by the Left Coast Rebel
This is a bizarre story:
Ok, so that's bizarre as it stands. I guess that I can understand that Nidal Hassan has a 'right' to his pay before he is convicted, but come on - the shooting was in November and his case is (obviously) cut and dry. In the meantime taxpayers are bled $6,000 a month which is absurd.
BELTON — As he sits in the Bell County Jail, accused of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead, Maj. Nidal Hasan continues to receive his monthly U.S. Army paycheck, which based on his rank and experience is probably more than $6,000.
That's standard procedure for soldiers who are confined before military trial, according to Army officials.
But Hasan, charged with a shooting spree that shocked the country, is not a standard defendant. And he's having a hard time finding a bank to take his money.
Leave it to defense attorney scum (read Democrat) to see it differently:
Perhaps Nidal Hassan should follow his attorney's lead here, solicit help from the ACLU, and sue each institution that has refused to take his money.
According to his civilian attorney John Galligan , Bank of America notified Hasan last month that it was closing his account and no area bank so far has agreed to open an account for the Army psychiatrist. Military regulations require soldiers to be paid through direct deposit, making a bank account indispensable.
"I think it's just another example of the prejudice that he's been exposed to," Galligan said. "It's money that he's entitled to, that he has a right to."Galligan said he and his staff have tried to open accounts in Hasan's name at half a dozen banks but were turned down at each one. He was especially angry that Fort Hood National Bank also refused, he said.
Send it off to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and you have a slam dunk on your hands.
Who knows then, maybe Niddal Hassan will get off on a 'technicality' and retire into luxury (even though his 13 victims will never have that chance).
I'm sure the ACLU types would love that.