Thursday, December 08, 2005

Air Marshalls On Leave for Doing Jobs

Apparently the Air Marshalls who shot a man who was reaching for a bag that he claimed had a bomb in it are on leave pending an investigation. I hope and am fairly certain that they will not be reprimanded, but why do they need to go on leave? They followed the code.

Imagine if this had been a minority or even Arab person. Voices calling foul would be ringing much louder.

3 Comments:

Blogger Purn said...

I understand what you're saying Steve. However, it's just the same as when a cop discharges his weapon. They impound the gun used, put the cop on a desk job or admin leave with pay, and investigate. The investigators have to make sure they followed procedure and that excessive force was not used. It makes sense and I'm glad that they are investigating. The Air Marshals will be proven in this investigation.

Good point about the race of the man. Jesse Jackson and the rest of the crazies would be down there if he was not white.

12/09/2005 9:42 AM  
Blogger Nathan said...

Yeah, what Purn said. It is just standard procedure. I am sure the same would be done with you if you killed someone while consulting them.

12/09/2005 10:51 AM  
Blogger Purn said...

I killed a guy three days ago doing political stuff. Samething happened.

What about you Nathan? You killed anybody doing teaching recruiting?

12/09/2005 12:13 PM  

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