Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Tip for Your Cab Driver: Don't Support al-Qaida !!!

Hmm...I wonder if this guy's cab displayed an anti-honor killing ad.  I'm guessing NOT. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-terrorismcharges,0,2740130.story

In case the Tribune link is broken/archived, this is about Raja Lahrasib Khan, a Chicago taxi driver who was arrested and charged with sending money to a terrorist organization, identified in other news stories as al Qaida. He's being held at the correctional center Downtown, and he requested that the judge, James Zagel,  release him because Khan is unable to access a lot of the evidence (audio, etc.) which he's using in his defense.

It appears he's representing himself, which means Dewey, Cheatum & Howe are too booked to take the case.

Unfortunately, Zagel may have to comply with this request, unless the jail drastically upgrades its tech support. And we're rolling in dough, here in Illinois, so I am sure we'll be able to accomodate Khan. (Wink.)

Isn't it sad '" that he can't adequately prepare for his defense from jail because the facilities are so poor" ? I wonder what jail is like in Pakistan.

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