Does Padilla’s Sentencing Make America A Safer Place?

LawFuel – Joseph Padilla, the former criminal gang member-turned-Islamic ‘enemy combatant’ may have been sentenced to over 17 years’ jail, but has it made America a safer place?

The sentencing of Padilla, who has been in federal custody since May 2002, when he was arrested in Chicago on his return from Egypt, follows his conviction in Miami last August.

Arguments about his competence to stand trial were raised – and rejected – during the trial. The question is whether his sentencing makes America safer? Read the report from the New York Times on

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