On Thursday, Fox & Friends’ Gretchen Carlson asked Judge Andrew Napolitano to offer some insight into why the Ft. Hood shooting is officially identified as a “workplace shooting” and the so-called “Chick Fil-A” shooting is described as an act of terror.
This labeling, he explained, is often done in a nonlegal context. “The courts really don’t care what label the government puts on a crime,” he said. “The courts care what’s the charge, does the government have enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.” Besides, he said, the alleged Ft. Hood shooter has already been “exposed to the death penalty” and so “adding a label to his crime or alleged crime would not increase the penalty or change.”
Carlson then pointed out that the victims of the shooting don’t receive compensation or Purple Hearts due to the difference in labeling. Napolitano responded that the President could change this with a simple phone call to Attorney General Eric Holder, then asking where, exactly, Holder is right now.
“Attorney General Holder, where are you?” he joked, before asking if maaaaybe his low profile might have something to do with the election.
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