November 11, 2009

Judge Pirro: Enough With Political Correctness, Start Protecting People

Posted: 06:43 PM ET

By Judge Jeanine Pirro, LKL Blog Contributor

jpirro1The recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, the bodies unearthed at Anthony Sowell's home in Cleveland, Ohio, and the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Lee Dugard by Phillip Garrido in California, beg the question: Could these crimes have been prevented?

While on the surface these crimes may not have much in common, they all have paper trails that tell me they never should have happened.

For me, the Phillip Garrido and Anthony Sowell cases make compelling arguments for civil confinement – that is, the hospitalization of violent sex offenders in secure facilities to get them "help" and prevent them from preying on additional innocent victims.  As registered sex offenders, both Garrido and Sowell were required to report their addresses.  Garrido in particular was subject to regular unannounced visits by parole officers. No search warrant required.

An investigation into whether the system failed in the Garrido case came back with a resounding yes.  The Inspector General of California found that there were numerous opportunities to find the child victim and that there were at least 11 parole violations that could have put this violent sexual predator back behind bars.  That was a no-brainer.

Garrido lived openly with young children, parole officers had an obligation to check his living arrangements and neighbors called the inept police and told them he was a sex offender living with children. I said months ago that the parole officer and the cop who got the call (and then claimed he didn't know Garrido was a sex offender) should be fired.

Anthony Sowell, yet another criminal "registered sex offender”, was free to roam and prey on his next victims. Although 10 bodies and one skull have so far been found in his house and on his property, he is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty.

My question: Why was this violent sex offender who was arrested and tried for choking and raping his pregnant victim free to access others?  Was he not violent enough to civilly confine in a secure mental health facility to prevent him from reoffending?  What genius decided he was at little risk to reoffend? Why did the cops and those who "monitor" sex offenders not investigate complaints from neighbors who called police to say a naked woman fell out of his second floor window?  What about the complaints of neighbors who complained of the stench?  What amateur cop doesn't know the difference between the smell of a sausage factory and rotting human flesh emanating from one specific location?  Could it be that the Cleveland police paid little attention to low income, high-risk victims from high crime areas?  Why did the police laugh off a daughter’s complaint that her mom was missing?

And then there is the alleged Fort Hood killer Major Nidal Malik Hasan. This guy is a shrink who is employed by our government to counsel military personnel in crisis situations?

This is a man who allegedly wrote on a website that suicide bombers should be revered. A man who was trying to get out of deployment and who was transferred from Walter Reed Army Base with poor performance grades! 

The details are as of yet sketchy, but six months ago, according to media reports, the FBI had an eye on Hasan because of Internet postings attributed to him. One blog entry equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades. I don't much care that he might have been "stressed" and could care less that he gave his frozen broccoli to his neighbor.

In a "civilized" society we need to protect the victims and weed out those who have shown they disregard the sanctity of children and innocent lives. It is also time for us to demand accountability from those in government whether they be police officers, parole officers or the military personnel.

No one is ENTITLED to his or her job.  Once they prove they are incompetent or incapable of doing their job and someone suffers grave consequences, like Jaycee Lee Dugard, or the 10 or so women who were allegedly strangled and murdered at Anthony Sowell's home, or the 13 who've lost their lives at Fort Hood, those who were in a position to detect or monitor these criminals need to be fired.  No desk job, no suspension-FIRED!!

It is time to stop excusing criminals who choose to victimize innocents. They are not insane.  And if they are, then get them away from the rest of us.  And I don't want to hear about Hasan's stress. I don't want to hear about his religious beliefs, either. It is time to stop being politically correct and start being morally right.

Jeanine Pirro is host of "Judge Pirro" and former District Attorney and County Court Judge of Westchester County, New York. Find out when"Judge Pirro" airs in your local market:

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Robert Wade   November 11th, 2009 7:52 pm ET

Can someone advise me where to go in order to comment on things that are realy important? I just registered today in the great conservative state of Arizona as a Democrat and that is where I will begin:
1) We have Sarah Palin out and about spreading the Republican doctine( Her view of the world). Nothing from CNN confronting/defending the truth?
2) WE have this Bachman lady from Minn. spreading her poison to the Tea Baggers ( Again her world view) Nothing from CNN confronting/defending the truth?
3) Everyday, especially in this state, all of talk radio is a continuation of lies amd half truths spoken by the likes of Rush, Glen, Sean and in my opinion the worst of them all Laura Ingram. Nothing from CNN confronting/responding with truth?

I'm really sad for our country that we have become so polarized and mis-trustful of our government. While our represenatives are not perfect, I cannot believe that it is OK for these people in the Republican camp to call our President a communist/socialist, a traitor,a sell-out to the highest bidder??? THis goes on day in day out and there seems to be no one out there willing or able to fight back.

I so look forward to 2012, when the country votes again for respected leadership of our country. I am hoping that (We) the silent majority rise up again to show these neanathals that they are extinct and simply do not reliaze how dead they are.

A. Smith   November 11th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

The only person being protected in the Fort Hood Massacre is the Fort Hood base commander Lt. Gen Robert Cone who turned a blind eye and deaf ears to the numerous complaints and reports of hazing, abuse and threats by a medical officer on his own staff, Maj. Hasan MD.

Lt. Gen Robert Cone should immediately be replaced as the Fort Hood base commander.

