Wednesday, May 14, 2003

YOU'RE NO BIG DEAL

So said US District Court Judge William Young when Richard Reid, a/k/a Abdel Rahim, a/k/a "the shoe bomber", was sentenced after his guilty plea earlier this year. The presiding judge delivered up a truly impassioned coup de grace sentencing him after Reid had railed about the US killing 2 million Iraqi chidren, claimed he was a soldier and shouldn't apologize for his actions, yada yada yada, before barely admitting he was guilty of the crimes of which he was accused (required under NY law).

It's since been said that the judge's remarks weren't widely reported, but I found a full transcript on cnn.com.

(Thanks, Joe).


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