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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 12:02 PM
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Verdict reached in Padilla terror case
Source: Associated Press

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"A verdict was reached Thursday in the trial of Jose Padilla and two co-defendants charged with supporting al-Qaida and other violent Islamic extremist groups overseas.

The jury verdict was scheduled to be read at 2 p.m. EDT before U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke in Miami's downtown federal courthouse, according to an announcement from her chambers. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for about a day and a half following a three-month trial.

Padilla, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi face possible life in prison if convicted of all three charges in the case.

The Bush administration portrayed Padilla, a 36-year-old U.S. citizen and Muslim convert, as a committed al-Qaida terrorist and cast his 2002 arrest at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as an important victory in the war against terrorism less than a year after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks."





Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070816/ap_on_re_us/padilla...
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DemKR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 12:17 PM
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1. May justice be served...n/t
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slowry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 12:25 PM
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2. yeah.... what? n/t
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 12:29 PM
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3. Let us hope the jury saw this horror for what it was.
Not guilty. May the government be sued for millions by the family.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 12:42 PM
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4. I hope for this myself
But I'm not counting on it happening!
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:28 PM
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12. so you know him personally ?
Or did you work at the Taco Bell with him
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phusion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 12:47 PM
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5. 13 minutes... n/t
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:02 PM
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6. hope it's good for him that it only took a day and a halfway
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:04 PM
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7. Kicking in hopes of a verdict report... (NT)
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:08 PM
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8. I heard on CNN that
the judge will allow reporters to stay in the courtroom and interview jurors off camera about thier verdict.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:16 PM
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9. If the verdict is Not Guilty, it will be very bad for Mr. Bush. n/t
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:26 PM
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Guilty on all counts.
Edited on Thu Aug-16-07 01:26 PM by Scurrilous
CNN: "Huge victory for Bush administration."
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:26 PM
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10. Guilty.
Shit.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:26 PM
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11. guilty on all counts nt
nt
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:29 PM
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13. The verdict was a given
they just had to find 12 kangaroos.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:30 PM
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14. Okay--so the System "Works"--What about the rest of the
detainees--can't they have trials in court????
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:33 PM
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15. This isn't the system working, this is the system completely fucked.
You cannot convict someone after torturing them to confess.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:44 PM
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17. Yes--I know that--thus, the quotes--but doesn't this then
prove Gitmo useless????

After all, if the system can be trusted to convict, shouldn't the detainees get a trial in the Federal System?

Don't make me break out the "Sarcasm" smilie.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:50 PM
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18. The Neonazicon spin will be that they were right all along, and the verdict proved it.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 01:42 PM
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16. These folks are victims of the phony "war on terror"
Edited on Thu Aug-16-07 01:50 PM by ProudDad
Just as a large percentage of black and brown people are in jails and prisons are victims of the phony "war on drugs"!!!

They are the unlucky ones, those "examples" meant to send a chill through any of us who would fight for our own vanishing rights against creeping (galloping?) fascism.

U.S. fucked up terrist dictionary: "violent Islamic extremist groups" = any Muslim Organization


On Edit: From the article: ""He provided himself to al-Qaida for training to learn to murder, kidnap and maim," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Frazier in closing arguments."

Sounds JUST LIKE U.S. Army boot camp... Big fucking deal... :puke: :puke: :puke:


Also from the article: "The bulk of these conversations and other evidence concerned efforts in the 1990s by Hassoun and Jayyousi, both 45, to assist Muslims in conflict zones such as Chechnya, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Lebanon."

Didn't the fucking U.S. of fucking A. "assist Muslims in conflict zones such as " the Balkans???


"It wasn't a terrorist operation. It was a relief operation," said Jayyousi attorney William Swor -- Highly probable. The hypocrisy of the U.S. fascist govt. knows no bounds...

But the FBI/CIA/NSA have all those emails about 'footballs' and 'eggplant' that PROVES these guys are all guilty of some kind of conspiracy they don't like so...
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johnhannahthree Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 02:21 PM
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19. this is good news
This proves that our system of due process is perfectly capable of handling terrorists or would-be terrorists. We dont need to declare people enemy combatants and suspend habeas corpus. Had he been acquitted it would have been ammunition for the other sides argument, regardless of whether he is really guilty. But a jury of his peers, not a military tribunal, looked at the facts and found the man guilty. The system works and this is not so much a victory in the war on terror, but a victory for constitutionalism and law and a blow to those who say we need to suspend our liberties.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-16-07 07:01 PM
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20. To me this shows that the court system is very flawed, that someone can be convicted
grabbed, locked up, tortured, then declared guilty of bullshit. That is what this shows me.
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