Posted by Curt on 3 May, 2006 at 4:12 pm. 8 comments already!

Disgusting verdict!

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 3 ? A federal court jury spared the life of Zacarias Moussaoui today, voting to send him to prison for the rest of his days rather than condemn him to death for the carnage of Sept. 11, 2001.

The jury of nine men and three women deliberated seven days before telling District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema this afternoon that it had decided not to impose the death sentence on the only person to stand trial in the United States for the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Edward Adams, a court spokesman did not say whether the jury had voted unanimously to spare Mr. Moussaoui, or whether the jurors had failed to reach a unanimous decision on condemning him. The lack of unanimity on death would also spare Mr. Moussaoui’s life.

“America, you lost!” Mr. Moussaoui shouted as he was led from the courtroom after the verdict was announced. His outbursts and rantings had become routine during the trial.

Mr. Adams said the jurors were unanimous on several factors that weighed against the defendant: that he wanted death or injury to result from terrorist acts, and that he showed a lack of remorse for his wrongdoing, for instance. But he said at least some jurors also embraced factors in his favor: that he had limited knowledge of the 9/11 plot, for example.

I’m at a loss to explain this. How in the world can a person who admitted to taking part in the planning of 9/11 which killed over 2800 innocent people not be sentenced to death? If we don’t put this person to death how will we EVER put someone to death ever again?

Just amazing.

For those who say he can do no harm behind bars, think again:

April 1996-March 1997: Yousef Communicates with Islamic Militants from Within Maximum Security Prison Using Telephone Provided by FBI

Ramzi Yousef, mastermind along with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed of the 1993 WTC bombing and the Operation Bojinka plots, is in a maximum-security prison, sentenced to hundreds of years of prison time for his plots. However, he can communicate with Gregory Scarpa Jr., a mob figure in the cell next to him. The FBI sets up a sting operation with Scarpa?s cooperation to learn more of what and whom Yousef knows. Scarpa is given a telephone, and he allows Yousef to use it. However, Yousef uses the sting operation for his own ends, communicating with operatives on the outside in code language without giving away their identities. He attempts to find passports to get co-conspirators into the US, and there is some discussion about imminent attacks on US passenger jets. Realizing the scheme has backfired, the FBI terminates the telephone sting in late 1996, but Yousef manages to keep communicating with the outside world for several more months. [Lance, 2003; New York Daily News, 10/24/2000; New York Daily News, 2/21/2002]

I babysitted criminals in jail for 6 and half years. They get 3 square meals, workout’s, telephones, tv’s.

Does he deserve any of this?

Criminals such as Tookie Williams was executed for killing a few innocent folks. Tim McVeigh dies for his part in a few hundred innocent deaths This man played a part in the death of close to 3000! All 3 of these guys deserved to die, but one of them will not.

What the hell is going on in this country!

John Podhoretz believes he know the answer:

There is only one justifiable reason for a juror to make this choice. That juror has to believe the death penalty is wrong under any and all circumstances. To imagine that there can be any mitigating circumstance regarding Moussaoui’s actual guilt is moral idiocy of the highest order.


Alas, that moral idiocy was clearly at work in the jury deliberations. I would guess we will hear from some jurors who sought a different outcome over the next week that will cast some uncomfortable light on the goings-on inside the jury room.

Take a look at the juror’s questionnaire here.

SENTENCE OF LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT POSSIBILITY OF RELEASE.

Based upon consideration of whether the aggravating factor or factors found to exist sufficiently outweigh any mitigating factor or factors found to exist, or in the absence of any mitigating factors, whether the aggravating factor or factors are themselves sufficient to justify a sentence of death, we the jury, do not unanimously find that a sentence of death shall be imposed on the defendant.

Argh!

Want a reminder of what this man took part of?

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I think this should teach all of us one thing. None of these terrorists should be brought into our court system. They need to be killed in the field or put away at Gitmo.

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I babysitted criminals in jail for 6 and half years. They get 3 square meals, workout’s, telephones, tv’s.

Does he deserve any of this?

Criminals such as Tookie Williams was executed for killing a few innocent folks. Tim McVeigh dies for his part in a few hundred innocent deaths This man played a part in the death of close to 3000! All 3 of these guys deserved to die, but one of them will not.