"I remember one woman walking by," said Jason Washburn, a corporal in the US Marines who served three tours in Iraq. He told the audience at the Winter Soldier hearings that took place March 13-16, 2008, in Silver Spring, Maryland, "She was carrying a huge bag, and she looked like she was heading toward us, so we lit her up with the Mark 19, which is an automatic grenade launcher, and when the dust settled, we realized that the bag was full of groceries. She had been trying to bring us food and we blew her to pieces."
Constitution, the defendant’s presence “is a condition of due
process to the extent that a fair and just hearing would be thwarted
by his absence, and to that extent only.” United States v. Gagnon,
470 U.S. 522, 526 (1985) (quoting Snyder v. Massachusetts, 291
U.S. 97, 108 (1934)). Thus, the Constitution does not guarantee
that a criminal defendant be present at all stages of the trial but
rather only at “critical stage[s].” La Crosse v. Kernan, 244 F.3d
702, 707-08 (9th Cir. 2001).
Rule 43(a), Fed. R. Crim. P., provides in part that a defendant
must be present at every trial stage, including the jury
impanelment and the return of the verdict and sentencing, unless
otherwise provided by the rules.
Rule 43(b)(3), Fed. R. Crim. P., provides in part that a
defendant need not be present where the “proceeding involves only
a conference or hearing on a question of law.”
So, is judge A. Howard Matz incompetent, or did he break the law, and conspire with two other attorneys to do it? He did arrange the secret hearing personally...Lets ask The Wise Latina. CONFUSIUS
By Judge A. Howard Matz' own ruling and decree, the factual question and thereafter NATURALLY illegal finding, of one of the people's competence, or incompetence, is thus so thus and therefore said people need not be present in the room, or even the same state, before ONE finds them "incompetent" enough to be sent off for a mental "treatment." And said treatment may begin at anytime, before the finding of a fact!
Contemptible police tactics - Cops raid the home of a licensed medical marijuana provider in Washington, handcuff the fourteen year old son and put a gun to his head, and search the nineteen year old daughter and take the contents of her mickey-mouse wallet.
How To Survive Traffic Stops in America, Submit, Instantly! - What the cops want is immediate obedience and submission. Many cops are ex-military and view the civilian motorists of America about like they viewed the hapless peasants of Iraq and Afghanistan, that is, with contempt, not as fellow citizens deserving of civility and respect. It is a possibly lethal mistake to do anything other than submit, instantly and obey! Or be ready to shoot first. But aim high.