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  • Lynndie England Still Haunted by Abu Ghraib Scandal (needs a job!)

    06/29/2009 5:06:21 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 92 replies · 3,358+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/29/2009 | Staff
    KEYSER, W.Va. — More than two years since leaving her prison cell, the woman who became the grinning face of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal spends most of her days confined to the four walls of her home. Former Army reservist Lynndie England hasn't landed a job in numerous tries: When one restaurant manager considered hiring her, other employees threatened to quit. She doesn't like to travel: Strangers point and whisper, "That's her!" In fact, she doesn't leave the house much at all, limiting her outings mostly to grocery runs.
  • Why the hell should I feel sorry, says...(Lynndie England) who abused Abu Ghraib prisoners..

    06/13/2009 12:11:53 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 169 replies · 6,950+ views
    Mail Online ^ | June 13, 2009 | David Jones
    In this deeply disturbing interview, the trailer trash torturer who appalled the world by appearing in shocking 'souvenir' photographs remains utterly unrepentant and says she has 800 MORE torture photos that could rock the White House Normally, not much happens in Keyser, West Virginia, but today the folks in this quaint little railroad town, nestling in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, are spoilt for choice. Either they can whoop and holler along to fiddle music at the annual Strawberry Festival or head down to the bookshop, where a local 'celebrity' - as her agent-cum-lawyer describes her - is signing...
  • Ex-Abu Ghraib guard named to rec board [Lynndie England........]

    07/13/2007 4:36:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 629+ views
    Ex-Abu Ghraib guard named to rec board 21 minutes ago Lynndie England, one of the most recognizable figures of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq, has a new role as a member of this Eastern Panhandle city's volunteer recreation board. England, 24, contributed her knowledge of computers, electronics and graphics for Keyser's Strawberry Festival, which helped her land the unpaid position, said Roy Hardy, the England family's attorney. "When (council members) saw how hard she worked for the festival, they didn't hesitate to put her on the board," said Hardy, who is also a board member. "If it wasn't...
  • GI who exposed Abu Ghraib feared revenge

    08/10/2006 1:52:10 PM PDT · by TexKat · 48 replies · 1,484+ views
    AP ^ | 8/10/06 | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK - The soldier who triggered the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal by sending incriminating photos to military investigators says he feared deadly retaliation by other GIs and was shocked when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld mentioned his name at a Senate hearing. Within days, Joe Darby was spirited out of Iraq at his own request. But his family was besieged by news media, and close relatives called him a traitor. Ultimately he was forced to move away from his hometown in western Maryland. "I had the choice between what I knew was morally right and my loyalty to other...
  • INVASION IRAQ: Three Years Later - Where are they now? ["Baghdad Bob," Hans Blix, et al]

    03/20/2006 10:22:27 AM PST · by XR7 · 14 replies · 1,661+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/20/06
    Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf ('Baghdad Bob') THEN ...Al-Sahaf’s daily press briefings in the lead-up to the war and in its first weeks led to him being nicknamed Baghdad Bob or Comical Ali (an allusion to “Chemical Ali,” the nickname of former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid.) He gained a considerable cult following, with several Web sites devoted to his outrageous claims...as coalition troops stormed the capital, al-Sahaf declared, "The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad."... NOW On 25 June 2003, the London newspaper The Daily Mirror reported that al-Sahaf had been captured by coalition...
  • Iraqi prison abuse figure(Lynndie England) hurt in brig at Miramar

    12/30/2005 10:26:27 AM PST · by radar101 · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Dec.30, 2005 | Adam Tanner
    Lynndie England, the soldier convicted of abusing Iraqi detainees, was seriously burned in a prison kitchen accident at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, her mother said yesterday. England, who was pictured holding a leash to a naked and hooded Iraqi inmate at the Abu Ghraib prison, was sentenced in September to three years for her part in the abuse scandal, which sparked worldwide outrage. She has since been confined at the Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, which is on the base. The brig is the Department of Defense's only prison designated for women, said Brewster Schenck, a spokesman for the facility....
  • England Burned in Prison Kitchen Accident

