June 9, 2009

Holding So Far

NEW YORK - JUNE 09:  Metropolitan Correctional Center is seen June 9, 2009 in New York City.   Suspected terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who had been held at Guantanamo Bay since September 2006, has been tranferred to Metropolitan Correctional Center to face criminal charges in New York.  Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff is also being held at the facility.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

The significance of the building, and the image?

It’s the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. And, as of yesterday, it holds Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Gitmo prisoner to be transferred to the United States to stand trail on federal charges.

… And, as of last report, the city continues to go about its business.

(image: Chris Hondros/Getty Images. June 9, 2009. New York City)

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