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johnlal Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:47 AM
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Ashcroft failing on prosecution of terrorists
Very little attention has been paid to the absolute failure Ashcroft's justice department has had in the prosecution of Zacharius Mousauwi (sp?)the only 9/11 conspirator to be brought to trial. ZM ineptly attempted to defend himself, and has admitted his allegiance to Osama Bin Ladin. However, because Ashcroft refuses to play by the rules, this case is slipping through his fingers. The Court has demanded, and the Constitution requires that the accused must be provided any potentially exculpatory evidence. The Justice Department is stubbornly refusing to allow access, and has been severely sanctioned by the court.

Add to that the mess in Guantanamo Bay. The Kangaroo "Military Tribunals" are not yet up and running.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:15 AM
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1. The entire "strategy" in prosecuting Mousaui
is to let this run it's course through the conventional courts then move it to a military court.
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johnlal Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 08:16 AM
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2. Thus raising the issue
of Double Jeopardy.
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 02:01 PM
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3. Solution:
take one big blue velvet curtain
and apply as needed.
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rini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-03 07:40 AM
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4. Ashcroft has failed
on many issues.
1. to guard the Constitution
2. prosecuting those who need to be prosecuted
3. leaving innocent Americans alone.
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