Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's New York Trial

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009 5:42 PM
The feds have a bad track record for getting foreign terrorists the death penalty. New York juries simply aren't keen on executing criminals. And the one who is charged with pursuing the death penalty for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a personal opponent of the death penalty.

Here's Gehragty:
The last time a Manhattan federal jury faced such a choice was July 2001. It spared two men convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 people. Seven of 12 jurors decided that, if executed, one defendant 'will be seen as a martyr and his death may be exploited by others to justify future terrorist acts.'"

Well, good to see that effort helped ensure no further terrorist attacks in Manhattan in 2001.