In keeping with a recent post on the ass-clown behaviour of alleged Islamicist terrorists (or, at least, would-be terrorists), we have alleged Fort Hood murderer Major Nidal Hasan. Facing the death penalty on 13 counts of murder – and no one denies he’s responsible for killing his 13 victims – he has dismissed his lawyer and is proposing to defend himself. Sure, ’cause that’s a good idea!
It’s a source of wonderment to my criminal lawyer friends that people accused of committing serious crimes can’t be bothered to shut-the-fuck-up and get a lawyer after they’re arrested. For Crowns, this tendency, while baffling, is appreciated, since it makes convictions that much easier. The running theory is that crime makes you stupid, and if anyone ever wanted proof of that proposition, I give you Chiheb Esseghaier, one of the suspected accused in the alleged plot to attack a VIA train.