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House Proceeding on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:01:15 to 1:08:20
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:13 to 1:01:34( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: seriousness with this measure and that is sufficient reason to reject this rule. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i listen to my colleague who is an absolutely brilliant member of the intelligence community

Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:15 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:35 to 1:01:56( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and has provided continuing and dedicated service for the period of time that he and i served on the committee together. but one thing i think i know a little bit more about than he does and that is our prison system. and that's for the reason that i participated as a state and federal judge and then as a

Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:57 to 1:02:19( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: lawyer in dealing with circumstanceses -- circumstances in our prison. when our colleague suggests that detainees are treated in a certain way and that those particular thi food or the lengt of the hair or religious convictions, all of those things have been

Alcee L. Hastings

1:02:20 to 1:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: litigated a nawsyem in the united states -- litigated ad nauseum in the united states. and i know that they find themselves able to access to the food that comports with their religious requirements

Alcee L. Hastings

1:02:44 to 1:03:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and also the other circumstances. one thing that's good about us is that we value others. and other thing before they even consider us is that those values manifest themselves in the treatment of persons who

Alcee L. Hastings

1:03:07 to 1:03:28( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: are our enemies. now, i am going to try to put to rest this not in my backyard argument that i continue to hear from my colleagues about guantanamo. i first want to commend to my colleagues h.r. 3728, the detainment reform act of 2009, that i filed and i would urge

Alcee L. Hastings

1:03:29 to 1:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: them to look at it and look at the detention criteria and the ways to process detainees as well as the reporting requirements that transpire. i will not take the time now to go into detail, but that meure is sitting here, and

Alcee L. Hastings

1:03:50 to 1:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: any one of them can join it. and i have no pride of authorship. i said to members on the other side and our side if they have something they can add or subtract, please do so. but what do you with people we hold and somehow or another the ought being that we can't try

Alcee L. Hastings

1:04:11 to 1:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: people in our federal system or , for that matter, we have a situation where every detainee must be tried in military commissions, according to some, well, let me tell you about some of the people that we hold in one prison today.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:04:36 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the bureau of prison 80-x supermax in florence, colorado, has a capacity of 490 inmates. there are currently 445 leaving 45 cells available. and i can assure you anyone in guantanamo could be transferred

Alcee L. Hastings

1:04:57 to 1:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: here with no threat to florence, colorado. no one has ever escaped supermax. supermax offers some of the best trained in the nation and current and former inmates include -- let me just give you some of these people. anthony coso, a mobster

Alcee L. Hastings

1:05:19 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: informer underboss of the lu cizzi crime family. and a co-conspirator in the 1998 united states embassy bombings is in this prison. matthew hale, a white supremacist leader. larry hoover, the leader of the gangster disciples nation based

Alcee L. Hastings

1:05:41 to 1:06:05( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: in chicago is in this prison. jeff fort, the co-founder of the black peace stones gang in chicago. and founder of its el rucan faction. omar, the co-founder of the united blood nation. theodore kaczynski, the

Alcee L. Hastings

1:06:06 to 1:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: unibomber is in this prison in colorado. the drug trafficker co-conirator in the enrique camaranna case. zacharias moussaoui, he was the co-conspirator in the 2001 attacks. guess where he is?

Alcee L. Hastings

1:06:27 to 1:06:50( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: in colorado in supermax. terry nichols, the oklahoma city bomber is in this prison. richard calvin reid, the islamic terrorist, nicknamed the shoe bomber, who also came through our regular system.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:06:51 to 1:07:11( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: eric robert rudolph, convicted of the 1996 olympic park bombing. dwight york, ramiz yusef, the world trade center bombing is in center. we can hold these people. h. brown is in this prison. thomas silverstein --

Alcee L. Hastings

1:07:12 to 1:07:32( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: mr. dreier: will the gentleman yield? mr. hastings: no, i will not yield. howard mason, a drug trafficker who ordered the murder of a police officer named burn, a leading member of the brotherhood.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:07:33 to 1:07:54( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: why are you telling me we can't hold people in supermax? we can hold them in guantanamo. we can hold them in supermax, and we can do everything that is required of us as a nation in order to protect ourselves that regard. but wt has happened in this institution is you've given the american public a believe that they would be

Alcee L. Hastings

1:07:55 to 1:08:15( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: afraid if you held them in certain institutions in your neighborhood. well, they've come through your neighborhood an awful lot and you evidently didn't know about it because i pernally am just a little tired of your not in my backyard attitude about this particular system. we can hold terrorists and we can hold criminals and we've

Alcee L. Hastings

1:08:16 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: been doing it all of my dog career and that's 50 years as a lawyer.

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