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January 08, 2010

Sept.11 Terrorism Trial Will Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, Says Mayor

NYC Mayor: Security for Terror Trials Will Be Colossally Expensive

Washington Examiner

New York, NY — Stepped-up security measures for the upcoming detention and trial of the suspects in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are now expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars — a far heftier price tag than originally thought.

In a letter to federal officials, Mayor Michael Bloomberg put the cost at $216 million for the first year after Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects arrive in Manhattan from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After that, the mayor said it would cost $200 million annually for as long as the men are detained in the city — mainly overtime for extra New York Police Department patrols.

Believing the high-profile trial could inspire another attack, the NYPD has planned a show of force involving thousands of officers. The department expects to establish a frozen zone around the courthouse protected by car check points, bomb-sniffing dogs, rooftop sharpshooters and helicopter patrols.

Wild Thing's comment.........

How about if we just shoot them all...for free.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 8, 2010 04:48 AM


This is a trial that should never be.

I hope that our Special Ops troops kill rather than capture terrorists from now on.

Posted by: TomR at January 8, 2010 10:59 AM

Tom, I feel the same way. We just keep showing weakness as a country in so many ways.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 9, 2010 01:39 AM

Too bad New York and send your bill($) to your WUNDERBAR Governor Patterson and Senaturd Upchuck Schumer and Represenative Jowls... Like Al-Qaeda advertises on Al-Jazeera, "WE LOVE NY?" Bet NYPD loves the OVERTIME, eh?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 9, 2010 10:42 AM