If we find evidence that, in addition to harboring pedophiles, Pope Benedict and the American Catholic Bishops have been intimidating women and their doctors, would Scott Roeder be considered a terrorist (recognizing, of course, there is no allegation that the Catholic Church endorses violence of the type Roeder used)? Or would it take a brown man, involved in the plot, for DOJ to consider this terrorism?
|By: emptywheel Friday March 26, 2010 4:20 pm|
The Department of Justice has just sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee answering early questions about how many terrorists have been convicted or plead guilty in civilian courts. Between those convicted of terrorism-related crimes (150) and individuals with ties to international terrorism convicted of other crimes (like obstruction or perjury–the total here is 240), 390 people have been sent to prison using our civilian courts. Not on this list? Right-wing American terrorists like Scott Roeder.
|By: Peterr Saturday January 30, 2010 9:02 am|
Three trials have been on my mind: the lawsuit over Prop 8 in San Francisco, the trial of Scott Roeder in Wichita, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in
NYC where ever it might be held. The first two trials have been models of openness, revealing the twisted logic of small minded people for what it is. KSM’s trial has the potential for doing the same, if only people would quit cowering in fear.