Fort Hood Shooting Suspect to Face Death Penalty
July 07, 2011
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a rampage at Fort Hood in 2009, will face the death penalty, the Army announced today.
Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., Fort Hood's commander, also ordered a court-martial for a trial that's likely to begin in about a year. Hasan faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 specifications of attempted premeditated murder.
Source: Houston Chronicle
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Morning Eagle @ 7/8/2011 11:58 AM
This is encouraging news but regrettable that it is taking so long to bring him to trial. Hopefully the officers ultimately sitting on the Court Martial will not be as PC as those who were in his chain of command that closed their eyes to his anti-American behaviors apparently out of fear of offending him or being accused of discrimination because of his "religious beliefs." They must share some of the blame for not recognizing the direction he was going and taking the appropriate actions. He didn't really try to keep his beliefs and tendencies secret, they simply ignored the clear signs. Thirteen unarmed soldiers paid with their lives and thirty-two others, also unarmed, were wounded. Add to that the trauma to the families of each of the victims. If not for the courage of that civilian police woman that put him down no one can know how many more he would have been able to shoot. This is an example of how high the price of political correctness can be. It is also an example of the narrow mindedness of prohibiting the possession or carry of private firearms on a military facility. Clinton's edict when he was busy desecrating the White House can be thanked for effectively turning bases into safe zones for violent criminals and/or terrorists. Now we can only hope that the chief Muslim or Holder won't decide hasan should be tried by a civilian court rather than a "vengeful" military court-martial. After all, he is only the "alleged" or "suspected" shooter until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
dogmeat @ 7/8/2011 3:42 PM
The real travesty is our military is unarmed. I believe way back in the day of the brown shoe military, NCO's and officers carried issued sidearms. The star bearers need to man up and attack this political correctness of fear of arming our military in peace and in war.
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