    12/30/2005 9:13:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies · 1,429+ views
    AP) -- ^ | Dec 30, 10:37 AM EST | AP) --
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -- Lynndie England, the U.S. soldier who posed for some of the most infamous pictures of detainee abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, suffered burns at the prison where she is serving her sentence, her family said Friday. England was injured about three weeks ago in a kitchen mishap at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, said her father, Kenneth England, from his home in West Virginia. The young reservist was reaching for a pan with chicken when grease splattered on her neck and chest, Kenneth England said. She was taken to the hospital, where they told her...
  • Abu Ghrab figure England burned in prison mishap

    12/29/2005 7:55:00 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 61 replies · 2,434+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 29 2005 | Adam Tanner
    Lynndie England, the U.S. soldier incarcerated for abusing detainees in Iraq, was badly burned in a prison kitchen accident, her mother said on Thursday. England works in the prison's kitchen, where she suffered second- and possibly third-degree burns from being splattered with grease over her chest as she removed chickens from a tall oven, her mother, Terrie England, said in an interview. "She was in severe pain," she said of the December 14 incident. "Everybody in the prison heard the scream." Terrie England, who is caring for England's infant during her incarceration, faulted prison officials for not giving better treatment...
  • Women Still Unequal before the Law

    09/28/2005 4:28:16 PM PDT · by CareyRoberts · 1 replies · 191+ views
    September 28, 2005 | Carey Roberts
    Bad news to the Lavender Ladies at the N.O.W.: Women are still lesser to men in the eyes of the American legal system. What’s worse, it’s women who are bringing this upon themselves. Three recent events show this to be true. First was last week’s trial of Pfc. Lynndie England at Ft. Hood, Texas. Leash-lady, as you recall, was the woman who brought dishonor and shame upon the United States military by posing with naked Iraqi prisoners, then giving the thumbs-up in a full-frontal display of sadistic bravado. During the trial Pfc. England’s lawyer trotted out the sob story that...
  • Lynndie England sentenced to 3 years in prison

    09/27/2005 6:27:09 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 100 replies · 1,974+ views
    tvnz.com.nz/ reuters ^ | Sept 27, 2005 | reuters
    Lynndie England, the US soldier pictured holding a leash to a naked Iraqi inmate at Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that prompted global outrage, was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison and given a dishonorable discharge. In sentencing testimony just hours before, England, who had faced a maximum nine years behind bars, apologised for her actions and said she remained an American patriot. "After the photos were released, I've heard that attacks were made on US armed forces because of them," she said. "I apologise to coalition forces and all the families," England, speaking slowly, told the...
  • Lynndie England faces sentencing

    09/27/2005 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Valin · 67 replies · 1,106+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/27/05 | Adam Tanner
    FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Lynndie England, convicted of abusing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, faces a maximum ten-year term when the military jury decides her punishment on Tuesday. England was found guilty on six counts on Monday, on charges that she "wrongfully posing for a photograph," including images in which she held a naked Iraqi prisoner by a leash and pointed to another inmate's genitals in the Abu Ghraib prison. The publication of the abuse photos early in 2004 caused major damage to America's image abroad and England came to personify the scandal. The prosecution had agreed...
  • Abu Ghraib Deliberations Expected to Begin

    09/26/2005 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Valin · 1 replies · 153+ views
    AP ^ | 9/26/05 | T.A. BADGER
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say Pfc. Lynndie England willingly abused prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. Her attorneys argue that she suffered from depression and was a heedless participant in the abuse. A jury of five Army officers was set Monday to hear both sides during closing arguments and begin deliberating on whether England is guilty of abusing Iraqi detainees. England, 22, is charged with seven counts of conspiracy and abuse that carry a maximum sentence of 11 years. Her trial is the last for a group of nine Army reservists charged with mistreating prisoners at Abu...
  • U.S. Army soldier Lynndie England is convicted

    09/26/2005 12:42:56 PM PDT · by Glenn · 184 replies · 7,236+ views
    CNN ^ | 09/26/2005 | AP
    of six counts in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case, The Associated Press reports.
  • Lynndie England Case Set to Go to Jury

