L.A. Times: Costly, Overly Long Trial of Poor, Entrapped, Harmless Dupes Somehow Results in Several Convictions
Here are the first three paragraphs of an L.A. Times article on recent terrorism convictions obtained by the federal government:
After back to back mistrials, five men from one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods were convicted Tuesday of trying to join with Al Qaeda in plots to topple the Sears Tower in Chicago and bomb government buildings in South Florida.
Though a sixth man was acquitted, federal prosecutors claimed victory in a case that had dragged on for years and cost millions of taxpayer dollars.
Defense lawyers said their clients were harmless dupes entrapped by government informants. They vowed to appeal.
So how do you really feel, L.A. Times editors?