A. Smith

Michael   November 11th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

It disgusts me that Political correctness is a factor in the case of Maj Hasan. It is time for Americans to realize that race, religion, sexuality are all varying factors; however, they can not cover up the truth. If we as a culture are going to allow safety to take a seat behind the emotions or P.C. of a situation, then sadly, are future is doomed. This country was founded to live free and prosper, not worrying about someones feelings.


How is the Second Amendment even a factor in this debate? I just watched CNN discuss the factors of Americas Gun laws. The cases in point are the exact reason every American has the Right to carry a fire arm. TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDIOTS SHOOTING AT YOU OR KIDNAPPING YOU OR RAPING YOU! BUY A GUN TAKE THE REQUIRED SAFETY COURSES AND USE IT WISELY..

And the next time someone tries to kill, hurt, steal, rape, kidnap, molest, shoot up an office and anything else that may possibly go wrong. SHOOT BACK STUPID!!

Ali Shallwani   November 11th, 2009 8:39 pm ET

I think the military personnel should be allowed to back off, if they don't feel comfortable in fighting. They should have to pay the penalty – be it fine in excess of what it might have cost the government to train them, required to work within the country for less than what they would have made, if they had gone for their tour of duty, or whatever else. But to force them to go against their will, is asking for trouble. Particularly knowing that they belong to the same religion, as the religion of the enemies that the U.S. is fighting against.
I feel Major Hasan gave enough warnings of what was coming, but just like in the past, the world's super power once again, did nothing to protect itself from the outcome.

Caylon   November 11th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

are you not putting yourself in danger by representing a man that turned aganist your own men. I mean for God's sake you wore the uniform. Have you ever had a man on your side kill the very people that are on your team?

JC   November 11th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

This op-ed piece basically advocates jumping both-feet onto a super-slippery slope: permitting government action that is unAmerican, and I believe unconstitutional. In a free country, such as we still largely are in the US, we have to put up with certain down sides to the freedom we demand. One of these is that we cannot start simply imprisoning people who have actually DONE nothing, simply because some judge (who is human, and NOT any more 'honorable' than any one else) decides they are dangerous. This is essentially preventative incarceration, and would be a step in an extremely dangerous direction.

On another point, the level of continuous punishment meted out nowdays to sex-offenders is such that it basically makes life next to impossible. While I do not have any sympathy for violent sex offenders, it occurs to me that making life so utterly impossible for *anyone* will almost surely make alot of them turn back to crime simply to survive. Then people will get hurt, the offenders life descends further, and no one is well-served. How is this a logical course of action to take? It is virtually self-defeating!

Finally the author does point out an important fact: ""bullying"" is one of the fundamental problem we have that remains unaddressed and almost unrealized. It is ultimately behind many of the mass killings we have. How many school and workplace shootings have been the result of somebody getting picked on to the point of desperation? A zero tolerance policy for such behavior right from the beginning of school might go a long way toward reducing these occurances.

Patricia Camu   November 11th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

who is going to help David Lettermans wife to navigate through all of this..

Bill Roach   November 11th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

In regards to Major Nidal Hasan, any soldier of the U.S. that turns a
weapon to another soldier of the U.S. and kills a soldier of the U.S. does not
need to be tried as a terriost, but tried as a Traitor!! Treason should result in hanging by the neck.

I am a Viet Nam Army vet, my son is Major in the Army, a doctor, and is
slated for departure for his second time to Iraq.

If guilty, hang him!!!!

Bill Mobile, AL

JudyG   November 11th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

I am with you Judge political correctness has gone way to far in this country. People need to stop getting offended so easily grow up and get on with your life. People were afraid of reporting what the Fort Hood terrorist was saying, maybe if someone had opened there mouth about this terroriest 13 people would be alive today.

Helen De Groot   November 11th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

I watched with sickness and appall at the coverage last evening of the sniper execution. It sickens me that your country allows this to happen when in my opinion, executing this man will not bring back the people he killed, it will not deter future snipers from doing the same thing and I don't understand why anyone would want to live in a country that excecutes people. What does the information that there are 600 inmates on death row in the prison where the warden was interviewed say about your country. What is wrong with your society?

Shame on your America

A. Smith   November 11th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Radical Muslim, Islamic Radicals and now the hands-off term being floated is Political Correctness.

Western Nations and people that have zero working knowledge of the verses and commandments in the Koran in regards to the Duty and Obligation of the Muslim faithful to follow.

Many Americans sadly have no clue when it comes to a Muslim following the specific dictates of his faith which is clearly stated in the Koran. They are neither Radical Muslims nor Radical Islamic follower, they are specifically following what they perceive as the words of their God, Allah as recorded in the Koran.

There is a huge contradiction in regards to anyone faithfully following and carrying out his/her duty's in Islam and supporting the US Military actions in the middle east.

There is a huge contradiction in regards to anyone faithfully following and carrying out his/her duty's in Islam and supporting the freedoms of other religions in America.

There is a huge contradiction in regards to anyone faithfully following and carrying out his/her duty's in Islam and supporting the peaceful friendship and acceptance of non-believers in Islam who have no intention of converting to the Muslim faith.

Americans must begin to realize and strive to understand those contradictions if they have any chance in realizing that the problem represented by Maj. Hasan's duty to Islam vs his duty as a military Army Officer is going to occur over and over again.

