Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Flying Pigs Moment: 9th Says Y2K Bomber Term Too Easy

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco tossed the 22 year sentence meted out to the millennium bomber, Ahmed Ressam, as too lenient.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says a 22-year prison sentence is too lenient for an al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport at the turn of the millennium.

A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the sentence Tuesday. It also removed the Seattle trial judge from the case and assigned the re-sentencing of Ahmed Ressam to another judge.

Border agents in Washington state arrested Ressam in December 1999 after he entered the United States from Canada on a ferry with a car packed with explosives.

A judge cited Ressam's cooperation with investigators in meting out the original sentence. But since Ressam recanted his cooperation after two years, the appeals court says he deserves a longer sentence.
Well, I'm stunned.

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indigo Rose said...

and, it seems, the rest of us are speechless.

Always On Watch said...

LOL to your comment to your own post!