Skip to comments.Fort Hood Texas Shootings Archives (part2)
Posted on 11/21/2009 12:25:53 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
Fort Hood Texas Shootings
Free Republic Archives PART II
ORIGINAL Fort Hood Archives...
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New thread.. It’s too late for me to look for all the new links right now. Will work on it tomorrow. I spent too much time trying to remove the weird html code that fr’s software added to the previous thread. It messed up the links, and made the images broken. For example, it added for (br /) but with arrows.
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Last week, Maj. Nadil Malik Hasan was indicted on 13 counts of murder for the shootings at Fort Hood which took place on Nov. 5. Missing from the list of victims is the three-month-old unborn child of Private Francheska Velez.
The Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance of Christian attorneys, has sent a letter to the Office of Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Hood requesting that the murder of Velez's child be included in the case against Malik.
It would cause a severe and negative impact on morale if Army women were made to believe that the Army valued their children less than they did adult victims of crime. We respectfully request that you enforce UCMJ Article 119a against the suspect," the ADF's letter stated.
Velez, who was three months pregnant, had just returned from Iraq, and was a month away from going home to Chicago on maternity leave.
Thanks to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 119a, also known as Laci and Connor's Law, which was signed into existence by President George W. Bush in 2004, anyone who inflicts violence upon a pregnant woman which leads to the death of the child, whether or not the perpetrator was aware the woman was pregnant, is criminally liable for the death of the child.
The law resulted from the disappearance, and subsequent death of Laci Peterson, of Modesto, Calif, who was seven months pregnant with her son Connor at the time. Laci's husband Scott was later convicted of first degree murder of his wife and second degree murder of his unborn son.
The State of Texas also passed a Prenatal Protection Act in 2003. They have also established a precedent as they charged a man who killed his pregnant girlfriend with a shotgun with capital murder, defined as causing the death of "more than one person... during the same criminal transaction."
Under the law, Maj. Nadil Malik Hasan can be held criminally liable for the death of Velez's child, referred to as Baby Velez. However, at this point in time, Army officials have only indicated that additional charges against Hasan are under consideration.
A procession led by the Patriot Guard escorted the body of Private Francheska Velez through her hometown.
Velez, who was six weeks pregnant, was killed in the shootings at Fort Hood on November 5. She had returned from Iraq three days earlier and was filling out paperwork related to her pregnancy when Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire.
At 10 a.m. the plane carrying Velez's body landed at Chicago's Midway Airport. Twelve days ago, Velez and a dozen others were killed in the shooting at Fort Hood.
"When we walked in and they took the body out of the plane it was heartbreaking. It was a beautiful ceremony what they did& Overall it was very hard and a really sad moment for all of us," said Sandy Rivera, cousin.
At least thirty people--all strangers-- gathered outside the hangar where Velez's body was transferred to a waiting hearse. Two of them were chosen to go inside and personally pay tribute. But even for those who stayed outside it was an emotional time.
"I'm grateful that the patriots came and got me and my mom to come in and present the flag of the U.S. for her and her family. It was just so heartbreaking," said Michele Guerrero, who came to pay her respects.
"It's important to show respect for those who serve our country so that we have what we have& our rights as U.S. citizens," said Manny Lopez.
Once the ceremony was concluded, a procession, led by the Patriot Guard took Velez's body through the city, first past her former high school, Kelvin Park, and finally to a Northwest Side funeral home. Throughout the procession, people saluted the hearse. Patriot Guard Dave Hume has led many of these processions, but this one, he says, was harder.
"To have someone killed on your own soil is a different story. You don't expect that to happen," said Hume.
Pvt. Francheska Velez, who was killed in the Fort Hood shooting spree, was laid to rest on Thursday on the Northwest side.
Only one of the 13 people (right) killed in the Fort Hood massacre was a civilian. And that's no accident, The Austin American-Statesman reports today.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan apparently targeted soldiers and avoided others nearby, U.S. Rep. John Carter and an anonymous source close to the investigation told the paper.
The story makes sense in light of previous reports that Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, had ties to a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Before the massacre, the imam advocated killing soldiers who fight against Muslims; afterward, he called Hasan a hero.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, appears to have targeted soldiers and deliberately passed over civilians as he fired more than 100 rounds, according to U.S. Rep. John Carter and a source close to the investigation.
Carter, whose district includes Fort Hood, told the American-Statesman on Wednesday that Hasan shot one soldier three times until he fell, then shot the soldier three more times when it was apparent he was still alive. Carter said Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, trained his handguns on civilians in the Soldier Readiness Processing Center but would shake his head and move on.
He’s so excited about the flag he has to coveer that part of his body. Ok, maybe not.
The family of Army specialist Kham S. Xiong grieves after passing by his photo at the memorial service for the 12 soldiers and one civilian killed at Fort Hood U.S Army Post near Killeen, Texas, USA 10 November 2009. Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan reportedly shot and killed 13 people, 12 soldiers and one civilian, and wounded 30 others in a rampage 05 November at the bases Soldier Readiness Center where deploying and returning soldiers undergo medical screenings.
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Did you check out the guidelines on this link before posting. Could that have anything to do with the problem?
Here is a lengthy story from the Minneapolis Star Tribune :(God bless all the loved ones and friends):
No, I had taken the source code (in microsoft explorer you click view , then source) directly from the old thread, saved them...then copied and pasted every post that had links, quotes etc.. But the code was modified so much that it would take a few hrs to fix.
Captain Saralyn Ative (L) comforts Captain Michael Worsley as they wait for the start of the memorial service for the 12 soldiers and one civilian killed at Fort Hood U.S Army Post near Killeen, Texas, USA 10 November 2009.
Oh, my! I’m just a novice at codes, but, from the little I do know, I can understand that is quite a chore!
I know that some people use programs to make webpages, I wish I knew how to use those because maybe it would have saved me time..I have no idea. I’m like you, self-taught..just know the basic html to make simple webpages.
Thank you so much for adding the memorials Starwise..
Same here. I keep saying that I’m going to learn, but never seem to get around to it.
Tragedy at Ft Hood (This needs EXPOSURE) (Ret Lt Col Allen West)
"On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.
There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post.
We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is unconscionable.
This is not a man caused disaster. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack. "
"In 1993, a secret meeting of the Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committeemostly senior Hamas leaders--was held in a Philadelphia Marriott. The group discussed new ways to secretly funnel money to Hamas and of creating a new public relations organization to deceive the American about their true objectives of helping Hamas."
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