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    Don't know if this has been posted before....



    The "Shoe" bomber


    Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe
    and tried to light it?


    Did you know his trial is over?


    Did you know he was sentenced?


    Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV/Radio?


    Didn't think so.


    Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

    Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

    Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything
    to say.

    His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stated "I think I will not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."


    Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:

    January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid. Judge Young:

    "Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes
    upon you. On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in
    prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On
    counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison
    on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the
    other. That's 80 years.

    On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years
    consecutive to the 80 years just imposed.

    The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of
    $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.

    The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to
    restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre
    Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

    The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.


    The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

    This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a
    fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence.

    Let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your
    terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been
    through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.

    Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care
    for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.


    You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist.


    You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist.


    To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or if you think you are a soldier. You are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.


    So war talk is way out of line in this court.


    You are a big fellow. But you are not that big.
    You're no warrior. I've known warriors. You are a terrorist. A
    species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders.

    In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you
    first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered
    where the press and where the TV crews were, and he said: "You're no big deal."


    You are no big deal.

    What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with, and what I, as honestly as I know how,
    have tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.

    What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

    I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you
    to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate
    led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing.

    And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search
    this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know. It
    seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You
    hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to
    live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not
    believe as we individually choose.

    Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it
    everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual
    freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So
    that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.

    It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously
    on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

    We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way
    we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no
    mistake though. It is yet true that we will bare any burden; pay any
    price, to preserve our freedoms.

    Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to
    long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow, it will be
    forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.

    Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

    The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

    See that flag, Mr Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America.

    That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag
    stands for freedom. And it always will.

    Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down." So, how much of this Judge's
    comments did we hear on our TV sets?

    We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject.

    Pass this around. Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine
    judge had to say.


    Powerful words that strike home.


    God bless America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HippieLettuce
    Don't know if this has been posted before....



    The "Shoe" bomber


    Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe
    and tried to light it?


    Did you know his trial is over?


    Did you know he was sentenced?


    Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV/Radio?


    Didn't think so.


    Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

    Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

    Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything
    to say.

    His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stated "I think I will not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."


    Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:

    January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid. Judge Young:

    "Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes
    upon you. On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in
    prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On
    counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison
    on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the
    other. That's 80 years.

    On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years
    consecutive to the 80 years just imposed.

    The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of
    $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.

    The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to
    restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre
    Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

    The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.


    The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

    This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a
    fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence.

    Let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your
    terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been
    through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.

    Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care
    for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.


    You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist.


    You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist.


    To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or if you think you are a soldier. You are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.


    So war talk is way out of line in this court.


    You are a big fellow. But you are not that big.
    You're no warrior. I've known warriors. You are a terrorist. A
    species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders.

    In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you
    first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered
    where the press and where the TV crews were, and he said: "You're no big deal."


    You are no big deal.

    What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with, and what I, as honestly as I know how,
    have tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.

    What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

    I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you
    to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate
    led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing.

    And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search
    this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know. It
    seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You
    hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to
    live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not
    believe as we individually choose.

    Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it
    everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual
    freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So
    that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.

    It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously
    on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

    We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way
    we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no
    mistake though. It is yet true that we will bare any burden; pay any
    price, to preserve our freedoms.

    Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to
    long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow, it will be
    forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.

    Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

    The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

    See that flag, Mr Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America.

    That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag
    stands for freedom. And it always will.

    Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down." So, how much of this Judge's
    comments did we hear on our TV sets?

    We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject.

    Pass this around. Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine
    judge had to say.


    Powerful words that strike home.


    God bless America.
    Amen, brother!!! we need more take-no-shit judges (and congressmen and hmmmm maybe a president) like this to get this country back on track. at the moment, were circling the drain to disaster.
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    History tells us that oppressive nations build walls to keep people IN, not out.
    (See "Berlin Wall" and "Likud Israel" for examples) ” FORD- when i told him i'd build a wall between the US and Mexico.

    then ill build it from the mexican side. -my reply.

 

 

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