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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:57 AM
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Blackwater Guards Want Utah Trial
Blackwater Guards Want Utah Trial
December 08, 2008
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards indicted in Washington for the 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians plan to surrender to the FBI today in Utah, a person close to the case said, setting up a fight over the trial site.

The case already is shaping up to be a series of contentious legal battles before the guards can even go to trial. By surrendering in Utah, the home state of one of the guards, the men could argue in a far more conservative, pro-gun venue than Washington, some 2,000 miles away.

The person described the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the indictment against the men remains sealed.

The five guards, all military veterans, were indicted for their roles in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead.

The shooting strained U.S. diplomacy and fueled anti-American sentiment abroad. The Iraqi government has urged the U.S. to prosecute the guards and cheered news of the indictments.


Rest of article at: http://www.military.com/news/article/blackwater-guards-...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:59 AM
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1. They should stand trial in the jurisdiction of where the crime was committed.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:04 AM
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2. Trial in Utah they will probably get 1 hour of community service
but at least they were indicted.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:06 AM
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3. the fbi most have spent millions to investigate this shooting
the computer real time simulation must have been a big chuck of change in this investigation. i wonder what the total cost will be at the end of these trials....

"hang up' hang um high"
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:39 AM
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4. Maybe their fascist buddies will fly over the court house in this.

Blackwater Helicopter in Action

Imagine this over your home. Who will they kill next? When will Blackwater privatize torture?
Are you willing to let them. Speak out now. End corporate rights!
:dem:
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:17 AM
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5. A Conservative, pro-gun,...
....racist venue, where killing worshippers of the wrong god isn't a crime, but something to be rewarded!!!!
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:22 AM
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6. I don't know what pro-gun politics has to do with it.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:26 AM by aikoaiko
"Pro-gun" people hate murderers just as much as anyone else. Its not like someone who supports the right to keep and bear arms is going to give someone a pass because they murdered with a gun.

:shrug:

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