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Fort Hood suspect's lead attorney steps down
Forbes ^ | July 20, 2011 | Angela K. Brown

Posted on 07/20/2011 12:54:48 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The lead attorney for the man charged in the 2009 deadly [terrorist attack] rampage at Fort Hood says he is stepping down from the case temporarily.

His announcement on Wednesday came shortly before Maj. Nidal Hasan's first court appearance since it was announced he'll face the death penalty. It was unclear if Hasan was going to enter a plea at his arraignment on the Texas Army post.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allahuakbar; forthood; fthood; hasan; islam; jihad; muslim; nidalhasan
Delay tactic?
1 posted on 07/20/2011 12:54:56 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Gee, wow, who’da thunk he’d be facing the death penalty?!?


2 posted on 07/20/2011 12:58:49 PM PDT by bgill
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To: La Enchiladita

“Sorry, fella, I’m stumped. Bye!

Advice? Sure, I’ve got some advice for you: RELAX when they get ready to insert the needle. Tensing up will just cause it to hurt when they jab it in your arm...”


3 posted on 07/20/2011 1:02:48 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: La Enchiladita

What is wrong with these people? He’s not the ‘suspect’, he did it in plain view of dozens of people!


4 posted on 07/20/2011 1:12:05 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: La Enchiladita

Hasan does not need an attorney , he only needs a long rope


5 posted on 07/20/2011 1:13:31 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: La Enchiladita

Pretty unprofessional, I’d say. When the lead attorney took on this case, that (possible death penalty) had never come across his mind?

Another thing, what can that traitor be plea bargaining for?

Instead of we shoot you a dozen times, electrocuted you, then insert the needle, you are going to get execution by starvation? [Mort Kondracke told me death by withholding food and water produces a kind of euphoria because of elevated ketone in blood stream or something.]


6 posted on 07/20/2011 1:13:46 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: La Enchiladita
What ever happens, they should make sure his gallows has a ramp so it follows the Americans with Disabilities Act.
7 posted on 07/20/2011 1:18:44 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: La Enchiladita; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000
Witnesses said that a gunman wearing an Army combat uniform shouted "Allahu Akbar!" - which is Arabic for "God is great!" - and opened fire in a small but crowded medical building where deploying soldiers are vaccinated and undergo other tests. The gunman fired rapidly, pausing only to reload, even shooting some people as they hid under tables or fled the building, witnesses said.

Some witnesses identified the gunman as Hasan, an American-born Muslim who was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan the following month. Before the attack, Hasan bought a laser-equipped semiautomatic handgun and repeatedly visited a firing range, where he honed his skills by shooting at the heads on silhouette targets, witnesses testified during the hearing.


8 posted on 07/20/2011 1:19:31 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: La Enchiladita

Seems like a delay tactic to me. And I’m sure everyone involved will be happy to oblige.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 1:19:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Galligan has been trying to get his clearances reinstate so he can review classified documents. Maybe this is a protest against the perceived slow-rolling of his clearance. Or maybe the retainer’s run out...

Colonel, USAFR


10 posted on 07/20/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: La Enchiladita

He is still getting paid. Whe does that insanity stop?


11 posted on 07/20/2011 1:21:00 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yet another murderous, suicidal POS gets to take the easy way out with a needle or some other humane sentence. He needs to be
on public display while having his flesh slowly and painfully abused for at long as he can live. Examples need to be made to help
discourage future trash from harming others. Make it a point to capture these vermin and give them a life sentence of pain.

Their living victims are in pain for life and so they should share in it.


12 posted on 07/20/2011 1:21:40 PM PDT by soycd
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To: jagusafr

Sorry, didn’t go into detail about the lead attorney’s reasoning for stepping down.

But he should have done it sooner, instead of shortly before that traitor’s first court appearance.


13 posted on 07/20/2011 1:26:31 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Let's see if CNN devotes 'round the clock' coverage to this trial like they did Casey Anthony.

. . . something tells me they won't.

14 posted on 07/20/2011 1:48:41 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

Or Fox News for that matter. Where is the slimebag Geraldo? Will he tell us that Jihadi Maj. Hassan was innocent?


15 posted on 07/20/2011 2:14:35 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: jagusafr

IIRC, Galligan is a JAG renegade whose retirement consists of defending troublemakers charged under UCMJ, so Hasan seemed to be right up his alley until he decided that he’s truly stymied by the preponderance of evidence.

