William Veale served as a public defender for 31 years in Contra Costa County, retiring in 2006 as Chief Assistant. In 1993, he was chosen to supervise the first conflict branch of a Public Defender Office in the United States to handle felony cases. His trial experience has spanned the gamut of state court criminal law, particularly homicide cases, including many where the prosecution sought the death penalty. He taught Criminal Trial Practice as a lecturer at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley for 11 years In 2008, he and Dennis Cunningham, the famed civil rights lawyer, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Pentagon attack victim April Gallop who, along with her young son, survived the Pentagon attack on 9/11.
The lawsuit accused then-Vice President Dick Cheney, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers of mass murder and treason for their complicity in the attacks and ended in an Orwellian dismissal of the case, coupled with sanctions of the lawyers. Veale describes this obstruction of true justice, saying, "given the allegations and the status of the defendants, [this is] the worst judicial malfeasance in history."
Photo of Pentagon after 9/11 attack before building section collapsed.Where is the hole? Where are the plane and its parts? How could a commercial jet -- "...disappear into the building" without leaving a hole, wreckage, titanium engines, or wings? The official story on the missing wings is, "They just folded up!" -- is this even remotely plausible? Was this actually a missile attack with internally rigged explosives, or just pre-planted explosives? Why didn't the advance defense system protecting the Pentagon, the most protected building in the world, prevent the attack when there was knowledge of an unidentified plane flying towards Washington, D.C .Where was the warning system to evacuate? We'll learn more during today's show with Gallop attorney William Veale.