Friday, September 04, 2009
War Criminal Steven D. Green sentenced today
May 7th Steven D. Green (pictured above) was convicted for his crimes in March 12, 2006 gang-rape and murder of Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi, the murder of her parents and the murder of her five-year-old sister while Green was serving in Iraq. Green was found to have killed all four, to have participated in the gang-rape of Abeer and to have been the ringleader of the conspiracy to commit the crimes and the conspiracy to cover them up. May 21st, the federal jury deadlocked on the death penalty and instead kicking in sentence to life in prison. Today 4th, Green is scheduled to stand before US District Judge Thomas B. Russell for sentencing. From the United States District Court - Western District of Kentucky.
United States vs Green, Steven D.Case Number: 5:06-cr-00019
Updated: August 27, 2009
The District Court will update the docket sheet as new documents are filed.
Upcoming events: Sentencing is set for September 4, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) in the Paducah Division of the Western District of Kentucky. The Courthouse is located at 501 Broadway, Paducah, Kentucky.
Seating for Sentencing: Sentencing will take place in the second floor courtroom, which can accommodate approximately 70 persons. There will be reserved seating for family members of the victims and the defendant as well as credentialed members of the media. All remaining seats will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. In the event that the reserved seating is not full when the proceeding begin, the remaining seats in the reserved section will be available to the general public. When there are no more seats available in the second floor courtroom, spectators will be directed to the overflow courtroom on the first floor.
All spectators must be in their seats by 10:50 a.m.. Attendees, including the general public and press, must remain seated until the court recesses. No one except court staff, assigned counsel, and those assisting counsel will be permitted to enter or exit the courtroom once proceedings have begun.
Media Room: There will be no media room set up for the sentencing.
PROHIBITED items in the Courthouse: Cell phones, cameras, audio or video recording devices, and laptops are NOT permitted in the courthouse.
You know what would be great if some stupid ass attorney took to her stupid ass blog to insist, decades from now that Steven D. Green wasn't convicted of this or that and wasn't sentenced to this or that.
Yeah, I'm referring to the CrackPot Jerry of TalkLeft who's such a damn idiot that she doesn't even grasp what a brutal killer was sentenced to. She was sentenced to death. She was not sentenced to prison. After she was sentenced to death, California did away with the death penalty.
The piece of trash garbage murdered a woman, murdered a pregnant woman. She did not 'confess' in jail. She bragged about it in her cell after she was picked up as a suspect in another offense.
We don't need the garbage of CrackPots like Jerry of TalkLeft. She's a real loon. I waited nearly 24 hours on saying anything about that because I was furious when I learned of it yesterday.
Sharon Tate was murdered in cold blood. (I knew Sharon.) Sharon Tate was pregnant. Sharon wasn't the only one murdered. Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Steve Parent and Wojciech Frykowski were also murdered.
What had any of them done? Not a damn thing. And the creepy crawls of trash Charles Manson were all over that area for weeks, testing doors, entering homes. It could have been anyone in that area murdred.
They are a menace to society. They are in prison and they deserve to die in prison. That some little boo-hoo from Whore Jerry over a murderer having cancer . . . Oh, the horror. How awful. She had no sympathy when Sharon begged for her unborn child's life. I'm referring to the murderer but, obviously, it also refers to CrackPot Jerry.
That is the problem with some 'attorneys' on the left. They think everyone's wonderful and groovy. The Creeply Crawlies got what they deserved and they will (and should) die in prison. CrackPot Jerry doesn't get it because she's probably wet dreaming of Charles Manson, groovin' on being the gal to 'save' him.
And I'm not in the mood for any liar or crackpot to come along and claim that any of those people deserve to be released. They're damn lucky the death penalty they were sentenced to wasn't re-applied after California brought it back.
They destroyed countless lives with their brutal murders. There is no indication that they've 'changed' in prison. And the fact that a murderer may be dying of cancer? Good. Let's hope it's painful. Let's hope the piece of trash dies in as much pain as she caused Sharon.
And then take a moment to picture yourself pregnant. Take a moment to picture yourself begging with thugs not to kill you. Take a moment to picture yourself as Sharon's husband Roman or her parents or her sister when you get the news of what happened.
And then try to feel sorry for a piece of trash murdered because they have cancer?
Cancer will not be as brutal on their system as their knives were on Sharon and Abby and Jay and Steve and Wojciech. The victims were shown no mercy. The murderers got a trial. The murderers were sentenced. They got lucky that the death penalty was (briefly) overturned. But they don't get to walk because they end up sick or any other crap. They caused tremendous pain and they meant to do that.
They meant to cause the pain.
They meant to cause the fear.
They meant to blame the left. That's what the blood 'graffitti' was all about.
So little demented Jeryln can finger herself 'till the cows come home drooling over the idea of being Charles Manson's love slave. But in decent society, we don't move heaven and earth to apologize for the horrific crimes of Manson or the trash who followed him.
In decent society, we grasp that when you commit brutal acts and are found guilty of it, you suffer the consequences. The trash with cancer allegedly goes in and out of grasping her surroundings. And we're going to let her out?