A. Smith

John davoli   November 11th, 2009 11:05 pm ET

What a goof, that Carrie prejean, shes a fool who made porn movies when she 5 years ago???????She is so in denile

John H   November 11th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

@A Smith, Oregon...I wish you would provide us with your source of inside information regarding what General Cone personally knew of Major Hasan's conduct in recent months. I suspect you have no special or privileged source to support your allegations that General Cone was negligent in his duties as Commander at Fort Hood. While I have no inside or privileged sources to what your sources are I feel it is a fair guess that you know no more than the rest of us on the issue. I find it difficult to imagine how someone in Oregon would be so knowledgeable of the inner workings of the Fort Hood Headquarters. At any rate, I don't see where you have any authority on whether he should be relieved of his command. I know a General Officer of General Cone's stripe may appear to be omnipotent but I have to tell you that there are many things that go on in a community that large that the Commanding General may not have personal knowlege of. As for the contradictions you point out in the Islamic Faith, from what I have seen, you have as many opinions of those in the Islamic Faith as there are opinions in the Christian and Jewish Faiths. What does all that mean? Are we to assume that all people of the Islamic Faith have these conflicting issues and that we can expect them one and all to go with the more radical precepts of the Faith? I don't believe that for a minute.

Frederick   November 12th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Re: A. Smith, Oregon

"There is a huge contradiction in regards to anyone faithfully following and carrying out his/her duty's in Islam and supporting the freedoms of other religions in America.

There is a huge contradiction in regards to anyone faithfully following and carrying out his/her duty's in Islam and supporting the peaceful friendship and acceptance of non-believers in Islam who have no intention of converting to the Muslim faith."

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You do realize that this applies to EVERY Abrahamic religion, don't you? Plus probably quite a few others, but I'm hardly a theologian.

robert wafford   November 12th, 2009 1:54 am ET

way too much political correctness and ont enough action if someone
is breaking the law and endangering others then lock them up. until they see the errors of their ways

mcgillicuddy   November 12th, 2009 2:01 am ET

I hope you never interview the appropriate and conservative (excuse me while I laugh), Carrie Prejean again.

She's rude. I hate to see her in another 30 years.

She's downright rude and you (or any media for that matter) shouldn't waste airtime on her.

Robert Wade   November 12th, 2009 3:13 am ET

CNN failed to state where Lou Dobbs intends to move on to? It's my bet that he will end up on Fox News as another Conservative loon, the likes of Hannity and others.
Let's wait and see.

A. Smith   November 12th, 2009 4:10 am ET


The only example which supports your query that comes to mind would be 'Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live'. And yes some depraved Christian leaders murdered women under that premise and publicly stated that as a defense on their part for their acts of murder. Since the mid 1960's that passage has been largely amended/rewritten to 'Thou shalt not suffer a poisoner to live'.

The Koran however specifically and repeatedly instructs anger, hatred and non-acceptance of non-believers in Islam who have no intention of converting to the Muslim faith even if those individuals are family members.

The Western Reader would need to study the early days of Mohammad's life to better understand why that is found in the Koran and repeatedly stated.

Mohammad was thrown out of the village he was born in as he raved and screamed at the religious practices of his family and neighbors. The village feared for Mohammad's very life and decided in a humane act of charity, to exile him rather than put him down like a mad dog. BIG MISTAKE!

As a side note, the extremely cultured Arabic people at that time invented the Persian alphabet and Arabic language and were very advanced in cultural acceptance, mathematics and astronomy. They openly accepted many religious beliefs including the Hebrew faith and beliefs of the Jewish clans whom many family's married into. Sometimes simply referred to as pagans, these people had various faiths, beliefs and accepted those whose religions were not exactly the same as theirs.

Nowdays, Muslim scholars simply refer to this time period as the dark or black times, yet they readily used the Arabic language those people living in blackness invented, go figure!

Mohammad later returned to his hometown with a army of cut-throats and bandits whom he had promised would be rewarded by the God Allah during and after their lives if they continued their violence of murder, rape, kidnapping and plunder of non-Muslims AS LONG AS they gave Mohammad 1/3 of the best treasure and female slaves. So much for the charity of his hometown, so much for the villagers.

I know of no other religion that specifically places a death sentence upon anyone that converts to the Muslim religion and later in their remaining lifespan leaves the Muslim religion for another faith/religion.

A. Smith

A. Smith   November 12th, 2009 4:23 am ET

@Robert Wade,

Oct. 5th. there was a report that Lou Dobbs home about 50 miles northwest of New York City was hit by a bullet while his wife was standing outside.

Lou Dobbs said he had been receiving threatening phone calls for weeks. On his radio show, he connected the gunshot to his advocacy for a crackdown on illegal immigration and to his opponents' rhetoric.

It is small-game hunting season in that area this time of the year, but no hunters were seen in the area. It isn't clear if this was an accidental round that traveled far beyond its intended target, or from some Mexican Drug Cartel member that was upset by Lou Dobbs constant advocacy for illegal immigration arrests.

I would be surprised if Lou Dobbs chose to lay low for awhile and away from the public limelight, rather than roll up his sleeves and enter into politics while he remains a conservative figurehead.

A. Smith

Canadian   November 12th, 2009 5:04 am ET

Start by telling your President to stop defending this Muslim Killer by telling the Army Spokesperson and the public to not form an opinion on the matter until all the facts are in. I think we have enough facts to form our own conclusion – thank you very much Oh Bomb Ah! DING DING

Didn't Obama chime in (while admitted he did not have all the facts) that his BLACK FRIEND had been discriminated against by the STUPID police officer and then he used that as a platform to launch into his diatribe about the history of blacks being targeted by police for centuries and that it still exists today?

Good grief! Double standard or what!

That was a good point about locking up sex offenders in the mental ward because they would NEVER get the hell out because that particular illness (if you could call it that) is untreatable!

