Month: March 2010

US Army Discriminates Against Muslim Major

US Army Discriminates Against Muslim Major

For several months, the Hasan Defense Team has been requesting the expert assistance of Ms. Juliet Yackel as a defense mitigation specialist.   However, the Defense has been frustrated in its efforts to get this important segment of the Defense Team finalized so that we can begin preparing for the Article 32 Investigation.   The Special Court-Martial Convening Authority,…

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Defense Objects to One-Sided Article 32 Investigation

Defense Objects to One-Sided Article 32 Investigation

 Yesterday, the Defense filed an objection to the current memorandum issued by Colonel Lamb wherein he directs the Article 32 Investigating Officer to consider any evidence of “aggravating factors” as defined in RCM 1004.  To ensure a full, fair, and complete investigation, the Defense has requested that Colonel Lamb instruct the Investigating Officer that his…

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Bell County Officials Refuse Defense Request To Inspect Jail Facility

Bell County Officials Refuse Defense Request To Inspect Jail Facility

Following notice that the Bell County Commissioners and the US Army signed a contact to house Major Hasan in the Bell County Jail for 180 days at a cost of almost $207,000.00, the Defense requested an opportunity to examine the specific section of the jail where he would be incarcerated.  Jail officials did not immediately…

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Army To Pay Bell County $207,000 For 6-Months Jail Space

Army To Pay Bell County $207,000 For 6-Months Jail Space

The US Army executed a contract with the Bell County Commissioners Court which provides for housing Major Hasan in the Bell County Jail.  The cost: $206,796.30 for the brief term of 183 days .  Thereafter, the contract will have to be renegotiated. The expenditure is a financial windfall for Bell County, but it serves no legitimate governmental purpose.  The Defendant is…

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Approval granted for move of accused Fort Hood shooter

Approval granted for move of accused Fort Hood shooter

    Web Posted: 03/22/2010 12:58 CDT FORT HOOD SHOOTINGS   A special mySA report  By Guillermo Contreras – Express-News Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged in November’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 32 others wounded, will be moved from San Antonio to a county jail near the military post.…

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Military Death Penalty – A Racial Divide!

Military Death Penalty – A Racial Divide!

Nobody disputes the fact that there is significant and a very troubling racial disparity in how the United States military applies the death penalty.  Currently, there are seven persons on death row at the Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks (DB).  Of those, – five (5) are African-American; – one (1) is a Pacific Islander; – one (1)…

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Recommended Reading For Army Prosecutors and Colonel Lamb

Recommended Reading For Army Prosecutors and Colonel Lamb

The attached article provides an outstanding historical analysis of the role of mitigation specialists in the military justice system.  The thrust of the article is consistent with the position advanced by the Hasan Defense Team.   Death Is Different- By LT J. Michael Montgomery