Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the host of Micropolis, WNYC's ongoing examination of race, sexuality and identity. The series has explored such issues as the global skin-lightening market, the problems with ethnic sitcoms and the meaning of turbans.
NYPD Asks for More Money During Terror Trial
Monday, December 28, 2009
The New York Police Department has told the federal government that it will need more money to protect the city during the trial of alleged terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Police commissioner Ray Kelly says the department has sent in a request for federal funding but wouldn't specify how much. He simply said "a lot."
Kelly says during the trial, much of the police force will be busy with its regular duties.
"That means that anything we do has to be done based on overtime because everyone else, under our planning premise, is fully engaged. So we've made that clear to the federal government," Kelly says.
Mohammed and others accused of plotting the 9-11 attacks are set to be tried at a federal court in downtown Manhattan.