Ron J   November 12th, 2009 7:18 am ET

I agree with the judge we shouldn’t have to suffer these silly excuses for Hasan’s heinous acts such as ‘stress’…Oh so all he needed was a bong hit and a massage, and he’d be all better?
No, this was a deliberately hateful , sneaky, mean, evil , violent murder spree that had nothing to do with ‘god’…if anything the man’s a devil !

And I don’t think the army is politically correct. The army is using political correctness doublespeak as a cover for their real cover ups. Please find out what is really going on here CNN.

Nate   November 12th, 2009 7:54 am ET

Until government bureaucrats start to get fired or go to prison, the problem will not go away. Most likely we'll hear about how if only the department had more money they could do a better job.

Bill   November 12th, 2009 9:13 am ET

Helen De Groot, you are an arrogant hypocrite. I presume you are Dutch, judging from your surname. Well, the Dutch are ever so innocent, aren't they? DeBeers is a Dutch company. How many years have they been violating the rights of peoples whose lands they occupy? Dutch people are guilty of many atrocities in South Africa and elsewhere.

Why should we have to pay for unrepentant murderers to live in prison? Why would anyone with an ounce of common sense think we should keep someone like that alive? Perhaps to please your overly generous sense of guilt? I am glad you don"t live here. We already have enough idiots in this country.

Bill W   November 12th, 2009 9:48 am ET

1. From a veteran's point of view, everyone knows what he's getting into when one enlists, no draft anymore sadly. Nobody signs up, with the thought that it's just another day job. One pledges an oath to defend the country; there's no "time-out" I didn't know I might have to actually go to war. One's own personal views are secondary to the orders of the chain of command.

2. The muslim fanatic shooter at Ft Hood said there was an inherent conflict in fighting and killing someone with the same beliefs, BS. My dad and three uncles fought in Europe and I think it's safe to assume they had to fight and kill christians.

Sherri M   November 12th, 2009 9:57 am ET

Why would anyone waste precious (and expensive) air time for Carrie Prejean? It is a waste on all aspects, she wants the publicity, but doesn't want to disclose the nature of her settlement. Larry wasn't asking for specifics, just the reason, and he was being "inappropriate"? What about all her good family values, that just recently went down the "toilet" since the news of the sex tape issue. I wonder just how long it will be, before she is illustrated in Playboy / Hustler. Gentlemen please don't waste your money.

And as far as her book goes, why spend hard earned $$$ just to place it in her pocket. Let the publisher loose some money on this
one, because I'm sure, she received a pretty lucrative advance, and
now is doing the rounds on talk shows.

Terry, TX   November 12th, 2009 10:40 am ET

Thank you judge.....the day of being politically correct is over in the American eyes....not let just hope CNN gets the American message. We will no longer be the pursuit of enemies. The fact is.... not all Islamic Muslims are jihadist.....but all jihadist are always Islamic Muslim psychopaths.

Jeff   November 12th, 2009 10:48 am ET

Quote "Ali Shallwani November 11th, 2009 8:39 pm ET

I think the military personnel should be allowed to back off, if they don't feel comfortable in fighting. They should have to pay the penalty – be it fine in excess of what it might have cost the government to train them, required to work within the country for less than what they would have made, if they had gone for their tour of duty, or whatever else. But to force them to go against their will, is asking for trouble. Particularly knowing that they belong to the same religion, as the religion of the enemies that the U.S. is fighting against.
I feel Major Hasan gave enough warnings of what was coming, but just like in the past, the world's super power once again, did nothing to protect itself from the outcome."

The very thing when you join the military is you swear an oath to your country that is higher then friends, family and religion. It does not matter if you agree with or against a war you joined the service. You may have an argument if it was a draft force but everyone joined at least willingly.

When you join you don't know if they are going to attack Iraq or Canada but you have a duty regardless to do your job. Imagine if anytime we fought someone certain ethnic, religious, or sex based groups we allowed to leave because they didn't like who they were fighting. How quick would the military be empty?

alex   November 12th, 2009 10:58 am ET

perhaps if the judges and justice system actually did their job instead of trying to better their political careers and be politically correct then maybe yes but i do not see it happening. Plus the oh thats not fair to the defendent people need to grow up

Mary   November 12th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

Political correctness in an attempt to correct past biases is a big mistake. I have zero sympathy for those who commit sexual crimes, but it seems to me that crimes against women and girls are not taken seriously in the American justice system. That's why creeps like Gallido and Sowell are released to rape and kill again, and that has nothing to do with political correctness. Our justice system has placed us in a quandary: During the '80s, media hysteria found sexual predators everywhere, and many innocent people were entrapped by prosecutors and judges just out to further their political careers, not to discover the truth. As long as members of the legal system are willing to sell out truth and justice for their own self-interest, we will have innocent people in prison and guilty people released early to harm again.

It should outrage people that murderers and rapists have more rights in our justice system than those who commit victimless crimes.

Mary   November 12th, 2009 12:47 pm ET

Political correctness in an attempt to correct past biases is a big mistake. I have zero sympathy for those who commit sexual crimes, but it seems to me that crimes against women and girls are not taken seriously in the American justice system. That's why creeps like Gallido and Sowell are released to rape and kill again, and that has nothing to do with political correctness. Our justice system has placed us in a quandary: During the '80s, media hysteria found sexual predators everywhere, and many innocent people who entrapped by prosecutors and judges just out to further their political careers, not to discover the truth. As long as members of the legal system are willing to sell out truth and justice for their own self-interest, you will have innocent people in prison and guilty people released early to harm again.

