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Shoe Bomber Sues Over Jail Conditions - REID WANTS BETTER DEAL
SkyNews ^ | August 20, 2004

Posted on 08/21/2004 8:11:34 AM PDT by traumer

British shoe bomber Richard Reid is suing US prison authorities over his harsh prison conditions.

The Londoner is being helid in a maximum security jail in Colorado for attempting to blow up an American Airlines flight in December 2001.

But he has appealed to a judge to be allowed the "same rights and privileges as other inmates" at the prison.

Reid is trying to end his isolation and lack of access to Arabic-language religious books.

In May, prison authorities told the inmate he had been placed on special administrative measures.

These restricted his access to letters, the media, telephone and visitors.

A federal prison official told him it was because "there is a substantial risk that your communications or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury."

In his case, Reid, 31, said his cell had a window but he could not see out of it.

He was given a life sentence for attempting to use explosives in his shoe to blow up a transatlantic flight from Paris to Miami.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: richardreid; shoebomber; timemag; timemagazine

1 posted on 08/21/2004 8:11:34 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Haha, what a loser.

Admax is not fun, and I'm sure he's not too happy there.

Very little stimulation, if any, is allowed.


2 posted on 08/21/2004 8:12:56 AM PDT by Guillermo ("If you don't like what somone's saying about you, sue them" John Kerry)
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To: traumer
In his case, Reid, 31, said his cell had a window but he could not see out of it.


3 posted on 08/21/2004 8:13:40 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: traumer
Give him back the original deal ... put his sneakers back on him and stake him out in a field out of blast range from the rest of humanity. Give him a Kerry ZippoTM lighter and let him try for the 72 virgins behind door number two. Happy landings.
4 posted on 08/21/2004 8:14:51 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (When it came to Intelligence, Kerry was absent)
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To: traumer

Tell him we'll give him what he asks: but only if he wears women's panties on his head. That'll create a dilemma for him.


5 posted on 08/21/2004 8:15:39 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (=== Bush Cheney 2004 ===)
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To: traumer

Strap him in a electric chair and then he won't worry about conditions except for the heat.


6 posted on 08/21/2004 8:15:52 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: traumer
"Reid, 31, said his cell had a window but he could not see out of it... " Perhaps something like this ?
7 posted on 08/21/2004 8:16:56 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

I think they should fry this guy just for having caused the inconvience of having to remove my shoes in every airport in America.


8 posted on 08/21/2004 8:18:09 AM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: dead

Heh!


9 posted on 08/21/2004 8:18:19 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: traumer

It's stories like this that truly tug at your heart..how can we be so mean to a guy who's only crime was wanting to blow up innocent men, women and children who never did anything wrong to him? I mean, come on, we all make mistakes in life..


10 posted on 08/21/2004 8:19:00 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: traumer
Why hasn't this guy had an "accident" yet?

Seriously.

11 posted on 08/21/2004 8:19:10 AM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: dead

lol


12 posted on 08/21/2004 8:20:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Whata'Burgher!)
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To: traumer
A federal prison official told him it was because "there is a substantial risk that your communications or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury."

Well, if the shoe fits.....

13 posted on 08/21/2004 8:21:16 AM PDT by EGPWS
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To: BerniesFriend

Isn't he a minority? Paging the ACLU ...


14 posted on 08/21/2004 8:21:23 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Hang him like he deserves. Better deal all around.


15 posted on 08/21/2004 8:21:42 AM PDT by thoughtomator (antidisestablishment libertarian)
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To: traumer

Introduce him to a cellmate who`s into the "ass bomb".


16 posted on 08/21/2004 8:21:54 AM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (Never forget: "We will take things away from you for the benefit of the common good"-Hitlery Rodham)
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To: traumer
He may need a cell-mate...
17 posted on 08/21/2004 8:22:20 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
At the same time, a British jail warden is apologizing for offering pork on the MENU to jailed muslim terrorists.
18 posted on 08/21/2004 8:23:21 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: traumer
Put him in one of these.


19 posted on 08/21/2004 8:32:16 AM PDT by kennedy
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To: NonValueAdded
Give him a Kerry ZippoTM lighter and let him try for the 72 "virgins behind door number two."

Speaking of "ZippoTM"
Did I read somewhere that "Zippo" is Kerry's Secret Service name?
20 posted on 08/21/2004 8:32:51 AM PDT by Highway55 ("You're either on the bus, or off the bus.")
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To: Highway55; NonValueAdded
Speaking of "ZippoTM" Did I read somewhere that "Zippo" is Kerry's Secret Service name?

But do you know his handle in Vietnam?

21 posted on 08/21/2004 8:41:55 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: traumer

Ever since this loser tried to blow up a plane using his shoes, we've all had to remove our shoes while we pass through security.

What I want to know is:

"Where the heck is the bra-bomber?"

Humor aside, you may be able to smuggle a half-pound of explosives in your shoes, but imagine how much C4 you could pack in a bra...


22 posted on 08/21/2004 9:27:57 AM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: traumer

I was just traveling this weekend, had to take my shoes off in security, and thought to myself that I hoped this guy was getting a good beating wherever he was. At the very least I hope he gets sentenced to take his shoes on/off 10k times a day.


23 posted on 08/21/2004 10:40:37 AM PDT by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: traumer

How did Jeff Goldblume's picture get in this article???


24 posted on 08/21/2004 11:21:19 AM PDT by CTOCS (This space left intentionally blank...)
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I know this is posted half in jest, but this is the man who is personally responsible for shoe removal in airports. When you consider how many people have to do squirrely things in airports due to this man, this person is responsible for general inconvenience and long security lines. I vote that an appropriate punishment be a baseball bat to the head for every person that has to remove and put their shoes on because of this man. As a business traveller I would be hitting more home runs than Barry Bonds.


25 posted on 08/21/2004 11:38:25 AM PDT by CanisMajor2002 (“My religious beliefs don’t allow me to be scared.” -- SPC Antrone Vaughn)
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To: traumer

I feel like going to England and beating up his parents.


26 posted on 08/21/2004 11:46:19 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: traumer
Let him out in general population.

I'm sure the Aryan Brotherhood and the 1%ers could use a new punching bag

27 posted on 08/21/2004 11:51:00 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (Diversity is divisive)
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To: dead
I get it!

"Hearts and Flowers" on a small, if not smallest, violin in the world!

28 posted on 08/21/2004 11:56:58 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: CTOCS
HA !
29 posted on 08/21/2004 3:56:17 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

bttt


30 posted on 08/28/2004 9:41:11 AM PDT by bvw
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