    09/26/2005 10:34:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 234+ views
    AP ^ | 9/26/5 | T.A. BADGER
    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Prosecutors in Pfc. Lynndie England's prison abuse case portrayed her in closing arguments Monday as an eager participant with a "sick" sense of humor, while defense attorneys described her as a weak-minded pawn trying to appease a sadistic boyfriend. A jury of Army officers was to start deliberating Monday afternoon. England, one of the most visible figures in the Abu Ghraib scandal, faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted on seven counts of conspiracy and maltreatment of detainees at the Iraq prison in 2003. Jurors heard competing descriptions of the 22-year-old reservist from Fort...
  • Psychologist: I Failed Abu Ghraib Soldier (Lynndie England)

    09/23/2005 10:22:12 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 37 replies · 847+ views
    AP ^ | 9/23/05
    Today: September 23, 2005 at 10:12:33 PDT Psychologist: I Failed Abu Ghraib Soldier By T.A. BADGER ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A West Virginia school psychologist said Friday that he realized he had failed Lynndie England when he saw the Army private posing in prisoner abuse photos at Abu Ghraib. Thomas Denne, who had worked with England since early childhood, testified that he and other educators focused too much on getting the mild-mannered girl through school and not enough on providing her with real-life skills. "Maybe I thought, 'I didn't shoot high enough for Lynndie England,'" said Denne,...
  • Key figure (Lynndie England) in Abu Ghraib case to fight charges

    09/19/2005 4:02:38 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 19 replies · 690+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | Sept. 19, 2005 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO - Army Pfc. Lynndie England will abandon her earlier courtroom strategy and fight charges that she was a key participant in prisoner abuse by guards at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, her lawyer said. The 22-year-old reservist, made infamous by a series of graphic photos taken inside Abu Ghraib, goes on trial Tuesday at Fort Hood, Texas, on seven counts of mistreating prisoners. She will be the last of a group of junior enlisted soldiers charged with Abu Ghraib abuses to have their cases resolved. Two have been convicted at trial, while six others made plea deals and received...
  • Bill Maher owes another apology

    05/29/2005 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies · 1,776+ views
    Copyright © 2005, Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 29, 2005 | Charles M. Grist
    It was the summer of 1972 and John Kerry's group, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, was in the midst of an anti-war march through the streets of downtown Gainesville. ... I was disgusted to see that they were not only carrying the American flag upside down, they were carrying the flag of the communist Viet Cong as well. ...The freedom to protest is an important one. ...However, we did not go into harm's way to allow our fellow citizens to help our enemy. ...Now, we have some new Hollywood military experts. The latest is comedian Bill Maher, who made...
  • Army Schedules Abuse Hearing for England

    05/19/2005 6:22:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 185+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 5/19/5 | Associated Press
    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Army scheduled a hearing for next week to decide whether to court-martial Pfc. Lynndie England in the Iraqi prisoner abuse case, Fort Hood officials said Thursday. England, a West Virginia reservist whose guilty plea was rejected this month by a military judge, has been charged with seven counts arising from abuse of Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in late 2003. The new "Article 32" hearing, set to begin Tuesday, is the military equivalent of a grand jury investigation. An officer will receive evidence from both prosecutors and the defense and make a recommendation...
  • Defense: England Oxygen-Deprived At Birth

    05/03/2005 4:59:56 PM PDT · by Thrusher · 68 replies · 1,080+ views
    Associated Press/ABCnews,com ^ | May 3, 2005 | T.A. Badger
    England's Sentencing Hearing Begins; Defense Seeks Leniency, Says England Oxygen-Deprived at Birth FORT HOOD, Texas May 3, 2005 — Defense lawyers sought leniency for Pfc. Lynndie England at a hearing Tuesday to determine her punishment in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, with a psychologist testifying that the reservist was oxygen-deprived at birth, speech impaired and had trouble learning to read.
  • Soldier unhappy England pleaded guilty

    05/04/2005 8:01:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 546+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/5 | T.A. BADGER
    FORT HOOD, Texas - The reputed ringleader in the Abu Ghraib scandal said he was unhappy that Pfc. Lynndie England pleaded guilty to mistreating Iraqi detainees at the Baghdad-area prison in 2003. In a handwritten note given to reporters Tuesday, Pvt. Charles Graner said he wanted England to fight the charges."Knowing what happened in Iraq, it was very upsetting to see Lynn plead guilty to her charges," wrote Graner, who was scheduled to testify Wednesday at England's sentencing hearing. "I would hope that by doing so she will have a better chance at a good sentence."Graner continues to argue that...