Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Police Treason

Once upon a time an action like this would, I assume, have been treated as treason. The US is, after all, at war.

And yet when a cop tips off a terrorism suspect of an impending FBI raid, giving him time to destroy evidence, he isn't actually hanged. Nope, in our enlightened times he's allowed to remain on the force- and get paid no less- while Internal Affairs conduct an investigation. An investigation into matters which he has already admitted to and been found guilty of.

Note too that his character witness so to speak was none other than unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial, CAIR.

Rasool acted as CAIR's representative on the police force, and even worked with the group to kill a successful counter terror-training program within the department.

And despite his admission of guilt the court which did try him and found him guilty only gave him two years probation and a fine.*

Sgt. Muhammad Weiss Rasool, a Muslim cop in the nation's capital who tipped off the target of an FBI terrorism investigation into a pro-Taliban mosque.

Rasool's actions "damaged the integrity of the NCIC system and jeopardized at least one federal investigation," U.S. prosecutors said in court papers filed last month. "The defendant's actions could have placed federal agents in danger."

Rasool finally pleaded guilty to illegally searching a federal database.

He actually accessed it 15 times to check the names of family members and friends to see if they were on terrorist watch lists.

Despite his subsequent conviction, however, Fairfax County has left him on the force, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The leniency afforded Rasool is unprecedented, given how he copped to the crime – and not just any crime, but one that betrayed his fellow officers and country.

Care to bet that a mere non-Only One would get away with betraying his country like this?

*There's something else which needs to be said here and it comes in two parts. First of all is this-

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Well, bingo- Rasool admitted his crimes which aided a pro-Taliban group. Here comes part two-

Therefore the United States Code at 18 U.S.C. § 2381 states "whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."

So can someone tell me why he isn't serving at least a minimum of five years and why he still holds office as a police officer?

1 comment:

straightarrow said...

me, me, me, call on me. I can tell you.

Because he is one of the useful tools being used to enslave the rest of us. Because as we all know, the only proper response is to deny rights and liberties to all those who didn't do it.