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Shoe Bomber Sentenced

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posted on Jun, 17 2005 @ 03:33 PM
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I got this email today...I thought I'd pass it on...pretty good stuff...

>To: undisclosed-recipients:
>Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 3:02 PM
>Subject: FW: Richard Reid Ruling ( Air Terrorist)
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>I checked this out with snopes hoaxes and it is real.
>Mike
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>Subject: Richard Reid Ruling (Air terrorist)
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>Richard Reid Ruling
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>Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe
and
>tried to light it?
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>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.
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>Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything
to
>say.
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>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."
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>Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:
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>"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.
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>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
>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>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 know 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.'
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>You are no big deal.
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>What your able counsel and what the equally able United States
attorneys
>have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to
>grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that
led
>you here to this courtroom today?
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>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down."
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>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.
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>Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say.
Powerful
>words that strike home.
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>God bless America
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>Please forward this---------so that every American has a chance to
read it.
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>




posted on Jun, 17 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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whos Richard Reid?.....oooo yeah the shoe bomber. i thought he was just trying to warm his feet with a match, u know how cold it can be in airplanes.



posted on Jun, 17 2005 @ 03:55 PM
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I lost count of how many years he had to serve after the life sentence and the 80 other years after that. But seems justice has been served.



posted on Jun, 17 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Odd that not one word of this was in the media....but Jacko....24/7

Misplaced priorities here in America...



posted on Jun, 17 2005 @ 06:48 PM
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I'd heard the judge's speech and it was in quite a few papers in its entirety; also, it was all over the Internet. Where you been?



posted on Jun, 17 2005 @ 08:34 PM
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Im talkin bout mass media...ie: MSNBC, CNN, FOX etc...maybe a blurb...

this would have got me to watch more than Jacko...



posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 12:05 AM
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Yup the yare Wacko for Jaco
Ok no laughs? Its what it deserved, sorry about that folks



posted on Jun, 18 2005 @ 10:25 AM
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I bet they didnt play that, because it might "incite anti-american" feelings or something simialry stupid.



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