Thursday, February 16, 2012

Panty Bomber...

...sentenced to life. (I wonder if "life" means life in the jurisdiction where he's going?)

Oh, and leftard Islamist apologists aren't gonna like this:
"Abdulmutallab, who wore a white T-shirt and skull cap, sat impassively as the sentence was read out in a crowded Detroit court room.

Earlier, he used a four-minute address to the court to repeat that his attack was intended to avenge "the attacks of the United States on Muslims."

"The jihadi is proud to kill in the name of God and that is exactly what God told us to do in the Koran," said Abdulmutallab, who had pleaded guilty in October.

Edmunds said Abdulmutallab represented a threat to U.S. citizens and noted that he had not shown any remorse during two years in a federal prison in Milan, Michigan."

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

You'll be pleased to note that under US law, a federal sentence of life is just that, life with no parole. So, this mutt is going to live the rest of his life in a US federal prison. He's not leaving until he gets a ride in a hearse to his funeral.

From Wiki, "...Under the federal criminal code, however, with respect to offenses committed after December 1, 1987, parole has been abolished for all sentences handed down by the federal system, including life sentences, so a life sentence from a federal court will result in imprisonment for the life of the defendant, unless a pardon or reprieve is granted by the President."

This is under the federal code, under which an inmate sentenced to a non-life sentence may earn 1 day per month off his sentence for good behavior. So, for example, a convict sentenced to 10 years, or 120 months, may earn up to 120 days, or 4 months off his sentence. He will serve 9 years, 8 months regardless. As far as the states go, it varies as you might expect. Blue states tend to have the most lenient parole laws and red states the least lenient.

February 16, 2012 7:38 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

Thank you for that. I hope some of that rubs off on Canada. Based on the accomplishments of the Conservatives so far, I suspect it might. They've got 3 1/4 years left. There's a lot they can still do with that much time.

February 16, 2012 8:03 pm  

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