Tuesday, August 20, 2013

When the Judiciary Acts Against "We the People": Fort Hood Judge Bans Jihad Evidence

My dear American friends-this story should trouble you greatly. 

"Lawyers representing the family members of those killed and injured in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage were outraged today when an Army judge limited prosecutors from introducing evidence, including emails to a known Al Qaeda operative, that would establish accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's "jihadi" motives"
"The judge's 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 Hasan's 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. 

Here's something I noticed-she is being celebrated for her "experience" in presiding over similar cases-but by all accounts, she appears to be a criminal expert. I could not find anything to indicate that she has any experience in terrorism cases.