We're going to let someone who committed a brutal murder out with the knowledge that she's often unaware of her surroundings and where she's at?
She needs to die in prison and all the ones involved need to die there.
They were destructive forces that deliberately set out to murder in cold blood and to do so in order to create an element of fear in society. The sixties 'end' due to that nonsense. It's when all the 'groovy,' 'let it all hang out' vibes head out the window. They destroyed so much and they meant to do that and they meant to start wars. They wanted civil unrest.
I have no sympathy for Charles Manson. I think Evan Dando's a damn idiot and take tremendous joy in the fact that his pathetic career was so short-lived. Whenever any of those 'geniuses' records a song written by Manson, it tends to create a karmic backlash and destroy their careers. Good. Hopefully that same karmic backlash will attach to CrackPot Jerry of TalkLeft.
And shame on anyone who thinks because someone's physically ill after they're in prison that their illness wipes away their actions or requires that society show them sympathy.
It is not cruel to keep that murdering piece of trash in prison. She will get the medical attention she needs and she will be where she belongs. Prison hasn't been to bad for her, after all, she ended up with a husband, now didn't she?
What CrackPot Jerry really demonstrates is an ugly side of a fringe element on the left that repeatedly and automatically plays the violins for the 'victims' who aren't victims. Manson and his thugs are criminals.
CrackPot Jerry doesn't even know the details, as her bad post revealed, and, again, she can finger herself forever imagining she's the 'girl' who turns 'bad boy' Chuck Manson around. But in the real world, five people were murdered. In the real world, one of the people was pregnant. In the real world, our society was greatly damaged by those crimes and the fear they were intended to instill.
Sharon's killer allegedy stated, in reply to Sharon's begging for her life and that of her unborn child, "Woman, I have no mercy on you." Sharon's killer is damn lucky that she faced a judicial system and not a vigilante one. She's damn lucky. She doesn't deserve to be set free, she deserves to die behind bars. She's done NOTHING to mitigate her crimes and it's doubtful she or anyone could. But the fact that she allegedly has cancer doesn't change her actions. And shame on anyone who argues otherwise.
I'm not linking to CrackPot Jerry. If you're late to this, you can see myiq2xu's post at The Confluence where he quotes CrackPot Jerry (and he more than grasps what the CrackPot can't).
Returning to Iraq and prisoner news, Marisa Taylor and Warren P. Strobel offer "Assessing CIA culpability in detainee deaths will be tricky" (McClatchy Newspapers):
By all accounts, the interrogation of Iraqi Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush went terribly wrong. Military guards accused his interrogators of beating the detainee and stuffing his body into a sleeping bag bound with electrical cord until he suffocated.
When it came time for a CIA employee to testify during the court-martial of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, however, officials went to great lengths to protect the employee's identity, erecting a high, Army-green tarpaulin to shield him from spectators. Even the unidentified man's employment by the CIA was off-limits, until Welshofer's civilian attorney mentioned it in a slip of the tongue.
"The CIA was a kind of specter hanging on the edge of the case the entire time," said David Danzig, of the advocacy group Human Rights First, who attended the trial. The CIA's role in questioning Mowhoush "was not being investigated, not being discussed," he said.
TV notes. NOW on PBS begins airing tonight on many PBS stations:
This week NOW, as part of a collaboration with the nonprofit investigative unit ProPublica, explores the controversial tactic of "preventative detention," a government plan that may detain suspects indefinitely without trial or even formal charges. Implementing such a plan may have far-reaching consequences on not just our fight against terrorism, but the integrity of the U.S. Constitution and the cause of human rights.
Washington Week also begins airing tonight on many PBS stations and sitting around the table with Gwen this week are Dan Balz (Washington Post), Jackie Calmes (New York Times), John Dickerson (CBS News and Slate) and Martha Raddatz (ABC News). Meanwhile Bonnie Erbe and her guests Sam Bennett, Amanda Carpenter, Karen Czarnecki and Eleanor Holmes Norton discuss the week's news on this week's edition of PBS' To The Contrary. Check local listings, on many stations, it begins airing tonight. And turning to broadcast TV, Sunday CBS' 60 Minutes offers:
The Age of Megafires Global warming is increasing the intensity and number of forest fires across the American West. Scott Pelley goes to the fire line to report. Watch Video
Combat in Afghanistan The enemy is on the rise in Afghanistan and Lara Logan's report from a forward operating base near Pakistan includes 60 Minutes footage of up-close combat. Watch Video
Mr. Ayers and Mr. Lopez Discovered living on the streets by Los Angeles Times newspaper columnist Steve Lopez, mentally ill musician Nathaniel Ayers has become the subject of a book by Lopez and now a Hollywood film. Morley Safer reports. Watch Video
60 Minutes Sunday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
On NPR today, Susan Page fills in as guest host on The Diane Rehm Show which begins airing at 10:00 a.m. EST (streaming online at that time as well). Panelists for the first hour (domestic hour) are Tony Blankley, David Corn (Mother Jones) and Ruth Marcus (Washington Post). For the second hour, the international hour, the panelists are Tom Gjelten (NPR), Michael Hirsh (Newsweek) and Kevin Sullivan (Washington Post).
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