The lawfare circus in New York now
...There is more.
Right now, in New York City, jihad scientist Aafia Siddiqui is on trial.
See here, here, here, and here for background on the MIT-trained microbiologist/suspected KSM operative who went missing after 9/11 — and was caught, shot, and extradited two years in Pakistan after threatening to kill American soldiers.
On Monday, she was thrown out twice for outburts. Her defense team is now asking for, you guessed it, a mistrial....
A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist linked to al-Qaida got into trouble again Monday in federal court after twice interrupting the sometimes tearful testimony of an American solider who claimed he shot her in self defense in Afghanistan in 2008.
“I feel sorry for you,” Aafit Saddiqui blurted out at one point at her attempted murder trial in Manhattan. After a judge had deputy U.S. marshals remove her, she pointed at the witness and muttered something else before disappearing behind a side door.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman allowed Saddiqui to return later, but kicked her out again amid another rambling tirade about injustice. At the end of the day, the defense argued that the removals made her look bad in front of the jury and asked for a mistrial, which the judge denied.
“It’s highly appropriate for her to be escorted out of the courtroom when she acts out,” he said.
Siddiqui – a specialist in neuroscience who trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University – has insisted in previous courtroom rants that she’s innocent. She also has refused to work with her defense attorneys, including some paid for by the Pakistani government.
We can expect this kind of circus in all of the Holder ordered trials of al Qaeda. They will make a mockery of the criminal justice system and the lawfare policies of this administration.