Skip to comments.Alleged Child Rapist Goes Free Because Court Can't Find Interpreter
Posted on 07/22/2007 1:08:30 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
ROCKVILLE, Md. Charges against a man accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a 7-year-old girl were dismissed last week because the court could not find an interpreter fluent in the suspect's native West African language.
Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian native who received asylum in this country and attended high school and community college here, according to The Washington Post, was denied a speedy trial after three years awaiting a court-appointed interpreter who could speak the tribal language of Vai.
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Gee, so I guess one just needs to invent a language and you can get away with anything.
Thats about one of the lamest excuses I’ve ever heard.
that’s a crock! The US State Dept is only miles from the Montgomery County Courthouse .. if they wanted an interpreter they surely could have gotten on. Disgusting.
So I can speak gibberish, punch Hillary in the nose and be back in my home in 3 years with the state’s apology? What a country!
This also makes me sick.
>>The Washington Post, was denied a speedy trial after three years awaiting a court-appointed interpreter who could speak the tribal language of Vai.<<
Three bloody years they took, in a country where we are entitled to fair, speedy trials and in the end they let a probable rapist go.
Heads ought to roll.
The Washington Post wrote in its article that in just one night reporters were independently able to identify three Vai translators available to assist in the case.
What you meant to post?
SO they could find folks that could communicate with him well enough for him to get a high school diploma and college credits, but not someone who could tell him what he did wrong when the indictment was read to him?
Revoke his diploma, negate his credits, and expell him from the country.
What did you expect from the Peoples’ Republic of Maryland?
In the leftist bastions of southern Maryland, black people are never guilty of anything, just victims of white oppression. The judge was just looking for an excuse to turn him lose to rape again.
This purported pedophile can speak/understand English.
Even my dear old mother said she heard he attended high school here in
But I guess in Maryland, an accussed pedophile and a psychiatrist
get to decide which language MUST be used for court proceedings,
otherwise the perp goes free.
But here’s a link to a FOX News story:
“A court-ordered psychiatrist determined that Kanneh, despite his
functional facility with English he originally spoke with detectives
in English, The Post reports, needed to have Vai spoken in order to
understand the proceedings against him.”
No, you’d be free to rape 7 year olds, but you could never get away with punching Hillary in the nose.
The second he was arrested he magically and completely forgot all English.
Hopefully somebody will cap this pedophile rapist and be cleared of any charges, simply by claiming to only speak Azerbaijani.
We are a living and breathing Constitution based sovereign country.
Give him a break. /sarcasm in total
Because insanity in power breads insanity.
FYI, Rockville is not Southern Maryland.
FYI I live in Maryland. What do you call it?
Went to school here?
Can’t speak english?
How did this happen?
This has got to be on of the biggest full of BS stories I have ever read.
A DC suburb. Southern Md is 10 miles + south of the beltway. I guess if you live in Hagerstown then it is Southern.
Put his name on the list......
Calling Paul Kersey ...
GlobalSecurity.org ~ Liberia Country Study Some Vai, many of whom are Muslims, are literate in three different languages and scripts: Vai, Arabic, and English. The script has been kept alive largely as a matter of pride. It is not taught routinely to Vai children but is transmitted by knowledgeable elders to youngsters who express a desire to learn it.
I doubt that Mahamu Kanneh is even fluent in Vai.
I can't imagine what name "Mahamu" is a variant of, but I'm sure it's a name of peace.
I wonder if the family has stoned his 7 year old niece yet.
As America further adopts the destructive ideology of diversity and multiculturalism - they will find that the courts in big cities in the USA will need to have over a hundred translators on hire just to meet the demand.
If the Judge were more creative, the essential communications could have been made nonverbally. Just bring in a mouse and drop it in a cage with a python. On the mouse, write "You". On the python, write "Bubba".
This judge, due to her obvious stupidity, ranks right up there with the clueless Canoe Reporter.
Send them all home.
The next time I rape someone I am going to start talking in tongues. Guaranteed dropping of the charges.
What a great legal system we have
witnesses told police he assaulted the girl multiple times. He spent one night in jail and was released on a $10,000 bond with the restriction that he have no contact with minors.
Prosecutors pointed out that Kanneh attended high school and community college in Montgomery and spoke to detectives in English.
A court-appointed psychiatrist recommended that an interpreter be appointed and judges who handled subsequent hearings heeded that advice.
Loretta E. Knight, the court clerk responsible for finding interpreters, said her office searched exhaustively for a speaker of Vai. She said court officials contacted the Liberian Embassy and courts in all but three states.
The Washington Post reported that it identified three Vai interpreters Thursday with help from the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters, including one in Gaithersburg.
Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian native who received asylum in this country and attended high school and community college here
A court-ordered psychiatrist determined that Kanneh, despite his functional facility with English he originally spoke with detectives in English,
FOX News spoke with a man who claimed to be Kanneh in a five-minute phone conversation on Sunday in English. He said the allegations against him were false and the dismissal of the charges was “a good thing.” Asked if the accusations were true, he responded, “I said what I had to say” and hung up.
According to witnesses who originally reported the case to authorities, Kanneh allegedly repeatedly raped and sexually molested the girl, a relative. In a statement made by the girl to police, she said she had been told she’d be forced to stay in the apartment unless she had sex with Kanneh.
She obviously does not know how to do her job.
I totally agree, this invasion is destroying entire neighborhoods. Ann Coulter wrote an article about this. In the past you would have very regulated immigration, people coming through Ellis island and congregating in particular neighborhoods like Little Italy or Chinatown here in New York city. Even where I live now in Sunnyside Queens, it use to be all Irish part German, today it`s a Tower of Babel. Nobody knows what the other person is saying. The problem is our politicians who are selling out the country to foreign invaders. I like Bush, but let`s see how he would react if 200 different nationalities started moving around his ranch.
Wanna take bets on Loretta Knight’s I.Q.? Bet it is lower than the judge’s, but not by much.Too much P.C. here, and they all look like the buffoons we think they are.
Hey, I speak “jive” maybe I can help!
More incompetence and stupidity from the cesspool known as Montgomery County, Maryland.
“Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian native who received asylum in this country and attended high school and community college here..”
Just shows the level of our education. The guy probably was valedictorian.
Nah...not Kersey! Martin Riggs at 100 yards!
Or the Punisher up close and PERSONAL!
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