It took nearly five years, but U.S. officials have finally released Benemar ?Ben? Benatta. Benatta, from Algeria, was in the U.S. in 2001 as part of a training program for foreign air force engineers. In early September, he tried to cross into Canada to seek political asylum. They handed him over to U.S. immigration authorities, and he was in a U.S. detention facility when the Sept. 11 attacks happened. Benatta was grilled about his possible involvement in the plot. The FBI eventually concluded, in November 2001, that he had no terrorist ties. But the government continued to hold him. In 2003, a court ruled the government had violated his rights by keeping him imprisoned. But the government still continued to hold him. Finally, this year, Benatta's lawyer persuaded Canada to let him apply for asylum there, and the U.S. turned him over to the Canadians.
Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Manipulators Are More Likely To Engage in 'Virtuous Victim Signaling,' Says Study
Plus: Protesters sue over alleged mistreatment by arresting officers, a new ruling on robocalls, and more...
Recent data from Minneapolis show an increase in shooting crimes but not other crimes, the same pattern as in Chicago in 2016. The likely reason is a reduction in police street stops, just as in Chicago in 2016.
If you can’t count on schools to perform their core educational responsibilities, why wouldn’t you look elsewhere?
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.