Jury Reaches Verdict in Jose Padilla Case

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Jurors reached a verdict today in the trial of Jose Padilla, who was charged along with two co-defendants with supporting al Qaeda and other violent Islamic extremist groups overseas. The 36 year-old American citizen originally was accused of being part of an al Qaeda plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the US. He was interrogated in military custody with no lawyer present and without being read his Miranda rights. After three years in custody, he was charged with providing himself to al-Qaeda for training, as the US Attorney put it, "to murder, kidnap and maim." Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffrey has followed the case from the beginning.




Warren Olney