Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

MSNBC: Moussaoui wearing stun belt?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
Andre II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:10 PM
Original message
MSNBC: Moussaoui wearing stun belt?
As MSNBC hasn't put the transcript on the net.
Here an excerpt:

ABRAMS: Did -- how did his behavior compare? I mean we`ve heard about these outbursts in court, in addition to...
WILLIAMS: Yes.
ABRAMS: ... regularly firing his lawyers, they`ve had to throw him out of court again and again, but it seems today he was actually responding to questions, et cetera?
WILLIAMS: Yes, the old, you know, outbursts were gone. The old Zacarias Moussaoui who was prone to histrionics, who had to be told to sit down by the judge, who sort of argued with everything, fought all the procedures, he was very docile today. Now I`m speculating here, but I think it -- you know we believe that he`s wearing one of those stun belts, and it may be that he was very worried about doing anything that would cause the marshals to press that button, understandably so, but for whatever reason you`re right, he acted like any other witness. He was very methodical, and it was the contrast between the extreme hatred and preparation to hijack planes on the one hand, and his very placid demeanor on the other.
ABRAMS: A stun belt? They literally...
WILLIAMS: Yes...
ABRAMS: ... have something around his waist that they can push a button and...
WILLIAMS: Well as you know, these are sometimes used in the courts and we`re not positive about this. He`s wearing a prison jumpsuit, you can`t see what`s under it, but some previous court documents have led us to speculate that he might be wearing one. Again, I`m not certain about this...
ABRAMS: Right.
WILLIAMS: ... but another piece of evidence that would suggest that he was is when the jury selection started and he would stand up and say he`s al Qaeda, the judge would have him led out of the courtroom and each time he would put his hands on his head and say look I`m not doing anything threatening, which suggests he was trying to say you know, don`t zap me, I`m behaving myself. So I`m not sure about that, but it`s a possibility.
ABRAMS: All right. Pete Williams as always thanks a lot. Appreciate it.

(MSNBC, 3/27/06)

Maybe this explains why Moussaoui was having "fun":

Asked by his lawyer why he signed his guilty plea in April as "the 20th hijacker," Moussaoui replied: "Because everybody used to refer to me as the 20th hijacker and it was a bit of fun."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/03/23/terror/main14...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:14 PM
Response to Original message
1. I doubt it
there is very little that would prevent him from forcing them to use the stun belt to show our barbarity while he shat himself and had a seizure.

If there was a stun belt and he didn't take advantage of it for the cameras I would be extremely puzzled.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Andre II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. Well,
what was written in previous court documents that apparently point in the direction of stun belts as well?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:44 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. a stun belt sucks in a court room
it causes the defendant to automatically earn pity points, or at the very least lends an air of disgust and barbarity when used.

We prefer to torture people where nobody can see.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mikelewis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:19 PM
Response to Original message
2. Portable Torture... I love it... We could issue one to every Iraqi...
man, woman and child and nip this insurgency right in the bud. To pay for it... we could rent it out to the Mullahs so they could zap anyone not attending Church on time.

One has to wonder if Mr. Moussaoui isn't just some raving lunatic they're prosecuting as a patsy. I bet that belt of his is a wonderful nutjob training tool.

"We're you the 20th hijacker?"

"No"

*^*~~ZAP~~*^*

"We're you the 20th hijacker?"

"Yes"

*^*~~ZAP~~*^*

"In Arabic, you piece of shit."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sheelz Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. That's not all--
Inmates With Hiv/Aids Forced To Wear Stun Belts In U.S. Prison

http://www.ilga.info/Current%20activities/Urgent%20acti...

I'm irate! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sheelz Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:19 PM
Response to Original message
3. I didn't even know there was stun belts
:wtf: :mad: :mad:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:45 PM
Response to Original message
7. Robotic control device
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Feb 18th 2020, 10:18 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC