Thursday, September 11, 2008

Two Junior Terrorists In Federal Custody On RNC Charges Denied Bail

Two Texas men, charged with illegally possessing Molotov cocktails ahead of the Republican National Convention, were denied bail Wednesday and remain in federal custody in Minnesota. A federal magistrate judge released 22-year-old David Guy McKay and 23-year-old Bradley Neil Crowder each on $25,000 bond Tuesday, but the decision was instantly appealed and overturned."It's totally unfair what they did. A judge said they could go because he found them as no threat and then government decides to run up a flight of stairs and give another hearing immediately," said McKay's father, Mechel McKay. Jeffrey DeGree, an attorney for McKay, argued Tuesday for his client's release. DeGree says he questions the techniques, including the use of electronic surveillance which investigators used to ultimately arrest and charge his client. McKay and Crowder will remain in federal custody until another trial date has been set.