It should outrage people that murderers and rapists have more rights under our legal system than those who commit victimless crimes. It should outrage us that prosecutors and judges who commit fraud in order to further their careers are not prosecuted upon its discovery, and are often rewarded instead.

Tim M. (Memphis TN)   November 12th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

All of this coming from a Judge that is now an entertainer...Hind sight really is 20/20 and it is very easy to say they 'should have seen the warning signs'. Political correctness 'will be the downfall' of this great country. It is never okay for any American to bad-mouth the President, unless you didn't vote for that President. Today's military is an "ALL VOLUNTEER" service. If Maj. Nidal willingly chose to serve, and then had problems with what was expected of him...then resign your commission...Don't kill the people you were supposed to be helping.

Ted   November 12th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Every religion has its radicals who stop at nothing, not even at murder.
In Ireland Catholics and Protestants were killing eachother for about 30 years long.
In Israel fanatic jewish settlers kill innocent palestinians, just for fun, many the killers are american citizens.
In Iraq sunnis and shiits are killing eachother, both are islamic religions.
If we waged war against Israel how many fanatic jewish americans would fight against our country and cause terrorist act?
What would catholics say if we bombed the Vatican?

We may not stop hatred, but certainly decrease the violent acts by simply stopping all wars we are involved in.

mrg louisville ky   November 12th, 2009 1:33 pm ET

Robert Wade
Glad you registered to vote.
If you don't like lies, rant, opposing opinion of either party, you'll have to shut down.
If you are looking for lies, rant, etc., that support your party, it's on MSNBC at night.
When you choose a Party, base it on conservative/liberal ideology to keep the purity in your expectations and accept our politicians agenda rarely reflect their platform and more importantly its financial effect.
Government is not a family member and should be held at arms length.
Obama's policies are inline with Socialist, etc., – you have to decide if you like that or not. His friendships, minister, czars have a constant thread tied to those studies/beliefs. You can think otherwise, I am just tired of being "politically correct".

mrg louisville ky   November 12th, 2009 1:38 pm ET

Ali Shall
On some level, you do understand you can't join the military and ask to opt-out of fighting. I would hope we do not fund the DOD to practice shooting, maintain aircraft, ships, etc., for fun.

Terry from West Texas   November 12th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

This is just pandering to get readers. No one prefers political correctness to justice. If you are receiving intelligence about 500 people who are complaining about the war in Afghanistan and how Muslims should not have to serve there, which one do you arrest? Which one is going to commit a crime? Probably none of them. How can you tell?

On this blog, A. Smith wrote: "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live'. Smith should be reported for his intention to murder Wiccans and arrested.

Terry from Texas (not me) wrote: "all jihadist are always Islamic Muslim psychopaths" I am worried that this guy will get a rifle and start shooting at Muslims. Arrest him.

Anti-abortionists are known for blowing up clinics and murdering physicians. Arrest them all! Keep America safe from anti-abortion terrorists.

Actually, Judge Pirro is just trying to pump up her ratings by pumping up your indignation. The reason child molesters can accumulate 11 parole violations and live without supervision is that the good Conservatives of Florida won't pay the taxes necessary to build prisons, hire parole officers, increase police forces, buy more patrol cars, upgrade the state's computer system, hire more counselors, hire more prison guards, and (most of all) stop electing such ungifted Conservative leaders who have convinced them that you can run a state without paying taxes.

marie shanda   November 12th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

Judge Jeanine Pirro is amazing and I admire her more for telling it like it is. Follow her lead all you so called people in charge!

A. Smith   November 12th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

If someone is so brainwashed and deluded into thinking and believing that the Creator wants them to murder, kidnap, or torture a human being then that person is truly lost.

When some self titled Pope, Ayatollah, Rabbi, Cleric, Mullah, Imman, Minister, Pastor teaches that their God wants them to murder, kidnap or torture a human being, they are spreading evil to others.

One of the recent signs that the evil of the Muslim Beliefs is making some headway surfaced near the White House during a Tea Party protest where dozens of protesters held signs which read, 'God is the Enemy'.

Whatever Muslims believe in regards to their faith, The Creator is not sexist, racist, jealous and filled with hatred, and certainly does not want any of his children to murder one another.

The religion of Islam is not just a false religion, it is filled with anti-spiritual teachings that attempt to paint the Creator as the adversary instead of the merciful, kind and loving being that he is.

The Koran specifically states Maj. Hasan's horrific suspected crimes would be rewarded by the Muslim God, Allah.

President Obama in his kind statements to the shattered friends and family's of those slain and wounded at Fort Hood military base stated a very different view of the Muslim God.

President Obama's basic lack of understanding is not helpful for Americans that are scratching their heads and wondering out loud, how did that Massacre happen and why did it happen?

A. Smith

Pete   November 12th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

The Judge has it right. We need to stop making excuses and start punishing people for their crimes and for their incompetance. In every case she mentioned, the system failed the victims. We are getting to a point where all we expect and get out of people is medicore work and excuses.

citizen   November 12th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

I need to see the Carrie Prejean tape before I rush to judgment....anything short of that and I'd be rushing to judgment and committing a none-constitutional act.

Let the criminal justice system do its job....Hasan is innocent until proven guilty by his peers or a judge. He certainly won't be running free on bail so we have nothing to fear .....except maybe falling into the trap of recriminating anyone who's a Muslim.... Isn't that one of the main reasons we were so accepting of what Bush & Cheney told us about WMD's in Iraq and etc....

