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-- horrific images of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
That killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand others.
And this attack is fresh in the news again today.
Omar Abdel rock man known here as the blind -- had called on Muslims to destroy the west behind that attack.
His lawyer -- -- Was convicted herself back in 2005 but helping smuggle.
The shake coded messages and helping him smuggle messages out of hate and violence but yet.
Now she reportedly has stage four breast cancer and there is a petition to have her released from prison.
Based on grounds of mercy.
Turning now to discuss the Peter Johnson junior -- analyst.
So she wants mercy she was convicted for helping a terrorist and the judges.
Who reviewed this in the second circuit not exactly known for its conservative leanings.
Said she has persisted in exhibiting a stark inability to understand the seriousness of her crimes and she placed the lives and safety of unknown -- -- since.
She also said after the conviction that she would do the time -- standing on her head on quote.
And that she would do it again.
And that she wouldn't do it efficiently.
She -- change those statements.
A little bit and the Circuit Court said yeah you can take into account in giving the sentence.
She was accused of committing perjury after the sentencing.
During the trial and what she did you pointed out there were video tapes of her.
Their -- the blind -- and a couple of other folks and she was making believe that she was doing one thing as they were passing messages -- like.
And rattling a water bottle I didn't quite hear the communications -- -- was smuggling messages CNN our admitted and she -- signed an agreement that she would.
Sending no messages to the world based upon his acknowledgment as as a terrorist.
And she violated that and she was finally sentenced to ten years now she wants.
Compassionate release which is recognized under federal law only about 500 compassionate releases in the last twenty years in the federal system.
And so yes justice is tempered by mercy but should she be let out of prison.
I'm kind of a justice -- and mercy guy but I'm saying.
I don't know at this point -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- telling an interview after she was a convicted of helping the blind -- and I quote.
I do it again.
So what we let this person out of prison I do to get now she has now she has nothing to lose she's got stage four breast breast cancer that's true and in so far -- -- -- -- Were reversed her assertion that she would do it again -- the United States sentencing commission -- -- with guidelines.
Terminal illness is he's one of them the Bureau of Prisons needs to make the recommendation.
To the federal court under the federal law and individual prisoner can not.
Make the request.
But -- pushing on the left a lot of left groups that are trying to help our party for socialism and liberation.
Workers the world is trying to some guys on -- hunger strike trying to get her release and Indian Omega and George Soros.
The hard left wing billionaire.
Through the open society foundation his organization.
Contributed -- one to 8000 dollars to her defense.
Sell it tests our sense of justice it tests our sense of mercy.
But considering the crime and considering the undeniable proof of the crime.
Considering what she is said afterwards.
Does she put us in the mood in this country.
Considering these acts considering that she was a lawyer.
-- who -- disbarred though is disbarred as a result of it to say.
All we can forget about that you can walk away from your prison right I think we have to look at this carefully.
I believe in compassion.
I believe in redemption and I know you do as a Christian.
But at the same time sometimes.
We have to make a hard decision about who stays in jail and who gets out.
Whether there are consequences in our society for your actions especially when your lawyer sworn to uphold the law.
And -- convicted of passing messages to the world.
Enemies life and death and -- death unfortunately seems to become knocking.
From its -- -- it wasn't a life sentence but it was a ten year sentence and I'm sure the court understood that she was sick at that point.
It it may have been a life sentence and this is that -- again.
Somebody's that should do it again and Natalie that if she called 9/11 and armed struggle and stuff Peter passenger to see him being there we'll continue to follow it.
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