DOJ Once Again Succeeds Where DOD Has Failed

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?

Going to prison for life–Florence SuperMax in CO, which is a much tougher prison than Gitmo.

He has been in custody for 2 years and 53 days.

Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri? He has been in custody for roughly 9 years, 3 months, and 15 days, for a crime committed over 11 years ago. His trial process is only beginning.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? He has been in custody for just short of 9 years, for a crime he committed 10 years, 5 months, and 5 days ago. His trial won’t begin this year.

This sending terrorists to jail for the rest of their life isn’t that hard. It’s only hard when you try to invent an entirely new legal system to do the job, rather than using the perfectly functional legal system that has proven its ability to do this over and over before.

Update: Adam Serwer talks about how Abdulmutallab made us so scared we passed the NDAA. I would add, he also made us all subject to gate grope.

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6 Responses to DOJ Once Again Succeeds Where DOD Has Failed

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bmaz @IanPGunn @JRSigety ...would simply mail me a pre-trial conf date for 30-45 days out. Neither atty nor defendant would appear.
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bmaz @IanPGunn @JRSigety True! Cracks me up they even need to do this in TX. Here I'd fax in a notice of appearance/not guilty plea and court...
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bmaz @JRSigety @IanPGunn I admire the go git em attitude, but you are going to live tweet a stinking misdemeanor arraignment?? Heh.
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