Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings

A federal judge sentences a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

14.8.2019

A federal judge sentences a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people...

The defense had argued that Slatten and other Blackwater contractors opened fire only after they saw what they mistakenly thought was a potential suicide car bomber moving quickly toward their convoy.

In 2014, a jury convicted Slatten and three other contractors — Paul Alvin Slough, Evan Shawn Liberty and Dustin Laurent Heard— who were part of a four-vehicle convoy that was protecting State Department personnel in the area. An appeals court overturned that conviction, saying Slatten should have been tried separately from the three other men.

“Nick, please accept my apology for what your country has done to you,” he said. “We will fight until hell freezes over to correct this travesty of justice.”

But Judge Lambert, in issuing the life sentence, dismissed much of the family’s claims that Slatten was a scapegoat for international political considerations.

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A federal judge? Really? No court marshal? These 'judges' must go to a tour or two and see contact to understand when there is conflict, anyone who doesn't wear your uniform is a potential target or a suiside bomber bent on killing you. Blackwater I smell another pardon coming Good Good for the judge. In the meantime, watch for a Trump pardon! He likes to tremble justice.

Excellent, but I guess Eric Prince still walking out on the street. Blackwater must still be thriving with big sister BetsyDeVosED funneling contracts. It’s not a swamp, it’s a sewer!!! realDonaldTrump GOP DNC WhiteHouse VP justinhendrix Aaaaand here comes the Trump pardon! Pardon coming in 3..2..1

One pardon....coming up. Thank you!

US investigating possible case of 'friendly fire' after American contractor and Marine killed in IraqThe US military announced Tuesday that a US contractor was killed in Iraq Saturday during an incident that also resulted in the death of a US Marine. The US Govt created war in Iraq, killing millions of innocent Iraqis, also killed thousands of its own service men, the killers are the US President and Govt!! And we’re still there “nation building”🤷‍♂️.....have we all had enough of playing in the Mideast Sandbox 🤷‍♂️

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What? Private military mercenary exceeding authority? I am shocked! Shocked do you hear? Bravo.👏👏👏👏👏👍 Good. Can a US citizen be charged in America with any crime that doesn't happen on US soil? Reminder Fox News is defending war criminals Trump will pardon him My unit was our there during that time. No matter what, he isn't a scapegoat. His family & him painting him as a victim apparently need to visit with the families ripped apart by this trigger happy shits actions!

realDonaldTrump please give him a pardon justinhendrix BetsyDeVosED brother?

Military Probing Whether Friendly Fire Killed U.S. Marine in IraqThe U.S. military is investigating whether friendly fire caused the first combat death in Iraq since U.S. troops returned there in 2014 to battle Islamic State, defense officials said. Know a Vet, Text a Vet...Hey goes a long way!!

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Trump’s next pardon 🙄 Now do Erik Prince for ALL of his war crimes, then and now. rhreid did you see this? About time! No pardons for WarCriminals Well that was fast! Pardon already in the works, most likely how about Eric Prince next? presidential pardon in 3... 2... 1... its fucking war, give me a break

Turn this shit all the way up for the folks in the back!!!🙌

ICE Deported a Man to Iraq Who'd Never Been There, Now He's DeadI will never let this go. Justice for Jimmy Aldaoud. JimmyAldaoud

Now do Eric P. Trump will pardon him by tomorrow. Justice. For once. $20 says trump pardons him. I give Trump one week before he pardons the murderer. And the consequences for the shady company that enabled this to happen? NeckleFreck He'll get a pardon. Couldn’t they make it a RICO? 3..2..1 before realDonaldTrump pardons him.

U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in IraqA U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transf... UN Expert? That’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. U.N. 'experts' are a pack of corrupt, authoritarian thugs, and have no business chiding anyone.

US investigating possible case of 'friendly fire' after American contractor and Marine killed in IraqThe US military announced Tuesday that a US contractor was killed in Iraq Saturday during an incident that also resulted in the death of a US Marine. The US Govt created war in Iraq, killing millions of innocent Iraqis, also killed thousands of its own service men, the killers are the US President and Govt!! And we’re still there “nation building”🤷‍♂️.....have we all had enough of playing in the Mideast Sandbox 🤷‍♂️

Ex-'Deadliest Catch' Star Jake Harris Gets 18 Months Behind BarsEx-'Deadliest Catch' star Jake Harris has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars in the state of Washington. tough break for that kid hope he sorts it out and has a happy peaceful life! Was not a skipper. Deck hand Only 18 months? 🤔

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