Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Blackwater Guards in Baghdad Shooting

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians on a crowded Baghdad street in 2007.

    U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina said Justice Department prosecutors improperly built their case on sworn statements that had been given under a promise of immunity. Urbina said the government's explanations were "contradictory, unbelievable and lacking in credibility."

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  2. Paul3144

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    It sounds like the prosecutors were engaging in misconduct. I hope this is a just result.
     

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