Order in Court

Neo-Nazis go on trial

When the eleven prisoners were being delivered to the U.S. courthouse in Seattle, the security was stricter than at any other time in memory. Parking was prohibited in all areas nearby. More than 30 deputy marshals imported from around the nation stood on duty with shotguns and rifles. In addition to the metal detector that is normally in use at the building's main entrance, a second magnetometer was installed to screen all who entered the courtroom. As one final precaution, officials bolted down the chairs to be occupied by the prisoners and their lawyers. Overkill? Said Chief Deputy Robert Christman of...

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