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Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary
FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews

Posted on 02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST by Innovative

A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement.

"I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times.

His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, The Los Angeles Times reports.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911mastermind; alqaeda; alqueda; ksm; lawsuit; ramziyousef; terrorism; terrorist; terrortrials; wtcbombing; yousef
Why is this lawsuit even accepted?!
1 posted on 02/18/2013 6:57:32 AM PST by Innovative
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To: All

Link to longer LA Times article:

After 15 years in solitary, convicted terrorist pleads for contact with others

Ramzi Yousef, convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, asks a judge to move him into a more open prison environment. Some agree his treatment is unconstitutional.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-yousef-solitary-20130217,0,6689449.story

“he is trying to persuade a federal judge to at least release him from solitary confinement. The judge is expected to rule soon whether the suit will go to trial.

Despite his good behavior, Yousef says, he is being kept isolated because he is a convicted terrorist, something he can never change — and that, he argues, is a violation of his due process of law.”

He should have been sentenced to death and executed, then we wouldn’t have this problem.


2 posted on 02/18/2013 7:01:02 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Sure why not? Let him out of solitary and let him mingle with deranged criminals about to be released. No doubt his influence on those troubled souls will be positive. Think the Federal judge will figure it out?


3 posted on 02/18/2013 7:03:25 AM PST by allendale
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To: Innovative
He should have been sentenced to death and executed, then we wouldn’t have this problem.

BUMP

4 posted on 02/18/2013 7:03:57 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Innovative

He should have been executed, but the fact that he was not does not negate the Constitution.

Solitary confinement with zero human contact is Cruel and Unusual punishment. You’re either for the Constitution or you’re not.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 7:04:01 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Innovative

I can think of a way to end his solitary confinement. But it’s irreversible. And terminal.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 7:07:34 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Innovative
Give me an ice pick and 30 seconds alone with this 9th Century knuckle dragging pig fornicator-—> problem solved.
7 posted on 02/18/2013 7:08:13 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

There is a simple lead solution which would take him out of “solitary”.


8 posted on 02/18/2013 7:08:24 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“He should have been executed, but the fact that he was not does not negate the Constitution.

Solitary confinement with zero human contact is Cruel and Unusual punishment. You’re either for the Constitution or you’re not.”

Please point out the exact location in the Constitution, where it says that.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 7:08:37 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

At least one person died as a result of his actions, by heart attack or otherwise, they still died. He should have never been treated as a criminal. Solitary for him is no more “cruel and unusual” than the dark, cold isolation of the grave. He has no Constitutional rights as a foreign combatant, regardless of what a POS democrat did to treat him as a criminal. Screw the son of a pig f’n dog.

FUBO & FAD


10 posted on 02/18/2013 7:12:36 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Innovative

I’ve always thought that eye for an eye is appropriate, and neither cruel or unusual. If one is willing to commit atrocities against another human, or group of humans, how can it be cruel or unusual? They were cruel first, and it’s not unusual because the perp did it first.

It would give a variety of ways to end his solitary confinement, too. Many in the WTC burned to death, many jumped to death, and many were smashed in the collapse. Pick one.


11 posted on 02/18/2013 7:12:54 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Solitary confinement with zero human contact is Cruel and Unusual punishment.

How so? You make an assertion with no substantiation.

Your claim doesn't make your statement true just because you've voiced it.

Please provide something which verifies your assertion else your assertion is merely your opinion and you should state it as such, to wit...

In my opinion solitary confinement with zero human contact is Cruel and Unusual punishment.

12 posted on 02/18/2013 7:13:59 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

Actually, its been pretty well proven solitary confinement has detrimental effects on the mental health of people who are in solitary confinement for extended periods of time. Look it up.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 7:16:40 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Innovative

douse him with pig oil and sent him to Allah.....


14 posted on 02/18/2013 7:16:59 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Innovative
Too bad that we cannot sue the government to change his punishment. I suggest a two foot by two foot by five foot high cell with a hole in the floor and a high pressure water nozzle in the ceiling. He should be fed the same vitamin fortified gruel once a day.

Occasionally, there should be streaming video on the Internet from his cell to piss off Muslims around the world.

The last thing that is needed in the general prison population is anyone spreading the word of his evil, vile cult.

15 posted on 02/18/2013 7:17:07 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Innovative

8th Amendment: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”


16 posted on 02/18/2013 7:18:51 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Innovative

Give him a pig to share his cell with.


17 posted on 02/18/2013 7:20:08 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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...with zero human contact...

Furthermore, your statement is illogical on its face as he would, of necessity, have to interact with guards every day.

It is human contact, though obviously not the sort he desires.

18 posted on 02/18/2013 7:22:36 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
Actually, its been pretty well proven solitary confinement has detrimental effects on the mental health of people who are in solitary confinement for extended periods of time. Look it up.

You've made the assertion. The responsibility of proving the assertion is yours, not mine.

19 posted on 02/18/2013 7:24:51 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Innovative

>He should have been sentenced to death and executed, then we wouldn’t have this problem.

I know it’s wrong to feel this way, but it’s comforting to know this scumbag is suffering in ways he would never suffer if he was simply dead.

The fact that I desire to add painful physical torture to his sentence concerns me too. Perhaps if these vermin knew they would suffer a living hell when caught, they might reconsider their deeds.


20 posted on 02/18/2013 7:25:56 AM PST by soycd
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Where does it say in the Constitution that putting a terrorist in solitary is “cruel and unusual punishment”?


21 posted on 02/18/2013 7:27:07 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Aww, the poor guy is being denied his Constitutional right to mingle with his fellow murderers and recruit new members for his religion. He’s also being deprived of little children to molest in the name of Allah. What other special considerations do you think he’s entitled to?


22 posted on 02/18/2013 7:28:08 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Innovative

I’m thinking the Cruel and Unusual punishment mentioned in the Constitution reverted to how English law executed or imprisoned its law breakers. There were some pretty horrific executions performed and those jailed experienced some bad confinements. There is nothing said in the Constitution that solitary confinement is either cruel or unusual.


23 posted on 02/18/2013 7:43:54 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Innovative

I’m sure there are some lonely hogs somewhere that would cuddle up to him if there was slop provided in the bargain...


24 posted on 02/18/2013 7:46:47 AM PST by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: Innovative

Maybe prison officials should allow random sex offenders to have conjugal visits - voluntary or otherwise - with this guy.


25 posted on 02/18/2013 8:15:00 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Innovative
Why is this lawsuit even accepted?!

What is the cost of one bullet in the head?

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 02/18/2013 9:12:42 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Someone like that deserves to have their mental helth deteriorated. Sorry, execute him or leave him in solitary. He made his choice when he took his part in attacking our country. His loss.


27 posted on 02/18/2013 9:32:52 AM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: Innovative
Here's the link to an article written by Laurie Mylroie back during the winter of 95-96. It's an excellent article about Ramzi Yousef:

THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMB: Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters

28 posted on 02/18/2013 10:43:34 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BykrBayb

Either support the Constitution, or do not. Picking and choosing who gets to enjoy it opens the door for someone else picking and choosing what rights you get to enjoy.

Solitary confinement is cruel and unusual punishment. It’s well documented it causes rapid mental deterioration. It’s torture.


29 posted on 02/21/2013 2:34:20 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I support the Constitution. The real one. Not the imaginary one that liberals parade out in defense of terrorists.


30 posted on 02/21/2013 3:12:48 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Not defending terrorists. Defending the Constitution. This guy should have been executed after his trial, as I stated earlier.


31 posted on 02/21/2013 3:46:25 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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