Freelance journalist Petra Bartosiewicz discusses the nearly guaranteed guilty verdicts for terrorism trials in federal courts, the government’s ability to restrict crucial non-vetted evidence from the defense and even the prosecution, court precedents that weaken the Bill of Rights and how the political pressure on the FBI to catch terrorists often leads to prosecutions of entrapped patsies.
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Petra Bartosiewicz is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her articles have appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine, NY Magazine and the LA Times.