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Questioning Sept. 11 Arrests and the Patriot Act

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Questioning Sept. 11 Arrests and the Patriot Act

Questioning Sept. 11 Arrests and the Patriot Act

Questioning Sept. 11 Arrests and the Patriot Act

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of arrests have been made — but many detainees have been found to be either innocent, or charged with crimes unrelated to terrorism. Two cases stand out: the story of Muslim attorney Brandon Mayfield, who was released from prison in Portland, Ore., Friday after evidence pointed to another suspect in the Madrid train bombings; and the case of Army Chaplain James Yee, whose espionage case in Guantanamo was dropped due to lack of evidence. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to legal experts David Cole and John Eastman.