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Nidal Hasan Should be Prosecuted for Killing Unborn Child in Fort Hood Massacre
LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-13-10 | Dennis Burke

Posted on 10/13/2010 9:44:29 AM PDT by STARWISE

Yesterday, the U.S. Army convened an Article 32 hearing – the military’s version of a preliminary hearing – to investigate charges made against Major Nidal Hasan and stemming from the November 5, 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

Hasan currently faces one charge and 13 specifications of premeditated murder in violation of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and one charge and 32 specifications of attempted murder in violation of Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Colonel James Pohl, an experienced Army judge advocate who, in January 2009, was appointed as the Chief Presiding Officer for the Military Commissions (charged with trying “enemy noncombatants” in on-going military operations against terrorism), has been detailed to serve as the Article 32 investigating officer in this case.

Colonel Pohl is responsible for determining if there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial by court-martial on each of the charges and specifications (commonly known in the civilian system as “counts”) and with making a recommendation as to the disposition of all charges and specifications.

Under the UCMJ and the military Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM), a military prosecutor (or “government representative” for the purposes of the Article 32 hearing) may request that the investigating officer consider additional charges and specifications against an accused. Similarly, the investigating officer may, on his own initiative, consider and recommend additional charges and specifications if supported by the evidence.

In this case, Hasan should face an additional specification of murder because Private First Class (PFC) Francheska Velez, one of Hasan’s victims, was pregnant at the time of her death.

Under the UCMJ and the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act (signed into law in 2004 by President George W. Bush), Hasan can be charged for the death of PFC Velez’s unborn child regardless of whether he knew that PFC Velez was pregnant when he shot her.

Thus, Colonel Pohl can and should consider evidence that Hasan’s conduct caused the death of PFC Velez’s unborn child and recommend that the convening authority – the Army general in command at Fort Hood – charge Hasan for the death of the child. Justice for PFC Velez, her family, and the U.S. Army demands it.

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LifeNews.com Note: Denise Burke is the Vice President for Legal Affairs for Americans United for Life, a pro-life group, in part, that works with state legislators to pass pro-life laws.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 14dead; allahakbar; forthood; majnidalhasan; terrorattack; terrorism; terrorist; unbornchild
As it should be. God bless LifeSite for emphasizing the 14th victim that every other reporting site ignores. God bless all the savagely murdered victims.
1 posted on 10/13/2010 9:44:31 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; fatima; NYer; ELS; elcid1970; RobbyS; La Enchiladita; ...

.. Ping!


2 posted on 10/13/2010 9:47:29 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
“Colonel Pohl is responsible for determining if there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial by court-martial on each of the charges and specifications (commonly known in the civilian system as “counts”) and with making a recommendation as to the disposition of all charges and specifications.”

Well, that shouldn't be too hard.

3 posted on 10/13/2010 9:47:37 AM PDT by tired_old_conservative
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To: STARWISE

My vote - he is hung by the neck until dead, then wrapped nicely in the skin of a freshly-killed boar hog, and buried face-down towards Hell so he can see where he is going...

But he- I sometimes have a nack for the dramatic...


4 posted on 10/13/2010 9:47:59 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


5 posted on 10/13/2010 9:49:19 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: STARWISE

I agree with the headline. However, our highly-paid authorities have been taken over by political correctness, so I don’t expect them to offend the victim group that is well known for its hysterical screaming fits - the NOW nags.


6 posted on 10/13/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: STARWISE

Add one count of premeditated murder, and one count of treason — levying war against the US


7 posted on 10/13/2010 10:02:59 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: omega4412

Don’t waste a perfectly good Boar. Feed him to the Boar.


8 posted on 10/13/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT by Surrounded_too (Robot machine guns and the Dirty Dozen)
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To: Surrounded_too

A L I V E !!!


9 posted on 10/13/2010 10:26:22 AM PDT by Surrounded_too (Robot machine guns and the Dirty Dozen)
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To: STARWISE

REMEMBER the 14th victim!!


10 posted on 10/13/2010 10:40:40 AM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: TheBattman

It’s a bit mild, but it’s certainly a good start.

I don’t understand why the SOB is still breathing at this late date. His guilt is unquestionable. There are no mitigating circumstances. He should be dead.


11 posted on 10/13/2010 11:20:17 AM PDT by jimt
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To: STARWISE

Personhood bump.


12 posted on 10/13/2010 11:44:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without Christianity there is no America.)
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To: TheBattman

“My vote - he is hung by the neck until dead, then wrapped nicely in the skin of a freshly-killed boar hog, and buried face-down towards Hell so he can see where he is going...”

I like your idea but I would just skip the rope and move to the rest.

Or wrap him in bacon and just set him on fire.

ON YOUTUBE.


13 posted on 10/13/2010 12:19:03 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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