Skip to comments.Government Has Yet to Provide Evidence to Support Its Prosecution of Navy Seals
Posted on 12/08/2009 5:57:19 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Government Has Yet to Provide Evidence to Support Its Prosecution of Navy Seals for Alleged Punching of Terrorist
Norfolk, Va. (CNSNews.com) Though trial dates have been set for mid-January, defense attorneys for three Navy SEALs charged with offenses arising from the alleged punching a terror suspect in the mid-section said at an arraignment on Monday in Norfolk, Va., that the government still had not provided any evidence in the case.
If defense attorneys do not get the evidence soon enough to review it, it might raise the need for a delay in the trial date, said Monica Lombardi, civilian attorney for Julio Antonio Huertas Jr., 28, who pleaded innocent in military court at the Norfolk Naval Station on Monday. His trial date is set for Jan. 11, 2010.
Lombardi told CNSNews.com that the government provided no time window as to when the evidence will be provided. She told reporters it is highly unusual to wait this long for evidence and predicted the trial might be delayed if the defense does not have adequate time to review the evidence.
Matthew Vernon McCabe, 24, deferred his plea at the arraignment on Monday. His civilian attorney Neal Puckett said it is routine for him not to offer a plea for his clients at the arraignment.
The problem will be whether they provide the evidence soon enough to give us enough time to prepare for the trial, Puckett told CNSNews.com after the hearing. Typically evidence is provided before the arraignment, he said. Nevertheless, he still expects to be able to go to trial on Jan. 19.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
The JAG remfs will take their sweet time, and keep the fighting men twisting in the wind. The CNO oughtta put his boot in JAG’s a$$ and make them get with it.
I dont know about anyione else , but I am embarrassed that our Government would treat it’s heroes in this manner.
Government is rapidly becoming a joke. A bad joke.
we’re a Navy family, but on this one I want to hear all of the evidence before making a judgment call. The Seal that I saw talking to the press yesterday, should just keep his council. His career is over, but he isn’t helping his case by speaking out public ally.
What’d he say?
Our police can use pain compliance techniques, but no way can the military abuse a muslim enemy.Beam me up!
However, I’m frustrated about the dearth of facts available to the public (and, apparently, the defense) in this case. The last article I read suggested that one Seal punched one terrorist in the stomach. Bad form, maybe, but hardly worth the drama I’m seeing in the news.
For a punch in the stomache and a fat lip??? We're persecuting these heroes for something as minor as a punch in the stomach!!!???? Well if the government wants to kill off new enlistments this is the way to do it. I'm embarassed, ashamed and outraged!
That is because they have no evidence other than the whining complaints of a known murderer.
Yup. Unless, of course, the cops use force against an obama buddy. Then they “acted stupidly.”
Silver lining - Maybe these highly trained individuals wouldn’t mind fighting for our side when the time comes...
That’s all it takes when the great zero’s pals are involved.
After hearing the Navy Seal on the Glenn Beck show I am come to the conclusion that from here on out when ever one of these POS’s is transported it should be secretly videotaped.
Better yet to further prevent any future problems they should be killed opposed to captured.
Disturbingly, the mainstream GOP groups and leaders are also avoiding this. The grassroots will have to fight this battle.
I prefer this option.
Hell, we can have cameras on school buses and have the news show us a fight 900 times a day, why can’t we put one in a POS transport vehicle. Sure would be cheaper and faster than dragging our heroes through the mud.
bump to view at home.
Yep. The terrorists are all trained to make false complaints about abuse to foment this exact scenario.
The worthless brass at the top allow this to happen even though they know this is all BS because they cherish their pitiful careers over truth and HONOR!
Thanks for posting. America’s finest. BTTT!
As legal counsel and former TV reporter, trust me, SAY NOTHING TO THE MEDIA EXCEPT VERY WARMLY AND POLITELY SAY “BECAUSE OF THE LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED, I'M SORRY, BUT I CAN'T SAY ANYTHING AT THIS TIME.
I PROMISE YOU, AS SOON AS I CAN, I WILL, BECAUSE I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!”
Then shut up and walk away.