Category: terrorism

  • Trawling For Terrorists

    I suspect that there are tens of thousands in the U.S.: disaffected young men and women who like to see themselves as willing to kill for their beliefs, whatever those beliefs. Most of them don't hold beliefs including violent jihad. They believe, instead, that abortion is murder, or that Barack Obama is a Muslim, or […]

  • Roeder, Padilla, Terry, Mohammed Part 1:Roeder

    On April 16th, 1995 (three days before the highly-significant-to-militias April 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing and the burning of the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco), Scott Roeder was arrested with bomb-making materials. Roeder claimed association with the “Freemen” movement, yet another batch of personal sovereignty kooks. On May 31, 2009, Scott Roeder shot […]

  • Read This Today

    In this morning’s Houston Chronicle, criminal-defense lawyer (and HCCLA ex-president, and former U.S. Navy officer) Pat McCann asks, Since When are Americans Afraid of Trials? Those who are caught in the act of a crime or afterward and can be prosecuted in our justice system, however, should be prosecuted. There is no simpler way to […]

  • Blame Brain Drain?

    [Co-written by Jennifer Bennett.] The Bombay Metropolitan Magistrate Court Bar Association has adopted a resolution barring its members from representing Mohammed Ajmal Kasab (Law and Other Things blog), the sole surviving November 26th attacker. Lawyers often feel pressure not to represent people associated with unpopular causes. I remember that Doug Tinker (RIP Doug) initially declined […]

  • Your Tax Dollars at Waste

    Here’s a little treasure, HR 1955, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, which passed the House of Representatives in October “under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill.” (PDF.) Others see it as sinister; I don’t . . . yet. It would merely create a […]