Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2009

          I read now that the 9/11 terrorists will not be tried in New
York City after all.  That seems wrong to me.      We have an old tradition
in this country that accused criminals are entitled to public trials before
juries of their peers.  Why not this time?  The attacks took place in New
York, so shouldn't the trial?  Too expensive, critics say, too much of a
security problem.  This is a bit like saying we're afraid that trying these
guys will encourage more attacks.      Maybe.  But surely this powerful
country can secure a courtroom.  If bad guys show up, shoot them.  But it's
important that justice not only be done but be seen to be done.  New York
is surely the place for that.
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