Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Code Pink protester: Blackwater official threatened to kill me

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 08:08 PM
Original message
Code Pink protester: Blackwater official threatened to kill me
Code Pink protester: Blackwater official threatened to kill me

By David Edwards
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 -- 7:10 pm


A Code Pink protester claimed a high-ranking Blackwater official threatened his life during a break of a Senate Armed Services hearing focused on the military contractor's actions in Afghanistan.

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reported that the threat was made by Johnny Walker, a program manager with one of Blackwater's subsidiaries. Walker testified at the hearing about the role his company, Paravant, played during its mercenary deployments to the Middle East.

Shortly after the break was announced, Tighe Barry criticized the US military's use of Blackwater to the court and the CNN camera. As Walker brushed past on his way out of the courtroom, Barry claims Walker said "I'm gonna kill you."

"This is how they run their business," Barry said to the camera after Walker left the room. "They are trained murderers. They will threaten you at any moment and they'll be in our communities soon."

more:
http://rawstory.com/2010/02/code-pink-protester-blackwa...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 08:09 PM
Response to Original message
1. And?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 08:11 PM
Response to Original message
2. Should have filed a complaint for death threats. They are illegal you know.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 09:16 PM
Response to Original message
3. kick
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 09:31 PM
Response to Original message
4. k and r
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 09:31 PM
Response to Original message
5. Is the threat on tape?
eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 10:24 PM
Response to Original message
6. Did Barry expect a kiss from the guy? If he said what he claims he said, Barry should have
filed a complaint. Otherwise it sounds like more hot air.

P.S. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he did say it.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 10:25 PM
Response to Original message
7. Red or Black Label?
I mean, his name IS Johnny Walker. If that IS his real name.

Come on, what do you expect? These are not nice people.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 11:59 PM
Response to Original message
8. 1. no one here knows if he registered an offical complaint so anything any one here says is just
Edited on Wed Feb-24-10 11:59 PM by flyarm
conjecture.
2. Any threat against one's life is wrong..illegal?..I don't know, depending on how it is said and in what context...but irregardless.. it is wrong...absolutely wrong.
3. anyone that thinks it is ok because of any reason ..is one sick sob!

that is all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-25-10 12:02 AM
Response to Original message
9. Welcome to the United State Hoods of Fascism!
Yee F'n Haw!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:





:hangover:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Aug 23rd 2014, 09:01 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC