DOJ to Charge Captured Somali Pirate in New York or DC
How absurd is this? The Department of Justice is going to prosecute the captured Somali pirate in federal court in New York or Washington.
Can we think of any more ways to waste money? On Saturday, a judge in Somalia's State of Puntland handed down 20 year sentences to ten pirates captured in another hijacking last October. In September, other pirates were sentenced to 15 years. Swift and certain justice, Somali style.
The pirate will come here, be declared indigent so taxpayers will fund both his prosecution and the defense, and the case will take years to wind through the courts on jurisdictional issues alone.
Another case of retribution gone wild.
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