Thirty-two specifications of attempted premeditated murder were preferred today against alleged Fort Hood, Texas, shooter Maj. Nidal M. Hasan under Article 80 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The UCMJ is the U.S. military's legal system for servicemembers.
Hasan allegedly killed 13 people - 12 Soldiers and one civilian employee - and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood during a Nov. 5 shooting spree. He now is confined in a medical facility.
The alleged shooter was confronted and wounded by two civilian police officers posted on the base. One of the officers, Sgt. Kimberly Munley, was wounded during an exchange of shots with the suspected gunman.
First, I'm glad to see so many attempted murder charges. This should help make sure this guy gets the maximum penalty. Hopefully death by firing squad. My issue with this article, and most that discuss the case is calling Hasan the "alleged" gunman. There's nothing alleged about it. Everyone saw him with the gun, shooting people. Sgt. Munley shot him, ending his deadly spree. But I guess if the news says he did it then they can get into trouble. How backwards is that?
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Could it be because of political correctness?
Political correctness is a "doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
Jim Burcham - 2nd ID - 1971