Skip to comments.Judge: Fort Hood suspect's beard disrupts court
Posted on 08/22/2012 12:05:52 PM PDT by Zakeet
A judge has the right to order an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, military attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday.
The attorneys, in a document filed on behalf of Col. Gregory Gross, contend that forcibly shaving Maj. Nidal Hasan would not violate the American-born Muslims religious freedoms and said it is similar to and no more invasive than a judges right to restrain a defendant who is disruptive during a court-martial.
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I have a lawnmower that I'd love to loan them ... and I don't live all that far away!
Just suffocate him with bacon and get it over with.
Now get on with it - I'll bring the rope!
I have an old dull straight razor I’d loan them to dry shave him with.
He looks like the Colin Farrel character in “Horrible Bosses!”
I’d be willing to bet he has a padded allah rug, a koran and everything else a muzscum needs to bow to his child rapist moHamamadman.
Why isn’t he dead yet?
Day 1: shoot a bunch of people
Day 2: trial
Day 3: dead
Wasn’t he in the military when he committed the crime, and the crime was committed on a military base?
Isn’t this a military trial (and if not, why not)?
When you join the military you give up certain rights, like the right to wear a beard at your military trial for murder.
Weed Whacker would be my choice, but only after he was waterboarded a few times to soften it up.
This is a military court, right? Seems like they wouldn’t be spooked by a beard.
Try the bearded basturd already and quit messin. If he is guilty, execute his bearded butt.
What the hail is the argument about? Be done with it already.
The problem is exactly what got him there in the first place... PC fear. The Army is afraid it’ll be un-PC to force shave this clown. They might be insulting Islam if they do.
Since when did the length of a beard delay justice in the United States? More likely army investigators found some very inconvenient facts when searching this 35 year old unmarried man’s computer and apartment It simply will not do for our new gay friendly military to have an open trial before the election.
Speechless. Is there any need for a trial? He was caught in the act and should have been executed right then.
I worked for awhile at an old school redline brig in Norfolk, Va. We hand a few that were AWOL and running with the antiwar crowd that didn't feel like shaving, Big mistake, they were clean shaved when we got done. ;^).
Nah, a weedwhacker will do
Keep the blades dull. It will take multiple passes to get it scaled down to the skin.
You’re exactly right! He shaved and had a regulation haircut while he was active duty. It’s my understanding that he is still receiving a paycheck from the military, so they need to force him to “earn” that paycheck by obeying orders.
A cigarette lighter works well and very quickly!
To ensure a smooth shave you need a good lubricant. Warmed over bacon grease works very well for this purpose.
Shave this POS convict him and stand him against a wall and fire..............
He “served” without a beard for a lot of years and made no demand to grow one. “F” him!
But why would our military carry weapons?
And why is cutting the soon to be dead man's beard even an issue? Why is he still breathing? That's the real issue.
Take care of that and the beard problem is solved.
I vote for the Weed Whacker. With a spool full of speedometer cable.
Introduce him to new blankets and clothes heavily populated with a thousand NITS!
Am I the only one who can’t understand Angela’s article? To paraphrase: Military attorneys say this and that and now that the judge has responded, the appeals court can make a decision. What does that mean? Responded to what? To the attorneys? Why would a judge respond to attorneys? Attorneys respond to judges. Can’t she just differentiate which judge of which court, responded to what, by saying what. If attroneys responded to something they did so on behalf of someone. Who? What? Why? When? Where? Come on, Angela.
I’ll bring the rope!
Initially, I wanted him dead, but, now, I think that spending the rest of his life in prison in a wheelchair, while contemplating the fact that it was a woman — and a small woman, at that — who drilled him, is just dandy.
I have second thoughts on this. Is it possible that the judge forsees some sort of mistrial because the jury may think the beard makes him look muslim? I mean, without the beard they couldn’t attempt something like that.
The judge can conclude the religious beliefs about the beard were not observed by the defendant prior to his acts of murder, during which time he conformed to the US military regs for beard.
Therefore the beliefs are not highly valued. Had he raised the claims prior to his acts of murder, he might have been released from service.
But now, having used in effect al Taqqiya in the form of shaving, in order to commit acts of murder and terror, he should be forced to appear in court unshaved, so witnesses can identify him.
So ruled. The case may proceed. Baliff, please shave the defendant.
Hey, I live about 100 miles from Ft Hood and would be willing to go there and shave his beard - about two inches above his Adam’s apple with a dull fillet knife. I hate this a hole as much as I hate dims.
Shave his F’n beard already. Fricken PC cowards!
Why doesn’t he just resign his commission-couldn’t he keep the beard then?
Let him keep his beard. The noose will still go around his neck.
The best idea I’ve heard is to slip him a Mickey, shave him and use permanent laser hair removal on his entire chin. Then when he next appears in court, have the judge order him to not grow another beard.
Then watch the fun as his chin obeys the court order, and no matter what he does, his beard doesn’t grow.
I can't believe that a military court is putting up with this crap from this man.
A Weed Whacker that’s Gas powered with a steel cutting chain.
Burn it off with MRE matches. The eyebrows and chest hair looks eccentric too. Going to need more fire.
Another FReeper (sorry,I don’t remember who) had an idea the other day about this. Order him to shave. He will refuse. Quick trial for refusing a lawful order. Guilty. Sentence:fine as large as possible to be deducted from his pay, reduction in rank as far as possible. Repeat until he is a private E1. At least the taxpayers will not have to pay him as a Major. Then have him shaved by force,continue the trial,and have an execution.
Shuckz—I’ll lend you the propane torch.......nice CLOSE shave.
This traitorous judge is in cahoots with the Obama administration. No one cares if he wears a beard or not. This judge has successfully delayed this trial until after the election
Oh, I know he owes big time. A slow, slow, painful death would be too good for him. But I am hoping that he is in anguish every day and wishing for death. (God, forgive me.)