My theory has been that when Hasan goes down, his chain of command may go down with him, with implications reaching all the way up to the former Army chief of staff, who managed to issue a seventy-five page preliminary report on the Fort Hood massacre without once mentioning the words “Muslim” or “Islam”.

Maybe that’s one reason Galligan won’t get his clearances back. Too many cats escaping from too many bags if he gets to introduce classified evidence at the court-martial. And he probably can’t be trusted not to leak it to the media anyway.

Meanwhile, Hasan gets to rot in jail paralyzed, so there’s at least some justice. No virgins for you, O Muslim.


16 posted on 07/20/2011 2:19:46 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: bgill

The lawyer took the case without possessing the security clearance he needed to view elements of the evidence. He has been trying to get the clearance for awhile now and hasn’t...I guess he’s trying to get them to cave and give it to him. The jihadi is clearly guilty and what the lawyer wants only further damns the jihadi as it relates to his messages with other jihadis.


17 posted on 07/20/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT by jimnm
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To: La Enchiladita

could it be that he’s not death-certified? That would explain stepping aside temporarily.


18 posted on 07/20/2011 3:20:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: PhilDragoo
Not all the soldiers were deploying, some were returning from being deployed. The pregnant soldier who was shot, along with her unborn baby, the 14th murder victim, was being processed out of the Army. According to several eyewitnesses, per testimony at the Article 32 hearing, said her last words were:

"My Baby! My Baby!".

I'd proudly participate in the firing squad, or pull the lever on the gallows, if we weren't "too civilized" to execute such slime in those ways.

19 posted on 07/20/2011 4:01:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: PhilDragoo
Before the attack, Hasan bought a laser-equipped semiautomatic handgun

Incidentally, the Killeen paper reports that a man walked in to that same gun store, Guns Galore, asked to handle a gun, and then proceeded to load it and shoot himself in the head.

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=58499&q=Guns+Galore

20 posted on 07/20/2011 4:42:02 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: ken5050
He is still getting paid. Whe does that insanity stop?

When he's convicted.

21 posted on 07/20/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: elcid1970
Maybe that’s one reason Galligan won’t get his clearances back. Too many cats escaping from too many bags if he gets to introduce classified evidence at the court-martial. And he probably can’t be trusted not to leak it to the media anyway.

They could convict without any classified evidence. Just the eyewitness testimony should be enough. That at the Art. 32 hearing was pretty horrific, and quite damming.

22 posted on 07/20/2011 4:49:50 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: jimnm

Ah, didn’t know that.


23 posted on 07/20/2011 10:02:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sir Napsalot

Attorneys often quit when their client intends to commit perjury.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 11:10:12 PM PDT by donmeaker (I)
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To: PhilDragoo

The saddest thing about this case is that, from my understanding, the victims weren’t allowed to be armed.

What kind of military do we have that doesn’t allow soldiers to carry firearms?


25 posted on 07/21/2011 12:41:07 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery will always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: El Gato

“they could convict without any classified evidence”

This is true, so why is Galligan insisting the trial can’t go forward unless he has his classified access restored?

Because IMO he wants to implicate Hasan’s chain of command, that’s the only strategy available for the defense. Therefore the chain for its own survival has to drag their feet in giving him access.

Simple justice in convicting a mass murderer for his evil deeds as were witnessed by many, becomes nearly impossible as a result. Hasan could wind up like KSM or the terrs at Gitmo, for years on end.


26 posted on 07/21/2011 4:24:07 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: dixiechick2000
A gun-free zone--except for Islamoterrorists.

The military emphasizes sensitivity training--yet wasn't sensitive to the clear jihad signals from Hasan.

The danger increases.

27 posted on 07/21/2011 1:08:46 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

The military is being dumbed down worse than the education system.

The Navy leads the way...I’m sad to say.


28 posted on 07/22/2011 12:31:21 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery will always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: dixiechick2000
They cranked out the ONI for the EE scandal at USNA in 94 and did the bang-up job they did depicted in Moscow Station.

SNAFU

Christ may not be mentioned by chaplains, but Wicca?

When China moves on Taiwan we'll need more than social engineering.

That's the danger of putting anti-American ideologues in charge.

Clean sweep in fifteen and one half months.

29 posted on 07/22/2011 12:58:02 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: La Enchiladita

It should be a drum head trial, with a firing squad at dawn.

With instructions not to shoot the wheelchair. Someone who actually deserves one can use it.


30 posted on 07/22/2011 1:10:07 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (It's not really 'cut, cap and balance,' it's 'tinker, obfuscate, borrow and spend.')
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