Bloomberg Wants Terror Trial Moved
Mayor cites cost, disruption to downtown life
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2010 4:15 PM CST
Khalid Sheik Mohammed.   (AP Photo/

(Newser) – Count Mayor Bloomberg among those who don't want the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to take place in Manhattan. “It would be great if the federal government could find a site that didn’t cost a billion dollars, which using downtown will,” he said, in what the New York Times notes is a reversal from his original stance.

“It’s going to cost an awful lot of money and disturb an awful lot of people,” he said. “Can we provide security? Yes. Could you provide security elsewhere? Yeah, and I mean—the suggestion of a military base is probably a reasonably good one." His comments might help the efforts of a Lower Manhattan community panel that's lobbying Attorney General Eric Holder to move the trial.

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Jan 28, 2010 12:43 PM CST
Hold it in Chicago.
Jan 28, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Yeah lynching is a great idea to deter these radicals! has the ever worked? Come on are we not civilized at all? The argument that bloomberg make is a good one. however it happened HERE! and no matter where the trial is it s going to be, it will be a clusterfuck! So why not do it in the City where we the people are used to clusterfucks..... we ride the subway! How does Jurisdiction work when the crime was here? I'd understand if it was about a fair trial but where can it be done, where there is no bias?
Jan 28, 2010 5:04 AM CST
What a bunch of cowards I don't know why y'all have your panties all bunched up over this. Do you seriously think that NYC can't handle this? Do you quiver in fear at some "Super Terrorist" who'll use his magic powers to terrorize the city until Spiderman comes to the rescue? What are you afraid of and what are the chances that it could happen. Grow some spines.