Bloomberg Shifts, Opposes Terror Figure Trial In Manhattan


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has reversed himself and now opposes the Obama administration plan to try the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks in Lower Manhattan, reports the New York Times. Bloomberg said that a more secure location, like a military base, would be less disruptive and less costly.

His stance echoed growing opposition from Wall Street executives, the real estate industry, and neighborhood groups, who have questioned the burdens that such a trial would bring to a heavily trafficked area of the city. “It's going to cost an awful lot of money and disturb an awful lot of people,” Bloomberg said. “My hope is that the attorney general and the president decide to change their mind.”

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