Fwd: Shoe Bomber Sentence

From: Bob W.
Sent on: Friday, June 28, 2013 12:05 PM


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From: Roger Gangitano <[address removed]>
Date: June 28, 2013, 11:39:11 AM EDT
To: ACT of Melbourne Gangitano <[address removed]>
Subject: Fwd: Shoe Bomber Sentence

Greetings All,

            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 or hear any of the judge's comments on TV or 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 stating, '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:
            '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 consecutively. (That's 80 years.)
            On count 8, the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years,
again to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed.  The Court
imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that's an
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 an $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.
            Now, 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 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 the officers
of government do it or your attorney 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 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 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?
            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, 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 bear 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. The 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.  Pass this around.  Everyone
should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say. Powerful words
that strike home..
            Please SEND this on----so that everyone has a chance to read
it.


If Obama was the "enemy" with ALL the word implies, WHAT would he be doing differently than what he is doing now?
The Integrity of the White House has been compromised and our country is under siege.
The enemy is in our midst!
So Says,
The BOJWON - 

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