Prosecuting Terror in the Big Apple

By David Schoetz

Jan 29, 2010 11:14pm

 
At this hour, there is an ongoing back and forth about whether five terror suspects – including self-proclaimed September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — will be prosecuted here in Manhattan. The New York Times reported late tonight that the Obama administration Justice Department, which announced that the trials would take place in New York City, will give in to concerns of several public officials in New York, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fear the trial would be too costly and a potential security threat. While our reporting at the moment does not go quite that far, we do know that the president's team has been "considering other options" all day. So tonight, we ask: Where should these terror suspects be tried? Video package on the controversy embedded below.

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