A strong case for trying KMS in our courts.
From the article:
"When Mr. Holder's critics say that we don't dare try a criminal like Mr. Mohammed on the soil of the United States, in a New York City federal courthouse, that is a terrible concession to the terrorists. ears—and underestimates the strength of the American justice system.
According to a new study by the Center for Law and Security at New York University, the U.S. government has indicted 828 defendants on terrorism-related charges since 2001. Of those indictments, trials are still pending against 235 defendants—and of the remaining 539 defendants, 523 were convicted either at trial or via plea. The single largest venue for terrorism trials is New York City, where 145 terrorism indictments have been filed. The center found in a previous study that the conviction rate in New York is higher than in the rest of the nation, and that sentencing in New York is also tougher. That is understandable—and may help to explain why the attorney general chose the Southern District of New York for the Mohammed prosecution. In the city's federal courts, the conviction rate of individuals charged with terrorism involving a U.S. target is 100 percent."