Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    01.29.02
    Age
    49
    Location
    somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    22,946
    Last Online

    12.18.17 @ 09:20 AM
    Likes
    846
    Liked 1,229 Times in 448 Posts

    Default Child Rapist Goes Free Because Court Can't Find Interpreter

    ROCKVILLE, Md. Charges against a man accused of repeatedly raping and molesting a 7-year-old girl were dismissed last week because the court could not find an interpreter fluent in the suspect's native West African language.

    Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian native who received asylum in this country and attended high school and community college here, according to The Washington Post, was denied a speedy trial after three years awaiting a court-appointed interpreter who could speak the tribal language of Vai.

    A court-ordered psychiatrist determined that Kanneh, despite his functional facility with English he originally spoke with detectives in English, The Post reports, needed to have Vai spoken in order to understand the proceedings against him.

    Loretta Knight, a clerk with the court system in Montgomery County, Md., said she had been unable to find an interpreter to stay on the case, even after an exhaustive search that included the Liberian Embassy and courts in 47 states.

    Judge Katherine Savage called her decision to dismiss the charges one of the most difficult she's had to make in a long time, especially since she was aware of "the gravity of this case and the community's concern about offenses of this type."

    Prosecutors can't refile the charges but are considering whether to appeal the judge's ruling for the dismissal.

    FOX News spoke with a man who claimed to be Kanneh in a five-minute phone conversation on Sunday in English. He said the allegations against him were false and the dismissal of the charges was "a good thing." Asked if the accusations were true, he responded, "I said what I had to say" and hung up.

    The Washington Post wrote in its article that in just one night reporters were independently able to identify three Vai translators available to assist in the case. It noted that the need for interpreters has risen starkly in Montgomery County, Md., with the court system spending $1 million in interpreters in 2006, or 10 times the amount it spent in 2000.

    According to witnesses who originally reported the case to authorities, Kanneh allegedly repeatedly raped and sexually molested the girl, a relative. In a statement made by the girl to police, she said she had been told she'd be forced to stay in the apartment unless she had sex with Kanneh.
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -- Gen. George S. Patton

  2. #2
    no stinkin click! muffdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.27.02
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    7,761
    Favorite VH Album

    all
    Favorite VH Song

    strung out....
    Last Online

    02.28.14 @ 07:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Unfreakingbelievable....

  3. #3
    Atomic Punk stilleddiesangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.30.04
    Location
    A Brit in Texas
    Posts
    9,106
    Favorite VH Album

    Have a soft spot for F*U*C*K
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained/Mine All Mine
    Last Online

    08.25.17 @ 05:45 PM
    Likes
    82
    Liked 30 Times in 11 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Reading this... I wanna throw up! Thats unbelievable!
    ****Texas - Home Of My Heart****

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk Menlow's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.02.04
    Age
    47
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    11,654
    Favorite VH Album

    VH II
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained, DOA
    Last Online

    06.14.17 @ 06:46 PM
    Likes
    5
    Liked 23 Times in 9 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    I hope they'll find an interpreter next time around.


    Thanks to them, there will now be a next time.

  5. #5
    Hang 'Em High jetguy5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.19.04
    Location
    Burlington, On, Canada, Earth
    Posts
    6,142
    Favorite VH Album

    F.U.C.K. 1984
    Favorite VH Song

    Feels So Good (deal with it...
    Last Online

    12.15.17 @ 11:56 AM
    Likes
    582
    Liked 426 Times in 228 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    It just goes to show you...when you think that it's all been done and there is nothing new to hear about or read about...something like this comes along. This is un-fucking-believable!!!!!
    Signature not currently available. You aren't missing much.

  6. #6
    Atomic Punk FORD's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.26.00
    Age
    51
    Location
    The Mighty Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    7,807
    Favorite VH Album

    All 6 of em!!
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    10.22.17 @ 08:55 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    They probably had interpreters available, but they got fired because they were gay.

    Oh wait, that was Arabic translators at the Pentagon. Sorry for the confusion....
    Eat Us And Smile

    Welcome back, Van HALEN!!!!

    ...It's the BAND and Dave is really the cat that can front VH. He sang his ASS off and was really cool. No cheese here guys, this is filet Mignon! - Steve Lukather's comment after witnessing a Van HALEN 2007 rehearsal

    "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears?"- 1 Samuel 15:14

  7. #7
    Good Enough Tropical Storm Tracey's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.11.07
    Age
    51
    Location
    Cajun Land
    Posts
    2,518
    Favorite VH Album

    Do I really have to pick???
    Favorite VH Song

    ATBL
    Last Online

    11.18.17 @ 07:19 PM
    Likes
    32
    Liked 20 Times in 7 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    I think maybe the bastard should be "accidentally" shot in the head by someone.

