Skip to comments.Five Somalis found guilty of piracy charges in Norfolk
Posted on 11/24/2010 12:08:44 PM PST by csvset
In a historic decision, a jury in federal court today convicted five Somali nationals of piracy in the April 1 attack on the Norfolk-based frigate Nicholas.
Its the first time in nearly 200 years that a jury returned a guilty verdict in a piracy case in a U.S. court and now likely sets up years of appeals. The five men face mandatory life in prison.
Each defendant stood without expression as the court clerk announced guilty verdicts on each of 14 counts. Their lawyers were polling the jury to ensure the verdict was read correctly.
The jury deliberated about 10 hours over two days before reaching its decision.
Turn them over to the Russians.
Two words... TORT REFORM....
Probably shouldn't do that, they might set them free. :-)
have we no yardarms?
We have twelve yardarms. Hang em high.
All future pirate trials should be put into the hands of the Russians. They know how to deal with them...”Comrades, you are free to go and we now release you..unfortunately, the raft has a slight leak and you are at least 200 miles from shore. We also are not sure in which direction ‘shore’ is. Ha, Ha. Say Hi to the fishes and keep your chin up (for as long as you can)”
Only in the British Navy, I think. ;-)
Turn them over to the Chinese. There is a big problem with piracy in the Asian seas, and the ones caught by the Chinese are usually executed within a few days.
Now a stiff fine and 200 hours of community service is in order for these ruffians! :)
Mandatory life in prison where they will direct piracy operations, win love and praise from liberals throughout the world, demand special privileges based on their “religion” while millions of decent Americans look for a job so that they can pay for it.
Anyone who knows what that's from gets a free cookie.
Will the Embassy bomber get life?
These guys obviously turned to piracy because they had trouble finding jobs — and everyone knows that idle hands are the devil’s playthings. So the kind thing to do is find some occupation they can do that will keep them busy for the rest of their lives.
A job like . . . stretching rope.
(Hey it worked for the Royal Navy back in the nineteenth century.)
I bet the WH is upset at this?!
Yeah, think of the infamous Chicago Olympic ouster.
Guilty? Are you sure? The pirates are guilty? Am I hearing this correctly, the pirates are guilty?
I'm okay with that. The Russians "set them free" 2000 miles from land; with no food, water, or navigation equipment; in a leaky inflatable boat, and sometimes with holes in their bodies. That strikes me as a good solution to the problem, especially if an occasional survivor makes it back to dry land.
The ten Somali pirates captured by the Russian navy last week may have perished after their release. Marines seized them during an operation to free a hijacked Russian oil tanker far from shore. Russia initially said the 10 pirates would be taken to Moscow to face criminal charges, but, and at Western officials surprise, were released instead. Now there is even more surprise, the pirates were set adrift in the Indian Ocean to make their own way home.
The tanker, the Moscow University, was seized on the 5th of May, some 350 km off the Yemeni island of Socotra, as it sailed for China. And the Marines from the Russian warship stormed the Tanker the following day, freeing the 23 Russian crew members who had locked themselves in a safe room after disabling their ship. The Russian navy had been within its rights to release the suspects, the spokesman for the E.U Navforce in Somalia said...
Turn them over to the Russians.
Probably shouldn’t do that, they might set them free. :-)”””
I am not so sure.
Russia had an oil tanker (I think) that was pirated off Somalia. Demands for ransom were made.
Russian military ship & sailors found the ship with the pirates on board, along with the pirate’s ship in attendance.
They stormed the ship—handcuffed all the pirates to the rails of their boat & blew it up waaaay out in the ocean, away from land. Sent the boat to the bottom, with all the pirates handcuffed to the debris.
That’s the way to deal with pirates, IMO !!!!!
“Old Ironsides” ! Plus many Privateers!
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