Prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Tuesday against two Michigan men who were arrested after buying large numbers of cell phones, saying they couldn’t prove a terrorism link.
The dismissal, in a one-page court document, came the day after Washington County Prosecutor James Schneider said he didn’t have enough evidence to present the felony charges to a grand jury.
I haven’t followed this story very closely, but this is pretty lame considering all the hoopla the arrest of these guys caused.
Keep in mind that these are NOT the guys reported to have targeted the Mackinac Bridge. The prosecution has been very publicly vocal about the terrorism links in that case, and if it, too, ends up being dropped or dismissed it’s going to deflate the whole balloon.
That being said, what I’ve heard about the Texas guys who supposedly were targeting the bridge that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas doesn’t really convince me that they’re terrorists. I hope the prosecutors know a lot more than they’re letting on considering the strong statements they’ve made.