Terror Trial To Be Moved From NYC

Posted by | January 29, 2010 20:31 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Justice Department is developing plans for another location for the 9/11 terror trial after political pressure was brought to bear to move the location from New York City.

Though the officials wouldn’t discuss locations under consideration, others have suggested Governors Island, a former military base in New York Harbor that now welcomes summertime picnickers and bike riders; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point or Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deliberations.

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Friday that a backlash had made it “unlikely” the case would go forward in the city. He said plans to hold the trial there started to unravel after a speech he gave recently detailing the enormous costs and logistical challenges of ensuring security at the Federal Courthouse in lower Manhattan.

The final blow to the plan to have the trial in Manhattan comes shortly after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued that it would be too costly and too disruptive.

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