Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Sami al-Arian acquitted of many charges . . .
jury deadlocked on the rest. al-Arian is the Univ. of South Florida professor accused of involvement with overseas terror groups.
Apparently, the jurors just didn't see the proof they needed.
Prosecutors now have to decide whether to re-try al Arian on the remaingin charges of providing aid to terrorist groups.
Frankly, I hope that they do. The prosecution had to overcome significant obstacles, including the inability to reach key witnesses located overseas, to bring this case. If the jury deadlocked, that means at least a portion of the jury believed the prosecution had made its case as to al Arian supporting terrorists overseas.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has the full story.