In Holders voice...." Dear committee I am busy right now with a trumped up charge that I want to levy against a man. I have no time for the real issues at hand. Good day"
This has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with ensuring that nothing interferes with the perception of a fair trail and making sure there are no ground for appeal.And by the way, the Pentagon officially classified this as workplace violence (not a terrorist attack).
The political correctness never ends.
You have the Right to a speedy trail, you can waive that right. Military Death Penalty cases are notoriously slow.Whatever happened to the principle of a "speedy" trial?
Whatever happened to erasure of the enemy on a battlefield?
"Workplace" violence, my elbow.
Can't picture that Hassan won't get the needle.There is little doubt that Hasan will get the death penalty. However, big however; the US military has not executed anyone since 1961. No one military person can be executed unless the president personally confirms the death sentence. There are currently 5 guys on military death row. Some have been there for many years.
The U.S. Military Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center
It ain't going to happen in the next ten years. One guy has been on military death row since 1988. Numerous troops have been sentenced to death since 1961: None have been executed. In 1983 the Armed Forces Court of Appeals threw out the death sentences of all those awaiting execution. Since then some have had their death sentences commuted to life and were eligible for parole after 10 years.Can't picture that Hassan won't get the needle.
Too bad Hasan couldn't be tried under Texas law most Death Rows I know of have people who have been there 20-25 years as Ron White put it "Texas has an express lane."It may be DoD but remember, Holder is head of DOJ and he can do anything he wants and Obama will back him up.
I think Hasan will get the death penalty but it will never be carried out.