on 08/20/2004 8:07:21 AM PDT by Bigh4u2
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To: yankeedame

Mr. Reid, are your conditions harsh compared to tumbling 30,000 feet in -40 degree air to your death in the middle of the ocean, in the middle of the night, strapped to others screaming because they are suffering the same fate? Because that's what was going to happen to you and 200 innocent people if you had been successful. Every day you are alive is a gift to you.


5 posted on 08/20/2004 8:08:48 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

I like your solution.

I think he'd last about 10 minutes.


6 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:04 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: yankeedame
This piece of FILTH almost killed my parents. He should be kept under a pig farm. Hell, if it were up to me he should be fed to pigs.
7 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:30 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: yankeedame

Screw him.


8 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:55 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: yankeedame
"All civilizations rise ... and then fall."
Princess Irulan, Chronicles of Mu'a dib

This shoe bomber terrorist vermin, aided by his helpers,
including the lamestream media
hope to speed up the fall of the United States.
He is a waste of oxygen, certainly after his conviction.


"We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid ...
"You’re a big fellow. But you’re not that big. You’re no warrior. I know warriors....
You are a terrorist, a species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders."
To call you a soldier gives you far too much stature.
You are a terrorist, and we do not negotiate with terrorists.
We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice. ...
"See that flag, Mr. Reid?
That is the flag of the United States of America
That flag will fly there long after this is long forgotten.
"
[Federal Chief Judge William Young, First Circuit to Terrorist Shoebomber Reid]


9 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: yankeedame

Isn't there a Bob & Tom song, "Prisoner of Love"?


10 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:58 AM PDT by Old Sarge (ZOT 'em all, let MOD sort 'em out!)
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To: yankeedame
"In the handwritten suit, filed in U.S. district court in Denver on Wednesday, Reid said he has a window he cannot see out of and is denied access to broadcast and print news."

Life sure does suck, doesn't it?

11 posted on 08/20/2004 8:10:12 AM PDT by Commiewatcher
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To: yankeedame
I feel so sorry for this guy.

Let's behead him so he feels more at home.

12 posted on 08/20/2004 8:10:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

There really isn't general population in Admax.

They stay in their cells 23 1/2 hours a day, and when they are taken out, they are shackled, both leg and hands.

Now, if they really want to punish you, there is NO human contact with the prisoner. They deliver food by electronic cart. They take it to a whole new level if they want to.


13 posted on 08/20/2004 8:10:56 AM PDT by Guillermo (OJ was innocent because Mark Furhman said the "N" word.)
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To: yankeedame
I honestly can't understand why this POS is still alive.
14 posted on 08/20/2004 8:11:32 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: yankeedame

Good thing its not my decision.

If I had my way, I'd have the feds contract him out to a construction firm thats pecializes in building demolition.

Hopefully, they would fill his underwear with explosives, tie him to a wrecking ball and swing him into a condemned building to initiate a demolition.


15 posted on 08/20/2004 8:11:33 AM PDT by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: Commiewatcher

Ha, they have a window, but they spray it with some kind of frosty substance.

From what I've read, there is extremely little outside stimulation.

Even their "visits" are conducted over a monitor they have in their cells.


16 posted on 08/20/2004 8:12:08 AM PDT by Guillermo (OJ was innocent because Mark Furhman said the "N" word.)
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To: yankeedame

Ok. Then transfer him to a prison in Egypt. That will shut him up.


17 posted on 08/20/2004 8:13:34 AM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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To: yankeedame

What the dumb SOB needs to sue for is plastic surgery!


18 posted on 08/20/2004 8:15:45 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Shryke
This piece of FILTH almost killed my parents

Really? That really bring the whole thing home. I am truly grateful this man was caught and your parents are safe. To hear him whine just makes my blood boil.

19 posted on 08/20/2004 8:18:49 AM PDT by KJacob (God's purpose is never the same as man's purpose.)
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To: dead

Jailhouse music being a basic human right, I've borrowed yours.

20 posted on 08/20/2004 8:19:04 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Shryke
He should be kept under a pig farm. Hell, if it were up to me he should be fed to pigs.

The pigs should then be auctioned on Ebay!

21 posted on 08/20/2004 8:19:17 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: KJacob

Thanks for the well-wishes, friend.


22 posted on 08/20/2004 8:20:47 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: yankeedame

Get a rope


23 posted on 08/20/2004 8:21:32 AM PDT by schaketo (Notorious for skinny dipping in the same pond as snapping turtles)
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To: Commiewatcher
"In the handwritten suit, filed in U.S. district court in Denver on Wednesday, Reid said he has a window he cannot see out of and is denied access to broadcast and print news."

Life sure does suck, doesn't it?
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LOL!! Yeah, and he probably has to use non-quilted toilet paper, and eat breakfast cereal dangerously close to the "Best If Used By" date.

24 posted on 08/20/2004 8:29:42 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter & a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: yankeedame

Geez man, get over it. The people he sides with would string him up with no explanations.


25 posted on 08/20/2004 8:31:31 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: yankeedame
"Shoe Bomber Sues Over Harsh U.S. Prison Conditions "

OK, take him out of isolation and let him "play" with the other boys. He would certainly serve completely his life prison term, in less than one week.

26 posted on 08/20/2004 8:37:32 AM PDT by tom h
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To: yankeedame
a lack of access to Arabic language religious books

What the SOB deserves is a lack of oxygen.

27 posted on 08/20/2004 8:37:53 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (G W B 2004! Friends Don't Let Friends Vote For DemocRATS)
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