01 August 2006

9/11: The Evidence

(from the Washington Post)

Officials at the federal court in Alexandria posted on the Web yesterday nearly all the evidence presented during the sentencing trial of Sept. 11, 2001, conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, marking the first time a federal court has provided such extensive online access in a criminal case.

The 1,202 exhibits capture the drama -- and occasional drudgery -- of the death penalty hearing of the only person convicted in the United States on charges stemming from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Moussaoui, 38, was sentenced to life in prison in May after a seven-week trial in U.S. District Court.
Here is the link to the exhibits -- fair warning, some are graphic (exhibits are labled accordingly).

As we approach the 5th anniversary of this dark day, we need to remember...

...the murderous focus of the hijackers;

...our fallen shipmates, fellow citizens and other innocents;

...the first responders who paid the ultimate price;

...Our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and others who brought the war back to the nest of vipers;

And most of all, that justice is still to be administered to those that escaped.

Review the exhibits, read the testimony; do not forget -- ever.