“Judge Rejects Jailing Of Material Witnesses
Ruling Imperils Tool in Sept. 11 Probe

Yup… this is non-biased reporting.
God forbid we release a man from jail who hsn’t been convicted of a crime and is not expected to testify.
The idea that we have the right to incarcerate people because they might be valuable to a criminal trial is just sick. By this same interpretation of the law, if you happened to be taking a plane on September 11, the US government have every right to lock you up for 8 months without trial.
Yeah, the kid most likely lied. He very probably knew all about the attacks. Does he deserve to go free? Unless you are going to take him to court and prosecute him, yes. Otherwise it is no different than if I locked up someone I hated in my basement.