US Army Major Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood jihadist who killed 14 and wounded 32 on a US Military base has had taxpayer-paid attorneys since November 2009. Our government has classified the Muslim Major’s crime as “workplace violence” rather than terrorism – ignoring that he yelled “Allahu Akhbar” as he repeatedly pulled the trigger. Hasan continues to receive his military pay and the dead and wounded are denied honors such as the Purple Heart and other financial support, but Hasan has amassed a tidy $278,000 and doesn’t have to use a penny of it for attorneys or medical care. This source says Hasan will ask a judge to allow him to fire his attorney and represent himself in a trial that should end in a death penalty conviction. The US Military has not exercised the right to execute since 1961. Roiling question: if he represents himself, does he get paid an attorney’s fee? (watch the video below to be reminded of what victims who survived have endured – it’s one of those ‘not to be forgotten’ messages):
Osborn has little choice but to grant Hasan’s request to represent himself under U.S. law, which could pose problems for prosecutors and create more avenues for appeal, the military law experts said. She is likely to appoint lawyers to assist Hasan.
“It is going to prolong everything and will make everything more difficult, all throughout the process,” said Victor M. Hansen, a professor at the New England School of Law in Boston and a former Army defense attorney.
Military law experts said the move could make Hasan’s court martial more challenging for prosecutors and painful for witnesses who may be questioned by the man accused of wounding them, or killing their family members.
“It is hard enough for the victim of an attempted murder or the family member of someone who has been murdered, to come into a courtroom and sit across the room from a man who they are convinced did this,” said Geoffrey Corn, a retired lieutenant colonel and veteran Army prosecutor. Source: Chicago Tribune
I have some personal family experience with Muslims. They love to represent themselves when they are guilty of egregious acts, and while in jail, they study law and use it against their victim who is trying to go to work everyday and make a living for their family. I hope you will watch the video and pass it along to friends and family so that we ‘never forget.’