Skip to comments.NYC terror trial jurors seek judge counsel (Lynne Stewart)
Posted on 02/08/2005 6:31:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (AP) - A month of deliberations in the trial of a lawyer and two others accused of helping terrorists appears to be taking its toll on jurors, leading two of them to ask to speak with the judge Tuesday.
The text of what was said in the two jurors' separate meetings with U.S. District Judge John Koeltl was sealed. The proceedings were witnessed by a lawyer for the government and a lawyer for the defense teams, and raised the possibility of a mistrial.
After the two jurors met with the judge, the three defendants and their lawyers gathered in a corner of the courtroom for a discussion that brought a smile to each defendant. Prosecutors huddled as well. Both sides refused to comment.
Attorney Lynne Stewart, 65, is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and defrauding and lying to the government while she represented Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life prison sentence. Abdel-Rahman, 67, was convicted in 1995 of conspiring to assassinate Egypt's president and to blow up New York landmarks.
The government says Stewart conspired with Arabic interpreter Mohamed Yousry and postal employee Ahmed Abdel Sattar to spread Abdel-Rahman's deadly messages to followers in other countries despite U.S. government attempts to seal him off.
Jurors, who are anonymous and escorted by U.S. marshals to and from the courthouse each day, have appeared tired and frustrated by deliberations. They have met for only 11 days since deliberations began Jan. 12. They have taken off Fridays, a holiday and various days for personal needs.
Meanwhile, the judge said he told U.S. marshals that fliers posted on the streets around the courthouse by a group opposed to Stewart seemed designed to try to influence jurors.
"My responsibility is to assure it is a fair trial," he said.
Stewart's lawyer Michael Tigar suggested that the judge take further steps to prompt an investigation of the fliers and a telephone message that vowed to drive Stewart out of New York. He called the messages "murderous threats."
Stewart said fliers also were posted on the door of her home.
Maybe related to Copt Christian Family Ping.
The translator for this Lynne Stewart trial was the cousin of the slain family in Jersey City.
Wonder if threats have occured?
"The translator for this Lynne Stewart trial was the cousin of the slain family in Jersey City."
Thanks for adding this bit of information.
Thank you Calpernia.
I appreciate this ping.
If they allow Stewart to walk..I will be outraged.
Have threats occurred?
Also, a couple of weeks ago, a jury bus driver took a detour off the expected route to court, 'by accident', that got folks a little excited.
They ought to strap Lynne Stewart on the hood without a burkha next run,...
There is no documented proof that these trials are related; but I think they are. I will not post my thoughts, because the trolls will set in and distract the thread.
BUT for pondering...
The main victim of the URL I just listed...yes, he needs legal slaps; but he is a bumbling fool (not a REAL terrorist, a wanna be). He suffere a medical condition at the same time the Copt Family was slaughted. Just thoughts.
And yes...there are connections between the trial of the URL I just posted to Linda Stewart...AND the Copt family.
Thanks for the ping!
Is Lynne a lesbian?
In my opinion....Yes.
No I have no source to reference.
That is my opinion from a ton of stuff I've read.
Lynne Stewart is a terrorist and should be behind bars.
"Is Lynne a lesbian?"
How is this relevant to the case at all?
"In my opinion....Yes."
Yeah, and your opinion is completely worthless apparently. She has a husband and kids. Why is every outspoken woman accused of being a lesbian?
"No I have no source to reference."
You just proved yourself a complete moron. Thanks.
>>>She has a husband and kids.
So did McG.
I thought she had been convicted already?
Thread got bumped by a newbie.
This was a worth while 'newbie' bump, though.
Smoothsailing, tidbit for the Murtha research.
Code Pink does joint funding events with the National Lawyer's Guild.
Well, they did for Stewart's 'National Day of OUTRAGE'. Might be worth a few searchs for Murtha research.