Shoe-Bomber Trial Question

  1. I just happened to think about the shoe-bomber guy who was sub-dued by all the passengers on the plane.

    Anyway, last week on the news about his trial they brought up something about a doctor sedating him with some drug (which I can not remember the name of...but it was not versed) and he claims he was still under the influence when his rights were read to him. Therefore, his trial should be thrown out. They even had an anesthesiaologist testify that these drugs do have mind-altering effects. Or something like that. Which I already know is true lol.

    Now here is my question in relation to all of this. The biggest one is, why in the world would a doctor carry those drugs in his "onboard luggage, even a syringe with which to administer the drugs. I would think that with drugs such as those, that they would be controled substances and therefore could not be transported in that manner.

    Let me know what you guys think about this.


  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   CoreyB
    Someone else can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the pilots and crew have a medical kit on board the aircraft. It's my understanding that that's where the meds came from.
  4. by   nrw350
    I guess the put the sedatives in the medical kit in cases such as that?

    I also remember hearing something about the doctor gave him like 3 doses.

  5. by   AL bug
    I am pretty sure it was Ativan which is a sedative and can cause amnesia. If that's the only thing they had, they had to use it. My opinion though, is that the fact that he doesn't remember having his rights read to him because they gave him Ativan because he had a BOMB in his shoe and was acting like an animal, doesn't change the fact that the rights were read. There should be plenty of witnesses to verify this and I loathe lawyers who try to get somebody off because of technicalities such as this. The idiot was trying to kill people.
  6. by   nrw350
    again, it all comes to down money. That is what lawyers are working for.

  7. by   caroladybelle
    The planes usually have some basic meds on board for emergencies - sedatives are kept on board to treat seizures, etc.
  8. by   nrw350
    Hmm, That I did not know.

  9. by   ma kettle
    I don't know, your right that the factors that free a killer are B.S.
    However, maybe they should let this psycho loose. He'll run into a family member of one of the firemen or WTC. He may have the trial, conviction and the excution right at the very moment.
    Maybe this is why so many idiots do this stuff in this country. Other countries kill you on the spot. NO lawyer to find loops.
  10. by   nrw350
    Here is what it SHOULD boil down to. And that is the gry was not drugged when he commited the crime. That simple in my opinion.

  11. by   stubs
    I distinctly remember reading in the Boston Globe that the "doctor" on board that flight was in fact a dentist and the drug he injected was Diazapam.
  12. by   London88
    Quite frankly, he should be grateful that all he received was a benzodiazepine, because others like myself could think of much more painful ways to subdue an animal like himself! He gave up any rights he had when he was trying to kill others without it being an act of self defense. I wonder if his lawyer was on plane as a passenger, would he have objected to the use of any drug which would have ultimately prevented the attacker from bombing the plane!
  13. by   live4today
    AND...WHAT drug was he taking PRIOR to the doctor giving him Ativan that CONCIOUSLY made him hide a bomb in his dang shoe?????????????????? Geez! He was A/O X 3 when he boarded that plane with the shoe-bomb in tote, so who gives a rats tiny behind if he was subdued AFTER THE FACT in whatever way necessary!