Friday, January 01, 2010

Prosecutors Gone Wild, Case Dismissed

There is such a thing as prosecutorial over-reach.

A federal judge cited repeated government missteps in dismissing all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a case that inflamed anti-American sentiment abroad.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed the case against the guards accused of the shooting in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.

...Urbina said the prosecutors ignored the advice of senior Justice Department officials and built their case on sworn statements that had been given under a promise of immunity. Urbina said that violated the guards' constitutional rights. He dismissed the government's explanations as "contradictory, unbelievable and lacking in credibility."



TerryN said...

I've been following this, since I care about those of us who risk their lives to try and preserve the last of our freedoms. Glad that they have been exonerated, so far.

Eric Holder has got to be looking under pebbles now to try to pin something on these US heroes. Time will tell.

But what about the one that pleaded guilty?

Dad29 said...

He's in trouble.

God Of Bacon said...

I'm sure they're all choir boys.

Happy New Years.