The trial of accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan begins next month, and at a pretrial hearing today, a judge cleared the way for government prosecutors to present a mountain of evidence against Hasan, including 124 autopsy photos and an 8-minute video of the crime scene. Killeen Daily Herald crime reporter Philip Jankowski was in the courtroom and compiled a partial inventory of the more than 800 pieces of evidence, whittled down from an even larger pool.

In June, Hasan had requested more time to prepare his defense strategy, which at the time was to argue the shooting spree, which killed 13 and wounded more than 30, was conducted to defend the Taliban against “members of the United States military about to deploy to Afghanistan.”

  • The Penguin

    Workplace violence is getting so out of hand these days. Maybe the President should head a “national conversation” on the matter?

    • Jeremy

      I so hate that term “national conversation” that race baiters like Obama love to use it means nothing.

      • Jazzee

        oh God me too

  • GaryTheBrave

    The court martial of the guy who released secrets to WikiLeaks also begins next month. I wonder which one will be covered by the LSM?

  • The Penguin

    Terrorist scum…just kill him and be done with it.

    • Jeremy

      Give him the firing squad.

      • Clete Torres

        With every member firing somewhere other than the heart.

      • NRPax

        I disagree with you for a simple reason: A firing squad is supposed to be a somewhat more dignified ending than hanging the accused like some common criminal. When the military performs this, it’s recognizing that the one being executed is one of ours and we’re handling it accordingly.

        Just hang him, preferably with a woman pulling the lever and bury him in an unmarked grave.

        • Roger Taylor

          …face down, head to the west, wrapped in pig skin and with bacon bits stuffed in his chest cavity.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Never mind GZ–THIS is the guy who’s the murderer and da’ gubmint won’t even prosecute him as such.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Murder is exactly what he’s being prosecuted for.

      • Stephen L. Hall

        Was going to give you an uptick for that one, but you ended the sentence in a preposition.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          That’s a pretty trivial thing to judge a comment over.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            True, but it isn’t like you’ve never nit-picked a word out of place.

  • Clete Torres

    I’m surprised 0bama is letting this go to trial at all. I mean, he’ll just pardon him on the way out in Jan 2017 anyway…

    • Roger Taylor

      I think this unlikely for two reasons.

      First, Obama has been remarkably unmerciful with his pardon authority. He has used it less in two terms than most presidents do in one.

      Second, having given up on any semblance of trying to actually govern, Barry Boy is desperately worried about his place in the history books.

      He’s not going to do anything that might jeopardize his cult fandom, and pardoning a condemned terrorist who murdered unarmed men and women won’t sit well with the image he’s been trying to craft.

      • Clete Torres

        Okay, explain his support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
        One more terrorist shouldn’t matter after that…

        • Roger Taylor

          Three words: Low Information Voter.

          It doesn’t matter that the Muslim Brotherhood is an umbrella group for more than a dozen terrorist organizations.

          According to the media, the UN, and the State Department, they’re “the moderate Muslims” of myth and legend.

          Barry Boy is operating under two falsehoods that the common idiot takes as gospel truth:

          1) The State Department is independent of the White House.
          2) Al Qaeda is separate from the Muslim Brother hood.

          Unless and until either lie is exploded beyond any reasonable doubt, Obama has innoculated and insulated himself from the failures of his foreign policy.

  • Jazzee

    I wish they would televise this ‘workplace violence’ trial for ALL to see this idiot terrorist defend himself…………..should be a must watch

  • David

    When is the White-African-American president going to weigh in on this?

    By now I thought he would have said, “If I had a brother, he would look like Nidal Hasan.”