We've already gone way too far in corrupting our system and freedoms with paranoia about Muslims out to get us.....and that is exactly what the Taliban and Al Qaeda want us to do. They hate our constitution, personal freedoms, and our culture. It is imperative that we stick to our systems and let them work.....Hasan will be triec in either a military court OR a federal court. But please – let's not have any Gitmo's.....look what Bush got us on that....we still can't find a way to unwind Gitmo....that autocratic kind of reaction is NOT what makes our democracy work or great. Quite the opposite.

Bill in Detroit   November 12th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Robert Wade, you wouldn't know the truth if it hit you between the eyes. Liberals the silent majority? You've got to be kidding me! Do you live under a rock? Obama is the darling of the media. Bush got it from everybody. You have no clue why this country is so polarized. By the way, what does your post have to do with Judge Pirro's blog?

Anne D   November 12th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Bill in Detroit–Good post. For some reason people always have to post their political views instead of addressing the topic of the evening.

ROBERT WADE - Why don't you just watch MSNBC. I think you would feel better. (Fair balance is a killer every time, isn't it 🙂 )

Joseph Irving   November 12th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

More people need to be talking like this.

Too many criminals have more rights than the people they victimize.

It's time to change things. This from a Canadian liberal. Thank you.

Vallary   November 12th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

RIGHT ON GIRLFRIEND. Thanks for those who stand up. I say bring our troops home and get them to help the people in their communities get the gangs, and trash out of the schools, streets, etc. I believe that is why there is so much wrong in the world. People keep getting away with everything .

J-Virginia   November 12th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

Since we all agree that this absurd level of political correctness needs to change, can we please start calling the Ft. Hood killings what they were? This was an act of terrorism – pure and simple. The difference between a mass killing and a terrorist act lies in it's political ideology. Mass murderers do not murder for a political cause and terrorists do. The Fort Hood shooting spree was a terrorist act – please don't be afraid to call it what it was.

A. Smith   November 13th, 2009 1:13 am ET

Political Correctness is simply a Army Buzzword being used to cover up the dereliction of duty by Lt. Gen. Robert Cone (The Fort Hood Base Commander) and Maj. Hasan MD's direct chain of commanders that knew and did not take appropriate action.

The News Media shouldn't bite on 'Political Correctness'

The reason is very clear and repeatedly demonstrated.

Two same gender soldiers that are seen simply hugging one another or kissing the other on the cheek are ROUTINELY investigated, ROUTINELY photographed by a investigation team, ROUTINELY have their friends and associates interviewed to determine if those men or women are gay in their sexual orientation.

There is simply no way the Army is going to spend untold hours and privately take untold covert photos of individual Army soldiers, interview untold number of associates in seeking to definitely determine if ANY US SOLDIER IS GAY and not investigate and report on Maj. Hasan's activity's which clearly were demonstrated and clearly went on for at least a full year before being charged with the largest modern case of fratricide the Army has ever had.

Please push back on the Army's attempt to push the excuse of 'Political Correctness' and sweep Lt.Gen Robert Cone's gross negligence and dereliction of duty under the rug.

The Army doesn't actively and covertly pursue suspected Gay Solider in their ranks and take a pass on a Muslim Militant simply over political correctness.

A. Smith

Anthony   November 13th, 2009 3:29 am ET

Agree with Jude Pirro, unfortunately the mistakes made, innocent people who may just happen to be in the wrong places at the wrong time are falling vicitims, simpley because ( somebody) is not doing his or her job.We as citizens of this great country have a moral obligation to our childre.
Why is it that people who've failed to do or perform tasks written in their job discription still have their jobs today.Anywhere else they would be fired.....We need to start with our public officials.For example the politicians who are against universal healthcare reform.These people have no right to be in a position to over see what is best for the people.Like the 39 moderate Democrats who are oppose to pubic option..

Mike Rogers   November 13th, 2009 9:16 am ET

If we are to pursue incompetence in law enforcement and the military, shouldn't we also pursue those lawyers and judges that allowed these criminals to be free? This is definitely a slippery slope. Be very careful. I am a retired federal agent.

skaarcat   November 13th, 2009 11:04 am ET

I don't think it is really PC that caused all this. For law enforcement people, I think they just get really callous in their day to day contact with the scum of the earth. They get so numb they can't see when something may actually be REALLY bad about a situation and need to be acted on.

Plus people are generally lazy. Think of all the paperwork etc if they actually had to arrest someone!

As far as sex offenders are running the country and have little regard for women. It wasn't so long ago that rape victims were the ones put on trial. Some police still treat rape victims badly, as if it is their fault. So it doesn't surprise me that sex offenders are given the benefit of the doubt by other men. After all, we women are temptresses!!

skaarcat   November 13th, 2009 11:49 am ET

I do think we have to careful with individuals liberty. That said...if people would just do their job most of these incidence would not have happened.

Ron   November 13th, 2009 11:53 am ET

I am with the Judge on this one There is no need for political correctness it has all evolved from idiot physiologists with their stupid pelosi ideas. No matter what you call it it is still a load of pelosi. For instance in a politically correct manner you exclaim to a woman her face would make the essence of time stand still, when in reality you are saying her face could stop a clock. You just can't sugar coat everything, there is no need to be cruel but I believe saying things in a straight forward manner it the correct way. I also believe people who neglect their duties or shirk their responsibilities should be fired immediately of course that means 95% of the elected officials and at least 80% of the judges and all lawyers should be fired immediately.

