A day after voicing his opposition to plans to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspected terrorists in New York, Gov. David Paterson backtracked from those statements and blamed the press for sensationalizing his remarks. "We don't need to spend a lot of time on this," he said. "The decision is made. That's the president's decision. We're Americans. We will follow the decision and we'll trust the President."

Paterson then claimed that the media had ramped up his disagreement with the Obama administration's policy in hopes of selling papers, stating: "I am not permitted to tell you the threats that we hear about and the threats that we stop all the time. I would just advise people in the media that this is not the time to be playing games."

While politicians and pundits continue to argue over the trials, the city has already started preparing for the high profile cases. According to NY1, though security in Lower Manhattan will be ramped up, many New Yorkers won't even notice that the trials are going on. That's because the suspects will never appear on the streets — instead, they'll get to their hearings through a tunnel that connects the jail to the courthouse. "I don't see it as impacting significantly on businesses or community living in the area," said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. "We have a lot of experience and I have every reason to believe it will go well."