Skip to comments.Judge Wants Ft. Hood Killer Forcibly Shaved for Trial
Posted on 08/27/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT by bayouranger
With the trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood killer, on indefinite hold because of Hasans beard, military attorneys told a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forcess that a military judge has the right to order a defendants beard forcibly shaved.
The military judge presiding over Hasans trial has refused to go forward with Hasan in the courtroom with a beard. The case as to whether or not Hasan can be forcibly shaved is now being heard in the appeals court.
Hasan claims he grew his beard for religious reasons, however, beards are against army regulations. The military judge in Hasans trial, Col. Gregory Gross, says "that a military trial proceeds without a distracting and disruptive sideshow featuring an officer accused of flagrantly disrespecting the army, his superiors and the military judge."
Because of the beard, Gross has banned Hasan from the courtroom since the trial began in June. Instead, he allowed him to watch the proceedings on a closed-circuit television in different room. However, Gross wants Hasan present during the court-martial so his absence will not leave a loophole for Hasan to appeal if he is convicted.
Gross wants Hasan forcibly shaved. Gross attorneys argued, "Forced shaving is not a novel concept in the military. Army regulations expressly authorize nonconsensual haircutting and face-shaving for recalcitrant incarcerated soldiers ... If the judge has authority to bind and gag a disruptive accused (soldier), then certainly he has authority to forcibly shave (Hasan)."
While shouting Allah Akbar, Hasan went on a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood in 2009, killing 13
Let me do it!
Me, Me, Me!
Those pesky Amish...
The problem with beards in the military is that they can cause workplace accidents
How can it possibly be argued that this guy can potentially be executed but can’t be shaved?
Damn right. And if the blade slips, so be it.
The political correctness is one of the main reasons we are trying the creep. Damn the PC police, ACLU and any other special interest that gets in the way.
Thank you, your Honor!
FDR made sure a few Nazi saboteurs were properly tried, found guilty and executed in about seven weeks.
Why is this internal enemy, as all muslim are, who murdered dozens, still consuming oxygen?
BUT, NOT AS GOOD AS:
Any kind of razor I want??
lube the blade up with lard, just to make sure he gets a clean shave
My chain saw has a brand new chain blade on it. That should work.
So effing DO IT!
This guy has all the military by the short hairs...enough!
The families and victims deserve better....shave the SOB.
Just soffocate him with bacon and get it over with.
“Let me do it!”
With cold water, no soap and a dull razor!
Either shave him, or force a ‘comb-over’.
(He looks like he has an inverse high-n-tight.)
I say just rip it off.
do it with a dull bayonet, better yet a jagged piece of glass.