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“We afforded a man who sought to do us the greatest harm the full due process of the law,” U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan (approaching left) told reporters after Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam was sentenced to 37 years in prison on Wednesday for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in December 1999. A trunk full of explosives was found when his car was searched after a customs agent thought he appeared suspicious after he drove off a ferry onto U.S. soil from Canada. (The Associated Press)

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