Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blackwater Personnel to be Indicted

Given the amount of time that's passed with little news, you might've forgotten the shooting in Nisour square by Blackwater security personnel that resulted in the deaths of seventeen Iraqis. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the Department of Justice hasn't, and is likely to indict several Blackwater contractors for their roles in the incident. Their jurisdiction is premised on the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act and as such is not a foregone conclusion, though that premise may soon be tested in a court of law.

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