Friday, January 08, 2010

Here We Go: Judge Tossing Evidence In Gitmo Terrorist Trials

Here we go, folks. It has started. Our wonderful judicial system in action. A federal judge has begun tossing evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect because the confessions or evidence were coerced.
A federal judge has tossed out most of the government's evidence against a tarrorism detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.
Yes, the AP has trouble even spelling the word terrorism much less being able to apply it. I didn't change it, that is how it originally appeared.

This ruling, of course, will now be used by future defense attorneys to get even more evidence against their clients thrown out. They will continue to nibble away at it until terrorists like this one, who was captured after a 2 1/2 hour firefight, are made out to be some sort of momma's boys just walking home from the corner grocery with food for his six orphaned siblings.

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