9/11 Mastermind To Be Tried in Manhattan

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has admitted to being the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorists attacks, is to be tried by a civilian court in lower Manhattan. Trying him around the scene of the crime raises thoughts of some creative forms of punishment assuming he is convicted. For example, there’s Josh Lyman’s idea from Issac and Ishmeal, the episode of The West Wing which dealt with the 9/11 attack:

I’d put ’em in a small cell, and make them watch home movies of the birthdays and baptisms
and weddings of every single person they killed, over and over, every day, for the rest
of their lives. And then they’d get punched in the mouth every night
at bedtime. By a different person, every night. There’d be a long list of volunteers…

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    SamLynx says:

    WOW! that is disturbingly hardcore. Thinking of the crime i kind of understand the reaction at first but when you think more and more of it you realise that the person that did this is really disconnected from reality all they should ever get is death. Plain and simple making them suffer would be a waste of time and resources we don’t have and can’t afford to waste.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    This was obviously written as an emotional response at the time of the attack in 2001 without regard for the practicality.

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