Rick McDaniel   November 13th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

The legal profession has perverted American Justice, to their own personal benefit, and that is the primary reason we have runaway crime.

Then to add insult to injury, those who are actually convicted of crimes, the taxpayer is forced to pay to keep in prison, for some period of time, and then to add even more insult to injury, the criminal is turned loose long before his sentence is up, only to commit more crimes, within hours of being released.

There is no justice, in the US.

Democrats are lead by traitors   November 13th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

Crush America's enemies. The internal, and external.

joe J   November 13th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

It's time that we turn the tide of socialism and liberalism we are becoming too dependent on government and corrupt politicians. Hell we don't even have the the cajones or know to protect ourselves anymore. We are falling to the lies that we must be PC AT ALL TIMES, we should not we must face the bitter truth that these radicals are here for one reason only and that is to destroy America and sadly Obama is leading the agenda through his lack of leadership and socialist way of thinking. We must all be very afraid and start changing our sheepish way of following these fools.

Realist   November 13th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

Locking someone up for life, based on someone else's projection as to the likelihood that he might commit a crime in the future, ought to be a deeply frightening prospect to any American. Right now, the idea sounds good, because the only area where we have data supporting the notion of unacceptably high recidivism rates is those who are imprisoned for sex offenses, and who likes sex offenders? - even if the data's wrong, just keep 'em locked up, they're scum of the earth and no one's going to miss them. But what happens when some law and order type says "Hey, why are we tolerating *any* recidivism at all? Let's just keep them ALL locked up!" And the notion that involuntarily committed sex offenders get any kind of "treatment" at all is laughable. In every state, as soon as revenues fall and legislators are looking for places to apply the budget axe, the "coddling" of the "scum of the earth" is always one of the first things to go. If you're in favor of effectively imprisoning someone for life based on the possibility that he might do something illegal, then say so, but don't pretend that you're not really imprisoning him, just making sure he gets treatment, because it's not happening.

Realist   November 13th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

And how's this for "political incorrectness" - the vast majority of people who complain about being muzzled by "political correctness" are really saying "I'm a bigot and I want to be free to spout my bigotry without having people look at me like I'm doing something wrong"...

john   November 13th, 2009 1:30 pm ET

I think when General Casey said that he's more worried about the Army's diversity being threatend than the reason behind the shooting at Ft Hood, we have a problem. I want to know General Casey, the race and religion of each soldier killed fighing our wars. I'm sure one of your bean counters can come up with those numbers right? How else can we, the american people, be assured of the true diversity in our armed forces. General Casey if you want to open that can of diversity BS let's see what's inside. Please do the American people a favor and take a job at goldman sachs. Having our nations treasure at your disposle turns my stomach!

danny pruett   November 13th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

robert wade
I teach history and I can tell you of a certanity that in this country calling the KING oops PRESIDENT names is a wonderful pastime and thank God for it. IT is called freedom of speech. KING hussien ooops President Obama is a Socialist and all of his croneys that he has put in office are socialist. THIS IS A FACT. Read your history book about what a socialist is and you cannot help but draw the same conclusion. I love america where I can call the KING oops PRESIDENT names if I choose. Your liberal socialist friends called PRESIDENT BUSH "king george" as a smear now its not ok for your man to be called names. Name calling and smear tactics are historical facts. Andrew Jackson's wife was called a whore by John
Adams supportors. In the United States we are pleased to speak freely without fear of intimidation or incarceration.

David Samuelson   November 13th, 2009 2:57 pm ET

I have had some good laughs over the emails concerning our present and past presidents, given the political climates.....I have forwarded a few.

We, as the new computer savvy generation, forward emails, with a feeling of total amenity, lacking moral responsibilities, and disregard for there effects.

Lately, listening to mentors, an opinion has started to develop in me that needs to be said:

1 The leaders of the Republican party, with all of the power to search someone's back ground, didn't use all of these 'truthful' slanderous emails, in open forums and verbal attack, meaning that they were either too stupid, which I doubt, or they didn't want to be seen doing it. That's If any of the Obama attacking emails had a shred of truth.

2 The only people who don't support our President, of OUR great country, are either bigots, or hate blacks so much that they even hate anyone who is partly white. When God dispersed the peoples around the world, changed their looks and languages', he still recognized them as his, and sent his son, to tell us this. It's not my place to judge who he sent for others.

3 The speeches that OUR President has given around the world, doing his best to mitigate the terrorist war from becoming a full scale religious war, thus winning him a Nobel Peace prize, is doing his job as OUR leader of the United States. When these statements are taken out of context, bringing us back to a religious war concept, I feel ashamed.

4 When OUR President follows and believes in our constitution, his speeches need to recognize all religions within this great country, and honor those of the rest of the world, no matter what his personal beliefs are. When he did this abroad, he honored all religions, which honors OUR great country, as we still lead the world.

5 OUR president can only ask the people we elect to government, for a law changes. He shouldn't change any himself (unless he hides behind the Patriot Acts), and this President hasn't. He did ask for a change that gives everyone a medical insurance protection, with a outline that he stated publically in an open town meeting in CO., broadcast nation wide. Anything that is taken outside of this context, from his public statement, and/or pieced together from hundreds of comments, is forming a lie, forwarding a lie, and propagating a lie.

6 It seems that any bill that is before any committee, or department of government, can have anything written into it. Even if it has nothing to do with the intent of the bill. By putting garbage into the bill, this seems to give some people the right to say.....look at what the President is trying to pull over your heads. OUR President didn't put it there.

