Monday, December 1, 2008
Patricia Said (aka Tissie Said) and Islam Said: Accessory to Commit Murder
As we all know, the daughters of Yaser Said, Sarah and Amina Said, were brutalized all their lives by their father while Patricia and Islam did nothing to protect them for very long. Patricia Said always returned Sarah and Amina to Yaser to be brutalized over and over again through out their lives.
The final week of Sarah and Amina's lives, Patricia lied to them in an effort to bring these two young women back to Yaser after initially taking them out of state for the sole purpose of preventing what she knew would be another session of brutality levied against them. Patricia Said knew she had to lie about where she was taking them or they knew would not have gone with her to Texas, knowing that brutality would follow as has always been the case. Patricia took them back to a brutal situation by returning to Texas and then ensured brutality by showing up where they were staying in Texas to then take them directly to Yaser.
The terrifying brutality that these two women experienced was instant death by point blank gun fire to one and then a period of torture by gun fire and then murder by gun fire inflicted upon the other.
That act on Patricia Said's part was Conspiracy to Murder at the least. When Islam provided the weapon to be used in the commission of the murders of his sisters by their father, that act by Islam Said was an act of Accessory to Murder.
Plain and simple.
Now, after many months it is clear that police agencies both local and federal refuse to inforce laws that would hold Patricia Said and Islam Said accountable for assisting in the brutal deaths of Amina and Sarah Said. Local and federal police agencies are accessories to this murder "after the fact" by refusing to charge and prosecute these individuals for their roles in the murder of these two young women.
As you can see at this link, during the past few days Islam has openly asked anyone who encounters specific relatives and the two former boy friends of Sarah and Amina to GUN THEM DOWN.
If these people are murdered, citizens MUST VIGOROUSLY REQUIRE each and every inept law enforcement official involved in this case who refused to enforce the law to be held accountable to the fullest extent possible.
Accessory (legal term)
Actus reus · Causation · Concurrence
Mens rea · Intention · Recklessness
An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a principal is a question of fact and degree:
The principal is the one whose acts or omissions, accompanied by the relevant mens rea, are the most immediate cause of the actus reus (Latin for "guilty act").
If two or more people are directly responsible for the actus reus, they can be charged as joint principals (see common purpose). The test to distinguish a joint principal from an accessory is whether the defendant independently contributed to causing the actus reus rather than merely giving generalised and/or limited help and encouragement.
The U.S. criminal code makes aiding and abetting a federal crime itself a crime:
(a) Whoever aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures the commission of an offense, is punishable as a principal.
(b) Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him or another would be an offense, is punishable as a principal.
A person may be convicted of aiding and abetting any act made criminal under the code. The elements of aiding and abetting are, generally:
(1) guilty knowledge on the part of the accused ( the mens rea);
(2) the commission of an offense by someone; and
(3) the defendant assisted or participated in the commission of the offense (the actus reus).
Posted by RG at 7:15 PM