HEADLINE – Lawyer: Accused Fort Hood gunman may be paralyzed

Alleged Ft. Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan paralyzed and may never walk again, lawyer says

BY Rhappi Kanasta
ASS.PRESS NEWS STAFF WRITER

Friday, November 13th 2009, 11:38 AM

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May never walk again, his lawyer said.

The accused Fort Hood gunman is paralyzed and likely will never be able walk again, his lawyer said Friday.  Attorney John Douchebag said Maj. Nidal Hasan’s medical condition remains “extremely serious” and “it appears he won’t be able to walk in the future.”

“OMG!” said no one in particular, Senior Fellow at no institution of higher learning whatsoever. “That poor murderer of 13 soldiers! He may not be able to walk to the gas chamber!  We must make sure he can be carried or wheeled there!”

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8 Responses to “HEADLINE – Lawyer: Accused Fort Hood gunman may be paralyzed”

  1. Thats OK. He can be pushed in a wheelchair to the death drug injection table.

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  2. There is something sick and twisted about a society that saves someone’s life so that they can kill him.

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  3. Ana – Not really. It is a policy that prevents summary executions. Everyone – even this guy – is presumed innocent until proven guilty. We don’t want health care professionals acting as judge, jury and executioner.

    It may seem strange, but that is how we roll here in the U.S. of A. It is one of the few things that makes us different from all that came before us. It is one of the few things we can still hold onto with pride.

    That being said, if he is found guilty, then – as pobept suggests – we will wheel him to the place where he will meet his maker.

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  4. Wouldn’t it be better for him to rot and be forgotten, rather than have some form of martyrdom and reason for rememberance for some who enjoy watching our side die?.

    I’m not suggesting his intention was some Jihad inspired thing as I have no idea, but some with that sort of thought process would see it that way.

    Plus, I don’t see execution as a punishment. I think it’s a way out for some of these types. If you had the choice of rotting for 40 years or being taken out, which would you choose?.

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  5. Moko – I essentially agree. Despite appearances to the contrary (crafted for comic effect) I am opposed to the death penalty on multiple grounds, one of which is the simple fact that death delivers an evil person from the much, much more horrible fate of eating prison food forever and for their last mean and breathing miasmic prison air forever and as their last breath.

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  6. Please pnb, spare us the simplistic expressions of patriotic drivel.

    In theory of course you are right, the U.S., and other country’s, presumption of innocence demands that he receive medical treatment.

    But as long as the U.S. holds dear the right to enact vengeance, once the process is followed, the society remains twisted. Especially when you consider that the U.S. CIA has conducted kidnapping/torture schemes and may in fact be involved summary executions. This the U.S. citizens accept as long as it doesn’t happen on U.S. soil.

    Then consider that in the U.S. dedicated professionals make hard choices daily withiin a broken health care system.

    In both, the question of the death penalty and health care, the U.S. is behind the curve.

    The basic contradiction is this: the U.S. was founded on the principal of all men, now including women, are created equal. But when it comes to these two issues, killing and healing, many feel the principal applies only to U.S. citizens, especially those with $$.

    OK, off the soapbox. This post may not score high on my comedy/laugh meter. But it is wonderful irony.

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  7. Yes paralysis is a side effect of aiming for the centre of the seen body mass.

    And whilst I hold that capitol punishment is worthwhile under extenuating circumstances (such as this one), you make a compelling argument for lifetime incarceration – if only to avoid the whole ‘martyr’ thing.

    Unfortunately should this miscreant be treated to a welcome from Big Bubba and his mates, he won’t feel it.

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  8. England at one point used the colonies to get rid of miscreants, unless of course they died of their injuries first.

    There are extenuating circumstances of course when the death penalty seems worthwhile even to someone who understands that acts of desperation can be vicious.

    I recently saw a Mystery! piece in which a whole village conspired to frame the owner of the local manor house for murder. In court he acknowledge that he was not well liked in the village because he had taken the most beautiful thing they had, implying his marriage. He was innocent of murder, but the village could not risk a conviction for rape and child pornography which would release him back in their midst in ten years. This was a collective, premeditated act of desperation resulting in execution for a murder, which did not happen. There was a point in the program when it appeared that he was wrongfully hung.

    In the murder of these 13 soldiers? An act of desperation, he wanted out. Too bad they didn’t let him go, but the war machine needed him. He didn’t get a discharge and he didn’t get death, yet.

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