Month: March 2010

Prosecutors Oppose Art 32 Delay And Delay Action on Defense Mitigation Specialist

Prosecutors Oppose Art 32 Delay And Delay Action on Defense Mitigation Specialist

Prosecutors have voiced objection to anything more than a one-week continuance in the Article 32 hearing which is now scheduled to commence on 1 June.  They appear uncaring about that fact that the new member of the Defense Team is not expected to arrive at Fort Hood for several more months or the fact that…

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Defense Team Requests Article 32 Hearing Continuance

Defense Team Requests Article 32 Hearing Continuance

Earlier today, the Hasan Defense Team submitted a request to the Article 32 Investigating Officer, requesting the Article 32 hearing  (currently scheduled to commence on June 1st) be continued until October 1st.  Compelling reasons for the requested delay include:  substantial pretrial discovery still has not been provided to the Defense; the Defense Team (Galligan, Martin, and Poppe) will…

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Valid Criticism of the Death Penalty

Valid Criticism of the Death Penalty

As of March 2005, 119 innocent people have been released from death rows across the country since 1973 (Northwestern University, DP Information Center). Researchers Radelet and Bedau found 23 cases where innocent people were executed since 1900 (In Spite of Innocence, Northeastern University Press, 1992). Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation, Inc. It’s Carried Out Disportionately: Thurgood…

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EMCT – Acronym for US Army Death Squads

EMCT – Acronym for US Army Death Squads

EMCT – Execution Management and Coordination Team Official Army Definition: Represenative from HQDA key staff elements responsible for monitoring and coordinating the execution policy and procedures to conduct a presidentially approved death sentence.                                                                                    Army Regulation 190-55

How Does The US Army Kill Defendants? Call It “A Procedure” And Issue “A Reg”

How Does The US Army Kill Defendants? Call It “A Procedure” And Issue “A Reg”

Army execution procedures are no more humane or legitimate than those employed by State and Federal authorities and that have been under continuous Constitutional challenge.  The current Army procedure is referenced below:     Chapter 3 Execution Procedures    3–1. General      3–2. Execution by lethal injection    a. The execution is conducted by…

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The High Cost of Death Penalty Prosecutions

The High Cost of Death Penalty Prosecutions

“Every dollar we wpend on a capital case is a dollar we can’t spend anywhere else. . . . . We have to let the public know what it costs to process a capital case”                                John M. Bailey, Chief State’s Attorney, Connecticut http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/27/just-cost-death-penalty-killer-state-budgets/ Just or Not, Cost of Death Penalty Is a Killer for…

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Hasan Defense Continues Battle For A Mitigation Specialist

Hasan Defense Continues Battle For A Mitigation Specialist

A copy of the most recent Defense demand for appointment of mitigation specialist is attached in the Motions and Legal Memo Section.  Otherwise, Click Here:   Hasan – Mitigation Specialist Request_Hasan 26 Mar 10 It is incredible to think that the Hasan Defense Team even has to engage in this kind of protracted battle with Army prosecutors.  

Defense Asks Office of General Counsel (DA) To Weigh In

Defense Asks Office of General Counsel (DA) To Weigh In

As reported in earlier posts, the Special Court-Martial Convening Authority (Colonel Lamb) has denied the defense request to employ, at government expense, the services of Ms. Juliet Yackel as a mitigation specialist.  Colonel Lamb has been informed that Ms. Yackel is extremely well-qualified to perform this vital role in the Hasan case.  Nevertheless, Colonel Lamb has twice now…

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Wolf Blitzer Attack

Wolf Blitzer Attack

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/11/wolf-blitzer-quesitons-how-hasans-lawyer-can-represent-someone-accused-of-mass-murder.php Hasan – Wolf BliHasan – Wolf Blitzer Questions How Hasan’s Lawyer Can Represent ‘Someone Accused Oftzer Questions How Hasan’s Lawyer Can Represent ‘Someone Accused Of