6 Minnesota has MinnCare, something that I personally fought for, giving poor something other than Medicaid (Federal) or Social Services (of County's) of MN, to go to. The rest of the United States doesn't have this service. It doesn't change my medical care, or the quality. It doesn't affect private Insurances, or Medicare.
Think, what if, all Americans had this little privilege. We are talking about 8% of this great country. And it won't hurt us, although some costs are expected. This would cause the same competition that Medicare D did, and some costs may drop, caused by the competition. Humana/Walmart used it's buying power to bring down all prescription costs, for even the uncovered.

7 All presidents over the last 30 years, have chose to not address the 'medical poor' within OUR country, and this President has. I have come to believe that racial people throughout this country want this president to fail, no matter what he does, no matter what stance he takes. As Americans, we need to support 'OUR' President.

rory   November 13th, 2009 3:19 pm ET

If we allow the PC to go on then a soldier can clain he is a catholic and can't fight because he might kill a catholic or a Jewish solider saying no because he might have to kill an soldier of the Jewish faith. A soldier is suppose to be following the orders of his country's leaders. There are ways to report things in the military however this COUNTRY has become so PC that someone will be offended that to do nothing is better than doing something. Race cards, religion cards, sexual preference cards, political cards and so forth are always being played. PC consumes the media and the directions people have to work with in business, military and in life. We spend so much time being told how to act as PC as much as possible that we forget to look at what is happening/ People are afraid to say anything as they will get lambasted in some media. I am retired military now a teacher. When my students get into trouble they immediately play the race card that I am racist. I am white, the students are white and african-american. I have mixed race grandkids who I love.

I am a white, red-headed (whats left), southern retired military boy. Make all the jokes you want as I know its a joke. Why can't others? It seems only people who can be made fun of these days are white, southern males. Guess we have thicker skins.

Sue Williams   November 13th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

What people don't understand is Islam is not just a religion but a way of life, which is not ours, so why do they want to be here!! Also, they should not be in the military if they cannot kill any enemy against our country. He should be charged with treason to!! They keep saying they are a peacfull religion, but look at the way they treat there women!
If they don't like our ways they should not be here!

In World War II, my uncle was German and in the military, he killed Germans, he was a American, he did not think twice about fighting for his country!! Wake up America!!

Big Lou 15   November 14th, 2009 2:05 am ET

To Robert Wade. Stay away from the Kool Aid, please.

Let's get something straight, O chooses Van Jones – a self-admitted communist as a czar and Anita Dunn as a communications director – who idolizes Mao and it's the Republicans that you are excoriating for calling O a communist/socialist.

There is a saying that one can be judged by the people he associates with. So what kind of blinders are you wearing. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck – IT IS A DUCK!

Enjoy it for now as 2010 and 2012 will be waves that sweep these Demon-crats out of office.

Al   November 14th, 2009 5:20 pm ET

You people are really horrible to judge others based on their religious beliefs. Very few Muslims are terrorists, and the Koran condemns violent behavior. You should try read and UNDERSTANDING it before you make stupid, hateful, ignorant comments. Get to know people before you mark them all off. Here I thought this country was over such ridiculous prejudice.

bro   November 14th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

Any sex offender after the first time should by law wear a tracking device for the rest of his or he life, that would be one step in the right direction

mike   November 30th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

thank god that lou dobbs is out he is not differentthan his pals glen beck and who is the other..........................guy.
and larry the party crashers doesnot have to face any chrges but the secret sevice agency guys who let them go must be fired who know the might be john mccain nephews,

Cydella   December 2nd, 2009 2:06 am ET

Does anyone out there ever check the list of released sexual offenders for their particular area? I have and I can tell you that there are several high risk sexual offenders that are released and roaming our streets. I want to see the laws changed about sex offenders. Please correct me if I am mistaken, but was there not a study conducted and it proved that sexual offenders cannot be rehabilitated? And my question is why do the tax payers have to continue to house these "sick" people? Be it in jail, prison, or a mental institute. Is it not the law's that are suppose to protect the people? Sorry, these sex offenders have more rights than the victims!
Excuse me! They gave away their ability to declare their rights when they commit the crime. How long do we sit here and wait for what should be done?! If there is no chance "said people" can be rehabilitated why are they being allowed to roam the streets, on occasion undetected? Do we have no civil rights to be protected from these people? Is it the humane things to allow them life when in view of the inhumane acts they perform?
How do we justify the acts committed and lives taken, to those who were sacrificed with a whimpy slap on the hand! Or locking the person up for the rest of their life, or as most letting them back on the streets to stock others? Hello people! Shall we get an education from the BIBLE. Or do we continue to turn our heads and stupidly look the other way! It is time for some definite steps in the favor of the innocent.

Mat   December 9th, 2009 2:05 pm ET

like to state like many others sick and tired of RNC obstructing.
And that is the same tactic Health Industry uses...

Obama NEEDS TO VETO the Health Care Bill if it doesn't have a Public option.

also if contains any verbage that undermines Roe V Wade it needs VETOED !

if it doesn't protect the consumer from being unable to make cobra copays after becomeing ill, sick or disabled it needs VETOED !

I'd also like to state if Health Care Bill is passed with undermineings of Roe V Wade be in violation of U S Constitution and will gradually wind up in U S Supreme Court.

the RNC useing debate of Roe V Wade only proves they don't comprehend wisedom of Roe V wade., or U S Constitution.

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