Perhaps we should be relieved the feds are trying Khalid Sheikh Mohamed. If left to the locals, we might have a lapse like City Hall's invitation to a Brooklyn imam linked to the first World Trade Center attack.
In 2008 the NYPD set a new record with 531,159 stop-and-frisks. During the first three months of 2009 they were on pace to shatter that record. This was happening even as the news media was focused on the arrest of Professor Gates.