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Posted: 6/19/2002 11:00:12 AM EDT
[url]http://www.sunspot.net/news/custom/guns/bal-md.fbi19jun19.story?coll=bal%2Dcrime%2Dheadlines[/url]
FBI shooting revives legal issue 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff left question of immunity for agents unresolved As prosecutors in Anne Arundel County prepare to ask a grand jury whether an FBI agent who mistakenly shot an unarmed man should be indicted, they face a confusing legal roadmap stemming from one of the most divisive events in recent FBI history - the deadly standoff at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. A federal appeals court rejected claims that Special Agent Lon T. Horiuchi was immune from state prosecution because he was acting in his official capacity when he killed Vicki Weaver. But the ruling was rendered moot after a new Idaho prosecutor decided last year to throw out the case. "For all the Sturm und Drang, which took place over almost a decade, very little came of it," former U.S. Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman said yesterday. Waxman argued against Horiuchi standing trial, and he maintains that resolving the issue for future cases is critical. [red]"Subjecting federal officers to state criminal sanctions for acts that carry out their federally appointed duties would make it impossible for the federal government to function,"[/red] Waxman told law students at the University of Kansas this year.
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Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:05:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2002 12:45:37 PM EDT by poikilotrm]
Umm so let me see if my logical skills are intact. Requiring LAW ENFORCEMENT officials to follow, obey, and be subject to punishment under the law for violations would render them unable to perform their duties. If they are law enforcement, and therefore sworn to uphold and defend the law, then why would they fear prosecution? Are their duties then inherently illegal? Could it be that the Feds are just another criminal enterprise? Maybe I am missing something. Any of you FBI f--khead trolls reading this care to comment?
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:07:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2002 11:08:37 AM EDT by Spearweasel]
[bold]Ira H. Raphaelson, a former U.S. attorney in Chicago and one of the lawyers who represented the attorneys general, said yesterday that federal criminal and civil justice systems are the proper place to review the actions of a federal agent. "[red]You can't have 50 states determining what is the standard of conduct for federal agents,[/red]" Raphaelson said.[/bold] It's not as though the Feds can really be trusted in this case, can they?
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:10:27 AM EDT
Cop basher.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:25:40 AM EDT
A Maryland jury should have no trouble reading the FBI use of deadly force policy and deciding whether or not SA Christopher Braga was following that policy when he shot Joseph Schultz in the face. If it was a good shoot, then the policy needs to be changed. If it was a bad shoot, Braga needs to lose his job and go to prison, just like you or I would if we violated the use of deadly force provisions of our state of residence.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:27:27 AM EDT
[b][size=5]F[/size=5][/b]amous [b][size=5]B[/size=5][/b]ut [b][size=5]I[/size=5][/b]ncompetent
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