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Bomberís plea: Man behind í93 WTC attack wants prison rules eased
NY Daily News ^ | 8/22/12 | Robert Gearty

Posted on 08/23/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has apparently grown tired of all those pesky rules at a maximum-security prison known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

Ramzi Yousef, 44, serving a life sentence plus 240 years at the so-called Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., is asking an appeals court to soften restrictions at the lockup.

Yousef lives in solitary confinement in a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell and says he no longer poses a threat.

His lawyer, Bernard Kleinman, says the government has never explained why Yousef is still being held under special administrative measures, also known as SAMs.

“They don’t say he tried to make a bomb there or tried to have secret communications with another inmate,” he argued Wednesday to the appellate court.

Kleinman whined that Yousef is the only inmate on a cell block that has six or seven cells. Only two people did brief stints on that wing of the prison — a white supremacist and a drug dealer.

“Solitary confinement is a really tough thing to take,” Kleinman said.

Yousef was convicted in the bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 in the February 1993 attack at the North Tower of the World Trade Center

He was also convicted in a plot to bomb a dozen American planes from the sky.

“Yes, I am a terrorist and am proud of it,” he declared at his sentencing in 1998

Now he wants someone to talk to.

“Human interaction is a big issue,” Yousef’s lawyer said after court

The basis for Yousef’s appeal was a petition he filed last year challenging the continued imposition of the security measures.

In July 2011, a Manhattan federal judge rejected the petition, saying the proper jurisdiction was the federal court in Colorado.

The three-judge panel questioned on Wednesday whether they had jurisdiction

Prosecutor Nicholas Lewis said they didn’t, and urged the judges to dismiss Yousef’s appeal.

The judges didn’t immediately rule.

Before the 9/11 attack, Yousef was on a wing with Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Oklahoma bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.

After 9/11, Yousef got his own cell block, Kleinman said.

Yousef’s cell has a toilet, a shower, a radio, a television and a desk. His meals are brought to the cell, and the only time he can leave is for an hour of recreation.

He’s allowed to have books approved by the Bureau of Prisons but any newspapers he sees are cut to remove the “letters to the editor” section.

That’s because of fears there might be a “secret coded message” in one of the letters, the attorney said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: nyc; ramziyousef; wtc; wtcbombing; yousef
The poor widdle tewwowist is lonely. AWWWWW


Here's an idea. Have him share a cell with Jerry pedo-bear Sandusky, they deserve each other.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 4:39:20 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Let him share a cell with a leader of the Aryan Nation. They both hate Jews, but I think one of them really hates Arabs.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 4:46:26 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Impala64ssa

His sniveling lawyer should in one of cells next to him for a long long time.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 4:48:13 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Impala64ssa

I agree. He should have less restrictions. As soon as those people he was responsible for killing agree also.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 4:48:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Impala64ssa

He’s got 77 square feet more than the people he murdered.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 4:48:44 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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“Solitary confinement is a really tough thing to take,” Kleinman said.

Tell you what. Why don't you just let him out. I can put an end to all his suffering. However, he'll be downgrading to a much smaller box, permanently.

7 posted on 08/23/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Impala64ssa

He wants to vote in the election?


8 posted on 08/23/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Impala64ssa

To Hades with what this turd wants. he deserves NO rights.

Put him in a cell with the toughest Jewish gangsters you have then look the other way when they give him some “inmate justice”.

Where are Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Lepke Buchalter, “Pittsburgh Phil” Strauss, and Gurrah Shapiro when you need ‘em?

I;m really broken up about the “mental trauma” this not deserving to live subhuman vermin Yousseff is going through.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 5:45:11 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Yeah, he wants to vote for his fellow Islamist jihadi Barry Soetoro.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: Impala64ssa
This the phone for this turd's mouthpiece. Maybe they need to hear how unpatriotic and evil it is to represent someone like Ol' Ramz.

LAW OFFICE BERNARD V. KLEINMAN 2 Gannett Drive Suite 418 White Plains, NY 10604 (203) 981-0781

Brooklyn Law School? Never heard of 'em, hehehe.
11 posted on 08/23/2012 5:57:59 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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Any terrorist who succeeds in spilling innocent blood should not be allowed to exceed room temperature.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m sure we got all the info out of him we need long ago. Execute him already.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:20 PM PDT by Monty22002
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