Video: Ft. Hood Shooter Still Drawing Salary–$278,000 and Counting

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air, May 21, 2013

There may be a good reason for this, but it’s still an outrage nonetheless, at least in terms of the disparate treatment of Nidal Hasan to his victims. Thanks to the lengthy delay in his court-martial, the Army can’t suspend Hasan’s pay, even though there is no doubt whatsoever that he murdered 14 people in a spree shooting at Fort Hood nearly four years ago. NBC’s Dallas-Ft. Worth affiliate investigates:

The Army certainly has to apply due process in this case. However, why has nothing proceeded on adjudicating Hasan’s case so that his salary can be cut off and his discharge issued? His court-martial will finally start on May 29th, fourteen months after its first scheduled start date, thanks to a flurry of pre-trial motions that set the schedule back. His defense team tried this month to delay it further, arguing that the Boston Marathon bombing would prejudice the jury, but the judge rejected the motion. {snip}

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  • “Workplace violence.”

    This wasn’t Jim from Accounting and Bob from Sales getting into a fist fight over the last doughnut in the break room.

    And pray, why all these delays in the start of his court martial trial? I guess they wanted to get past a certain election day.

    • The__Bobster

      The Obongo administration has a hard time using the words “muzzie terrorism”.

      • White Mom in WDC

        The Obongos are terrorists

      • It’s actually worse than that. If Oogabooga went ahead and declared the Ft. Hood shooting a “terrorist attack”, the injuries suffered would be officially recognized as combat wounds, which would entitle the victims and their families to more benefits. Oogabooga publicly said he would “take care of the victims”, but for political reasons the attack has not been labeled as “terrorist” even though doing so would help out the survivors.

    • SFLBIB

      “…why all these delays in the start of his court martial trial?”

      His lawyer wants to delay, delay, delay so he can later claim his client was denied a swift trial.

  • shmo123

    This s-o-b should’ve been “ventilated” by a firing squad just days after he perpetrated this horror. The fact that this scum is still waiting for a trial (and getting paid!! paid!!) speaks volumes about what a broken, politically correct nightmare Army leadership has become.

  • fakeemail

    So it’s official: the government pays non-whites to kill whites. If it’s not quite the same it soon will be. We are returning to the state of nature: savagery, single moms, and those at the top taking all by any means necessary.

  • bigone4u

    Firing squad NOW. When Hasan faces the firing squad his money will do him no good. There ought to be a legal challenge should he leave that money to a terrorist group.

  • why can’t the army charge this killer $280,000/yr for room and board???? hell put a mini bar in his cell and fill it up with pork snacks and beer and make some more money for us taxpayers

  • Bobby

    Any resemblence to a real nation, that has citizens and laws, is purely coincidental.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    Don’t use a firing squad, I would take him out to the closest pig farm, tie him up in the pen and let the hogs loose. I would imagine that getting eaten by pigs would negate anything positive you have done (in Islam). What a way to go meet Iblis.

    Also, broadcast it live on all networks.

    • IstvanIN

      How about Boars! They’re nasty.

    • and them hogs resemble the 72 virgins he was shooting for, it would be heaven on earth for old nidal

  • The next of kin of his victims will simply recover this money from his estate via “wrongful death” lawsuits.

    As far as Nidal’s death penalty goes, it will be lethal injection. Even back in the pre-UCMJ days when firing squads were used, the firing squad was only for servicemen who’s offenses were somehow related to their military duties (like Eddie Slovik’s execution for cowardice). For everyone else, it was death by hanging in civilian clothes, which was meant as an insult.

  • gemjunior

    What a sick place this country has become. In the midst of all this robbery and speculation by our own so-called “leaders,” not one person has the nerve to stand up and publicly denounce this.

    • OlderWoman

      He’s probably a distant relative of obama.

      • gemjunior

        I would certainly not be surprised, since they share a religion and I’m sure this turd has a Hussein somewhere in his giant long line of names – stuck between al-this or al-that. Notice that Barack bin Obummer absolutely NEVER comments negatively about muzzlims. Even after the Boston bombing – he was like “This is a tragedy but it would be even worse tragedy if diversity suffered” which I think woke a lot of people up to the insanity of the whole thing. By uttering such a crazy sentence, he really damaged himself. Thank God…
        How does this jackass make $278,000/year? An anesthesiologist starts at $250,000/year and this ugly beard sits around making that kind of dough? It’s galling as hell that he’s getting so much of a salary, and is absolutely sickening to see this savage turd world madman still receiving this money on account of our messed up laws. The laws in this country that protect people like him and prosecute the victim, are all written into the law codes by Jews you know. Like Dershowitz and other powerful lawyers who submit terrible proposals and their tribalist brethren just vote Hell Yes! and all of a sudden it’s on the books. Grrrrrr.

  • Paleoconn

    United States of America, RIP

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Ft. Hood shooter still drawing salary — $278,000 and counting.

    There’s also this:

    Hasan was paralyzed from the waist down from the bullet wounds to his spine, and will likely never walk again. In mid-December, Hasan’s attorney indicated that Hasan was moved from intensive care to a private hospital room.

    Hasan has 24/7 attendants and medical services. How many millions is that?

    This muslim terrorist committed mass murder in 2009.

    The real issue why is it taking so long to try this bastard?

    He should have been tried, found guilty and hanged a long time ago, any assets confiscated and given to the families as restitution.

    Except the DOJ policy is to protect Muslim terrorists.

    Bon

    • bayouboy

      No, the real issue is why hasn’t there been an “accident” after 4 years that would finish him off. Surely all of those caregivers must hate him.

  • MikeS

    That $278,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to what this farce will eventually end up costing taxpayers, not to mention the price already paid by some. They should just sell tickets and hold a raffle drawing to see who gets to “throw the switch” and send this GDFMPOS into oblivion with all proceeds going to the victim’s families.

  • Terry

    This isn’t the Fort Hood shooter. The Fort Hood shooter was, and is, an actor. The Fort Hood shooting was a drill, a staged event. No military personal with the rank of Major draws over 200,0000 dollars a year in salary unless he is in a general officer status. A three star general makes about $7,000 a month. There is no way a major can make more than a general. Besides, when your in a military prison, your salary is suspended because you don’t need a salary.

    • gemjunior

      Hmm. Interesting stuff and it all makes perfect sense. What’s up with this country?

  • I suspect the dollar figure is a running total since the shooting, and not annual compensation.

    The delays in the trial seem to be for several reasons. First, the sanity hearings had to be completed. Then, Hasan had grown a beard in violation of military grooming standards, was cited for contempt of court, and objected to being forcibly shaved for military court appearances. He also attempted to plead guilty, but the UCMJ forbids a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case. Finally, the Judge Advocate General replaced the trial judge.

    I was correct in my suspicion that wrongful death suits would be filed; last November 148 plaintiffs filed suit against the US Government, Hasan and the estate of Anwar al-Awlaki, listing due process violations, intentional misrepresentation, assault and battery, gross negligence and civil conspiracy.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    wow that’s a nice income for American Military to pay a RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST to slaughter its own soldiers…kinda like the deal the Boston RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST bombers got from American government…Welfare payments and political asylum.
    I heard, in the dark, many people say:
    “THE American Government supports RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM AGAINST AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA”

  • SFLBIB

    Taking away his salary at this point would be considered punishment. He has not been convicted, so he cannot be punished because no finding of guilt has been made.

    At what point does he lose his salary? When he is found guilty or when he has exhausted all his appeals? Any military lawyers out there?