I hate to sound like one of those NIMBY types, but when I read about the terrorist who tried to blow up the incoming flight with a suicide bomb, I was not terribly happy to learn that it nearly happened right over Detroit.
While I’m delighted that there are heroes like Jasper Schuringa (more here), what I don’t like is that most of the reports of the incident I’ve read don’t so much as mention him. This one is typical:

DETROIT – A 23-year-old Nigerian man who claimed to have ties to al-Qaida was charged Saturday with trying to destroy a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, as authorities learned his father had warned U.S. officials of concerns about his son.
Some airline passengers traveling Saturday felt the consequences of the frightening attack. They were told that new U.S. regulations prevented them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing.

So if you’re a good little citizen and you see a guy going snap crackle and pop and lighting the wall on fire, don’t get out of your seat!
Does this mean the bureaucrats will charge Schuringa with violating “regulations”?

The Justice Department charged that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO-mahr fah-ROOK ahb-DOOL-moo-TAH-lahb) willfully attempted to destroy or wreck an aircraft; and that he placed a destructive device in the plane.
U.S. District Judge Paul Borman read Abdulmutallab the charges in a conference room at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. where he is being treated for burns.

Hey wait a second! I LIVE in Ann Arbor.
Are they planning to release him on his own recognizance here in Ann Arbor?
I don’t mean to sound like a NIMBY type, but considering that they gave the man a visa and let him board a plane without so much as a second glance even though his father complained about his radicalism to the US Embassy, I don’t think my concerns are unreasonable.

The suspect smiled when he was wheeled into the hospital conference room. He had a bandage on his left thumb and right wrist, and part of the skin on the thumb was burned off.

I’d smile too.
MORE: Again, I know I sound like a NIMBY, but where’s Guantanamo when you need it?
AND MORE: Interview with Jasper Schuringa:

(Via Towelroad)