Jose Padilla met with his lawyers for the first time since being locked up without charges in June 2002. His lawyers, Andrew Patel and Donna Newman, met for about three hours at the Navy brig in Charleston with Mr. Padilla, who is accused of plotting with Al Qaeda to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb." Mr. Patel said they mainly gave Mr. Padilla news of his family and did not discuss his case because the government was closely monitoring the meeting.

Does this sound like America?

  2004-03-04 15:50 Z