Making the Arrest Before the Crime

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The FBI says it thwarted a terrorist attack on New York, but some critics argue that the plot was all talk. They ask: where's the crime. It's part of an ongoing debate over pre-emptive arrests.


Eric Lipton, metro reporter, The New York Times; winner of a 1992 Pulitzer Prize.

Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University

John Zwerling, defense attorney

John Miller, assistant director, Office of Public Affairs, FBI



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