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In 2001, just six days after the September 11th attacks, the FBI raided a “sleeper cell” in Detroit, finding evidence that led two North African immigrants to be convicted on terrorism charges. The bust was hailed as the first major victory in the newly launched War on Terror. But there was one problem: the “terrorists” were innocent.

The Retro Report, a documentary news organization that re-examines some of the most perplexing news stories of the past, recently took another look at this startling miscarriage of justice. How could our justice system have failed so badly? Could it happen again? Their findings can be seen below:

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.