Last edited by EpicDude86; 11-12-09 at 10:02 PM.
It doesn't necessarily mean televised or broadcast.
Cameras in the court do weird things to people. Look at how Ito let OJ get off.
Now, mind you, I've no real objection to cameras and court rooms, but occasionally they get in the way. Especially for these high-media circus events.
If there's a chance the TV buffoons could cause a mistrial or otherwise prevent the just and propert guilty verdict for this terrorists, they shouldn't be allowed in the court.
Normally, military trials are not open to the public, unless the public has a direct interest in the case.
In his case it's all military and no public interest, so I beliieve it may very well be closed to the public unless they give some courtesy considering he was a member of the Muslim community. Though, I do not believe he represents any real Muslim community in American society. Muslims in America are fairly well assimilated and they enjoy their lives here. I feel for them when a guy goes off like that.
If you are in the military, and are caught commiting a crime against the military, you will be tried in a military court of law. Yes, he will be court martialed; but I am not sure if that term is still in used by the military.
Now if a person is in the military, and they commit a crime against a community, they most likely will be tried within that community, if the community wants him, and most times tried again in a military court of law if the military deems it necessary.
Either way the miliitary will not let them get off easy.
The military has a very tough stance against military personnel who commit crimes.
Some may squark at the tough sentence he gets in the end, but trust that the military has given just as tough to guys who have done less than him.
The military doesn't care what color or reliigion you are - if you are in the military and you are caught commiting a crime............ just trust that Leavenworth is no fun for quite a few guys who are of all persuasions.
Last edited by Tom Jones; 11-12-09 at 10:27 PM.
The far right like to claim that any one who dares support Obama has "drank the koolaid", but the truth is, you and those like you who will use any excuse to mindlessly rant are much more the koolaid drinkers than those of us who sit back and actually think about things and judge each thing individually.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Nothing nit picky whatsoever about it, in fact, it's quite clear.The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.