KSM terrorist trail may be moved out of New York City

Suggesting Khalid Shaikh Mohammed be tried in New York City federal court was judicial theater in the first place, and now Mayor Michael Bloomberg has requested Attorney General Eric Holder take his road show somewhere else. Hey, I seem to remember we’ve got this out-of-the-way court set up somewhere warm…

They won’t ever agree to have a high-profile trial like this at Guantanamo Bay, but you’ll remember that many of the terrorists at Camp Delta have been and it worked out just fine. Anyway, AP over at Hot Air figures it will be some other federal court, but thinks the Big Apple has the ability to handle security.

Bloomberg does have a point … it certainly will cost a ton of cash to pull this off, and within a week, residents will be pretty mad about the streets closing, detours and traffic hassles. Just ask them how they feel about presidential motorcades.

From the New York Daily News, confirmed by Major Garret last night.

The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan.

The dramatic turnabout came hours after Mayor Bloomberg said he would “prefer that they did it elsewhere” and then spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder.

“It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that’s too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood,” Bloomberg told reporters.

“There are places that would be less expensive for the taxpayers and less disruptive for New York City.”

Others noting include Volokh Conspiracy, Gateway Pundit and Michelle Malkin. Pamela Gellar at Atlas Shrugs also writing.

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  1. donh on January 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    More fall out from the Scott Brown victory at the battle of Waterloo.   Chuckyyyyyy  Schumer can suddenly feel the cold black  pavement he stands on in the streets of NY City turning into a quicksand pit of molten tar. Not so easy running through wet cement now is it Chuckyyyy. Keep running because if you stand still the cement will dry into a heavy pair of shoes.

  2. Lazybum on February 1, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Hmmmm….We need to find a place to hold terrorist trials…Obama said Gov'nr's Island, but it is too close to the city, has no infrastructure and would be terribly expensive…but an Island is a great idea! Now, let's all think….if only there were an island somewhere, secluded, with a large airport for easy travel, an established infrastructure, some existing  jail cells appropriate for holding terrorists….lets think…maybe even in a temperate climate…if only we had such a place in existence. Wow, if if only we already had such a place at our disposal…

  3. gillie28 on February 4, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Lazy – we could even close Gitmo and just build a wall and save the money of trials….ooops, definitely not politically correct 🙂

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