    TST<---------I'm a pretty good shot---------------

  8. #8
    Atomic Punk LLFHS's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.08.04
    Location
    Secret Witness Protection Location
    Posts
    31,731
    Favorite VH Album

    Anything Mike played on
    Favorite VH Song

    Anything Mike played on
    Last Online

    07.30.17 @ 08:59 PM
    Likes
    34
    Liked 60 Times in 35 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Leave me and a meat cleaver alone with him for five minutes. I guarantee he won't need an interpreter to understand WTF is going on.
    LowLifeFlatHeadScum

    [sigpic][/sigpic]


    Your Hacked Nude Photo Here!

  9. #9
    carpe damn diem billy007's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.19.00
    Age
    54
    Location
    On the wild card line...
    Posts
    28,686
    Favorite VH Song

    "Dance The Night Away"
    Last Online

    12.18.17 @ 09:38 AM
    Likes
    1,046
    Liked 1,351 Times in 927 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian native who received asylum in this country and attended high school and community college here, according to The Washington Post, was denied a speedy trial after three years awaiting a court-appointed interpreter who could speak the tribal language of Vai.
    DLR wasn't available? Anyone who's ever listened to the intro of "Yankee Rose" knows that Dave is very fluent in "Vai"!

    Seriously, this is where you wish it was perfectly natural in this country for someone of this ilk to be "disappeared".

  10. #10
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    12.25.01
    Age
    53
    Location
    Carmel, Ca
    Posts
    7,954
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    You\'re Kidding,right?
    Last Online

    05.31.14 @ 08:17 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Man, gas prices are killing me with this thing:

    "Nothing is ever what it seems but everything is exactly what it is." - B. Banzai


    My Blog:

    http://axxman300tool.blogspot.com/

    http://www.myspace.com/axxman300

  11. #11
    no stinkin click! muffdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.27.02
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    7,761
    Favorite VH Album

    all
    Favorite VH Song

    strung out....
    Last Online

    02.28.14 @ 07:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Man, gas prices are killing me with this thing:



    That's classic,......

  12. #12
    Baluchitherium loveevhsince79's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.22.04
    Location
    Cols, OH
    Posts
    5,420
    Last Online

    10.23.15 @ 04:49 PM
    Likes
    2
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    The part that saddens me the most is that supposedly the reporters found three interpreters right away yet the courts were unable too. Doesn't seem like too much effort was put forth.

  13. #13
    no stinkin click! muffdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.27.02
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    7,761
    Favorite VH Album

    all
    Favorite VH Song

    strung out....
    Last Online

    02.28.14 @ 07:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    Someone should be losing a job over this......

  14. #14
    Eruption Kevy5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.23.03
    Posts
    1,500
    Favorite VH Album

    Diver Down
    Favorite VH Song

    Runnin' With The Devil
    Last Online

    07.12.08 @ 04:41 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    "justice"
    Respects.

  15. #15
    Atomic Punk jimmy812's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.03.04
    Age
    46
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,640
    Last Online

    06.03.17 @ 06:59 PM
    Likes
    1,188
    Liked 327 Times in 204 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    FOX News spoke with a man who claimed to be Kanneh in a five-minute phone conversation on Sunday in English. He said the allegations against him were false and the dismissal of the charges was "a good thing." Asked if the accusations were true, he responded, "I said what I had to say" and hung up.
    So he spoke on the phone for 5 minutes in English and...they're dismissing the case because ...but he spoke in English...

    Axxman, this tank of gas is on me! I still think that chainsaw should be part of your sig.
    2-time Fantasy Baseball Champion.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Fear grips town as serial rapist stalks men
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12.28.06, 05:19 AM
  2. Rapist Became Foster Parent in New York
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05.26.05, 07:39 AM
  3. Who has that "court transcript" link of Michael Jackson's '93 court appearance?
    By dirtymovies in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02.20.03, 07:25 PM
  4. does anyone find it funny to find this ad here?
    By cloudieskie in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02.01.02, 01:02 PM
  5. Somebody Get Me An Interpreter
    By billy007 in forum Van Halen 101
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05.06.00, 06:30 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •