Theodore's World: 9/11 Suspects’ Courtroom Antics Could Cause the Trial to Take Years

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May 08, 2012

9/11 Suspects’ Courtroom Antics Could Cause the Trial to Take Years

9/11 Suspects’ Courtroom Antics Could Cause the Trial to Take Years

FOX News

The 9/11 self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants were disruptive throughout their hearing at Guantanamo Bay over the weekend. Their antics caused the hearing to last 13 hours and included taking off their earphones that provided Arabic translations, insisting that the 20-plus page document of the charges against them be read aloud, partially disrobing, making a paper airplane and placing it on top of the microphone, etc.

Catherine Herridge, who was watching the hearing at Gitmo, pointed out the absurdity that the suspects took out the Arabic translation earphones even though at one point during the hearing they began reading an English-language magazine, The Economist.

Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Studio B, “Everybody is entitled to be present at their trial to confront the evidence against them and confront the witnesses against them. That has been tempered somewhat by the Military Commissions Act which excludes the defendants from hearing certain witnesses and looking at certain documents.”

He explained that the defendants can give up their right to be present in the courtroom by engaging in “behavior that unnecessarily disrupts or lengthens to an intolerable point the trial, the court can exclude them and put them in a place where they can observe what goes on but their antics won’t interrupt.”

Going forward, Judge Napolitano said, “If the court permits them to stay in the courtroom and they continue like this, this trial will take years and … they haven’t even picked a jury yet.”


Wild Thing's comment.........

Leave it to the lefties to make a mess of things. It would al lbe so different if people would stop trying to appease the terrorists iin any way.

These terrorists are putting on a show for the world to see.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 8, 2012 02:55 AM

Comments least this three-ring circus is not taking place in New York City or on CONUS soil as A.G. Holder would have liked it...These evil bastards do NOT want a fair trial to proceed . Their intent is to make our legal system look absurd and "unfair" in front of the world and to arouse the "Ummuh" against our country. Remember, KSM was the engineer of the 9/11/01 attack...

Posted by: Willy at May 8, 2012 09:41 AM

Willy, you are so right, and a huge thank you for mentioning that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 9, 2012 04:16 AM