FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 31, 2012 4:12:47 PM CDT
Military Judge sets new Article 39a hearing date for Major Hasan case
FORT HOOD, Texas — The military judge in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan has scheduled an administrative hearing for 10 a.m. Aug. 3 in the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center here. The hearing was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 2.
Both the prosecution and defense will go on the record in open court to litigate pending motions and discuss various issues including any pending discovery issues and other matters either side may raise to the judge for resolution.
The accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Media who plan to cover the hearing must register here.
On the date for the event, satellite trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West Highway 190 at 6:30 a.m. Truck registration ends at 7 a.m. All others should check in to the Fort Hood visitor’s center, from 8-9 a.m. for final registration. All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver’s license with photo and an accredited press badge with photo.
For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Question 1: What is the total cost to date for the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan?
Answer: __________________ ? (Hint – we know it’s millions)
Question 2: What is the status of the $750 million-plus FTCA lawsuit against the Army?
Question 3: What is the personnel cost associated with the multi-attorney prosecution ‘kill team” who have been assigned to work on this case only?
Question 4: What has been the cost of incarcerating Major Hasan in the Bell County Jail? (Hint: Estimates excess $500,000)
Question 5: What has been the cost of the Defense mitigation specialist?
Answer: _________________? (Estimates approach $480,000.00)
Question 6: Why did the US Army deny funding for a Defense requrested physiatrist?
Question 7: What did it cost to remodel and electronically outfit the courtroom at the Larry Williams Judicial Center?
Question 8: Will the Army recommend payment of damages to the alleged victims who have filed suit under the FTCA?
Question 9: Why has the Army not publically disclosed the court-martial convening orders in this case? Aren’t they public documents and available in all other courts-martial at Fort Hood?
Stay Tuned – More Questions To Follow
Obvioiusly, the Hasan case is being funded and choreographed out of the Pentagon and White House – perhaps that is why government officials can’t see the obvious . . . . .
Sadly, these have become side issues to apparent Army preoccupation with a “clean shave”…..
Taking on the appearance of a circus rather than a trial, the military judge has taken the unusual step of finding the Defendant in contemp for simply sporting a beard. And a $1000 fine was also assessed. Wanna bet he just bought another intelocutory appeal. Meanwhile, the US Army has adopted an almost seige mentality, now surrounding the courthouse with metal containers!!
Remember what I have said previously – this is one big Army show trial, no expense barred. Fort Hood PAO seems to take apparent glee in reporting that the Defendant may even be “forcibly shaved.” What’s next – perhaps a little waterboarding? Just Incredible …..
Notably absent from the FBI report is any reference that Anwar al-Awlaqi had been an invited guest speaker at a DOD-sponsored luncheon at the Pentagon.
Nidal Malik Hasan’s transformation into a killer underscores the dilemma confronting the FBI. Hasan was a licensed psychiatrist and a U.S. Army Major with fifteen years of military service. He was a member of two professional communities – mental health and defense – whose missions include protection against violence. He worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other facilities in close and constant contact with other U.S. military personnel including fellow psychiatrists. He was a religious person. He had no known foreign travel. Other than his eighteen communications with Anwar al-Aulaqi, he had no known contact and no known relationships with criminal elements, agents of foreign powers, or potential terrorist.
For the entire redacted report – http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/final-report-of-the-william-h.-webster-commission
Partial and belated pretrial disclsures have become a habit in the Hasan case.