Skip to comments.Ft. Hood shooter’s jihad emails excluded from court
Posted on 08/20/2013 12:05:39 PM PDT by don-o
The very odd trial of Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has seen the prosecution hamstrung at every turn, while Hasan merrily goes about prosecuting himself, loudly declaring hes a jihad killer whose only real regret was not shooting a few more American troops before the cops took him down. Every tidbit of news about this trial is positively surreal.
The final indignity came just before the prosecution rested its case today, as ABC News reports the Army judge limited prosecutors from introducing evidence, including emails to a known Al Qaeda operative, that would establish accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasans jihadi motives.
The judges rulings could inhibit the ability of the victims families to claim in a civil suit that the shootings were an act of terror. Federal lawyers involved in the civil suit claim that the people shot during Hasans murderous rage were victims of workplace violence, a designation that could sharply limit the damages in a civil suit.
This is first degree mass murder case and motive is absolutely relevant to prove premeditation, said Neal Sher, a lawyer representing many of the victims and their family members in a separate civil suit against the government.
Prosecutors have sought to portray Hasan as a Muslim extremist, motivated by Islamist ideology and in touch with known al Qaeda member Anwar Alwaki.
He didnt want to deploy and he came to believe he had a jihad duty to murder soldiers, lead prosecutor Col. Steve Henricks said in his opening statements. He wanted to kill as many soldiers as he could.
The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, ruled today that prosecutors could not mention Hasans correspondence with Alwaki, an American born al Qaeda recruiter and organizer. Osborn also barred prosecutors from mentioning Hassans interest in seeking conscientious objector status
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Makes perfect sense to me.
We also need to exclude any images of him which are greater than 8 years old.
“Odd” trial? Only if you don’t realize who is sitting in the White House.
Excluding the emails makes no sense. None.
Note taken and added to my ‘Nuts’ folder which is larger than any other, imagine that.
We’ll just hide all of the evidence of his guilt and see if we can’t get him off.
Seems like Obama has given the order that this guy be found guilty of littering or something.
They’re superdupertop secret- like Louis Lerner’s.
The nation is profoundly ill at its roots and it isn’t getting any better; rather, society is in the process of falling apart.
I’m glad I’m old; I do, however, pity the kids growing up nowadays.
Only because you naïvely believe in fair trials.
The judge is protecting the record from any appellate challenge. Even though Hasan is representing himself now, there is a good chance counsel could come back into the case on appeal. There is going to be a conviction - the evidence is overwhelming - and in a capital case there will almost certainly be an appeal.
A reading of the (soon) to be convicted murderer's statements in court should be sufficient to get across the viewpoint that this wasn't simply 'workplace violence,' the governmental designation be damned.
And when the feds bring up the workplace violence in court, claimants should simply note that the feds are trying to minimize their financial exposure.
Remember, the military reports to the president and the White House has declared that this “event” was work place violence and not an act of terror. The military court is simply following the presidents declaration and not allowing any evidence which would indicate an act of terror. How could it be an act of terror when the president said Al Quaeda is destroyed? QED
......so all those NSA data centers sucking up e-mails all over are a waste of money
The profound irony here is that Hasan, in essentially prosecuting himself for treason, is acting as his victims’ and the victims’ families best friend by proving he waged war against the United States and the victims were killed and injured by enemy action in that war. Those are the necessary elements in establishing a claim for a Purple Heart. The Regime, being the bitter hater of America and Americans that it is, understandably wants to keep Hasan’s victims from receiving the Purple Hearts they earned.
Wonder how many phone calls Holder and Obama made to Osborn? Wonder what NSA has on her?
And all official course documents should have “PBUH” after each mention of the prophet of allah.
Judge is going the full dhimmi.
typo ‘court documents’
Excluding the emails and Hasan’s slide presentation makes a lot of sense if the purpose is to keep them from being a part of the public record. That makes it a lot harder for the victims and their families to obtain those vital documents as evidence in the civil case where they are trying to prove their injuries were inflicted by an enemy combatant in an act of war against the US. Now the Regime remains able to assert all sorts of bogus privilege and confidentiality claims to keep that evidence out of the record in the civil case.
They are giving them the Purple Shaft.
I heard this on the radio yesterday, and the excuse from the “judge” is the emails would complicate the “duty to assist” defense she had already ruled he can’t use.
Some kind of a fix is in. If you follow the money, it’s easy to conclude this is all being done to screw over the survivors and the families of the dead.
Looks like the fix is in for life in prison, so Obama does not have to sign a death warrant. Too bad for Hasan that Rick Perry is more than happy to do it. The Government forgot to charge for the unborn fetus, so Texas could pick that up and charge him with it.
Odd trial? Only if you dont realize who is sitting in the White House.
I don’t understand why Oslama Bin Bama doesn’t just go ahead and pardon him right now, Their not fooling anyone with the manipulation of evidence in this trial.
jihadi emails are protected. YOUR emails or posts though..
I’ll bet my beard-trimmer that this guy gets 15 years in prison, and in 5 years is set free when the public has already forgotten about this.
Meanwhile the guy who made a dumb video that the 0bama administration chose to blame for the murders in Benghzai sits in prison.
He said he did it. He’s proud of doing it
Trial should be over by now
Hasan should be shot, shoveled and forgotten by now. WTF are we waiting for?
The GD Military leadership in this country, from the very top down is completely complicit in this murder of innocent soldiers and the top 10 need to be put on trial and sentenced to a Firing Squad! Friggin cowards need NO MERCY!