Paralyzed From the Chest Down Fort Hood Suspect Gets First Hearing

November 22, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Major Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 in the Fort Hood shooting spree, is without sensation and paralyzed from the chest down, incontinent and “in severe pain,”  according to his defense attorney John Galligan after a hearing before a military magistrate in Hasan’s hospital room Saturday. The hearing determined that Hasan will be kept under pre-trial confinement until his court-martial. He was shot four times by police officers trying to stop the shooting rampage at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, where thirteen people died and 30 others were wounded in the attack. Unheeded warning signs before the rampage, including intercepted e-mails between Hasan and the radical cleric Anwar Awlaki, have triggered pentagon Defense Secretary Robert Gates announcement that an investigation into extremism throughout the military would be conducted.  It has emerged that at least 18 e-mails obtained by the FBI showed that Hasan had begun to discuss secret financial transfers with Yemen-based al-Qaeda sympathizer Anwar al-Awlaki, according to the Washington Post. FBI and military officials have provided differing accounts of why the e-mails apparently did not reach army investigators before the shooting.


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5 Responses to “Paralyzed From the Chest Down Fort Hood Suspect Gets First Hearing”

  1. John Byrnes on November 22nd, 2009 10:54 am

    LEARN HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE NIDAL HASANS

    The dilemma caused by the shooting at Fort Hood by Major Hasan exemplifies how each of our programs have failed us. When supervisors, counselors and task forces members rely on subjective references of culture and mental illness, observers miss the signs specific to aggression referenced in post analysis. When observers focus specifically on aggressive behavior, the objective and culturally neutral signs of “aggression” standout, providing the opportunity to prevent these violent encounters.

    Major Hasan was under surveillance by two Terrorist Task Forces, one with Department of Defense oversight and the other with FBI oversight. So why wasn’t he stopped?

    The use of subjective/qualitative indicators, prone to stereotype individuals by culture or religion; versus quantitative indicators and the use of mental health references know to mislead and misconstrue, fails us repeatedly in our attempts to prevent acts of violence. Only when we use the specificity of “aggression” and its objective, culturally neutral indicators can we get-out-in-front of these acts of aggression and prevent them. Why are current systems uses on campus failing us?

    The answer is quite simple – The military does not have an objective and culturally neutral system that collects information and evaluates it to determine the degree (or level) of aggression an individual is displaying, nor has it people who have a clear responsibility to observe and report this information. Learn more about the problem and the solution by reading our Blog: http://Blog.AggressionManagement.com

  2. Matt on November 22nd, 2009 11:50 am

    As a retired U.S. Army soldier, This makes my blood boil. I’m only happy that now it will only take half as many drugs to kill him.

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