9/11 Terror Trials probed in upcoming event (Updated X2)

9/11 Terror Trials probed in upcoming event (Updated X2)

(Audio) Join the 9/11 Memorial for an evening of discussion

A diverse panel of experts will discuss the pending 9/11 terror trials and Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at 6:30 p.m., April 28, at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.

The event is part of the 9/11, Today and Tomorrow speakers series that is designed to illustrate how the 2001 attacks continue to impact the world in which we live today.

The panel includes noted author Karen Greenberg, who is the executive director of NYU’s Center on Law and Security. Greenberg has studied data on trials of  terror suspects since 9/11.  Joining Greenberg on the panel are Dennis Farrell and New York State Supreme Court Judge Edward McCarty.

Farrell, whose firefighter brother died on 9/11, is a nationally recognized security expert with more than three decades of law enforcement experience. McCarty is a military tribunals aficionado. The judge, who is a retired colonel from the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, presides in Nassau County, where he's a special law professor at Hofstra University.

Update: The New York Times reports that the federal government hasn't ruled out New York City as a location for the 9/11 terror trials. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is the chairman of the memorial and museum, says U.S. Attorney General should make a decision on 9/11 trials, according to the New York Daily News.

The speakers series events are being filmed in HD for THIRTEEN Forum. The programs are available online the following week for streaming or podcasting at http://www.thirteen.org/forum/.

The 9/11 terror trials event will be available for online viewing May 5. Last month, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay debut the series by playing touching 9/11-related audio recordings.  If you missed it, watch it here or at WNET.ORG.

Due to limited space, a RSVP is recommended to guarantee a seat up to 15 minutes before programming begins. Please RSVP online at www.national911memorial.org/events.  A suggested donation of $10 per person will help support ongoing programming.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial