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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Letter of the Day

Has our judicial system bent over backward for killers?

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As I read more and more about the overly cautious trial of the alleged killers of nearly 3,000 innocent victims on 9/11, horrible visions creep back into my mind. The flailing arms of one, and another, arms pinned tight to his or her sides — as two of the victims plummet head-first to instant death below, rather than having to endure the gruesome, painful death by fire.

Has our judicial system bent over backward in an attempt to show our humanity to the killers, and at the same time letting the victims be damned?

Not much has been written recently about the unbelievably cruel deaths of so many in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and in the open field in Pennsylvania, yet we’re bombarded by silly delays in the trial of the five monsters because of their demands. How many millions of dollars will be spent to ensure these guilty animals receive a fair trial by our standards? Are they deserving of a fairer trial than you or I?

With no judicial training at all I could speed up this trial immeasurably.

Each defendant would be entitled to witnesses who were on the ground at the time of the event. Any others would be disallowed through the hearsay rule. Each of the defendants would be entitled to two character witnesses, their mom and pop.

Don Hoyem

Tampa

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