Ridiculous Bush-Era 'Liberty City Six' Case Just Won't Die
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|Miami's federal courthouse, where the Bush era lives on|
Not that the Bushie have a record of over-blowing threats to national security or anything, but the truth shockingly turned out to be just a little less dramatic. As New Times' own Bob Norman reported in 2007, this was a group that "couldn't wage a ground war on a jar of peppercorns." Even worse, as Norman reported, the governments' informants who turned the six dirt-poor defendants in have a long history of extortion and battery.
So why are taxpayers coughing up tens of thousands to try these guys again? Perhaps Prof. Jonathan Turley, a law prof at George Washington University, put it best in an interview with the NY Times: "These are the types of prosecutors Las Vegas is built on. They keep returning to the table with the same losing hand."