Move the Terror Trials Out of New York

John J. Flanagan

February 17, 2010

Since the founding of our Nation, the United States has recognized that enemy combatant terrorists need to be tried by military tribunals. It is an insult to every American that the terrorists would be given the same protections as U.S. citizens.

The Obama Administration has offered no justification for this change in policy which places everyone in New York City at risk. I urge U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to reverse this decision and prosecute these individuals on a secure military base where the public cannot be harmed.

Holding the terror trials in New York City will also have a staggering economic impact on businesses, disrupt city residents, and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

The people of New York suffered one of the greatest tragedies in our nation's history on September 11th. The idea that these trials would be held just blocks from where the tragedy occurred is an outrage, and shows a callous and blatant disregard for the people of New York. Together, we can send a loud and clear message to the Obama Administration that these terror trials need to be moved, and they need to be moved now.

I urge you to sign my online petition below to move these terror trials out of New York.


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