Spokane Police Abuses: Past to Present

The People of Spokane vs. Law Enforcement Abuse, Impunity, Corruption, and Cover-up

Anything sound familiar here?

Posted by Arroyoribera on October 6, 2007

Recent news revealed that U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) would investigate the actions of one of the major U.S. mercenary corporations, Blackwater USA, in the September 16, 2007, incident at Baghdad’s Nisoor Square in which 11 Iraqi civilians were killed in an allegedly unprovoked attack on them by Blackwater USA personnel.

Two days later the FBI revealed that its personnel in Baghdad to investigate allegations of Blackwater criminal misconduct are protected by… Blackwater personnel.

This blackwater is only going to get deeper and darker.

As it turns out, the September 16 incident had already been investigated, shortly after it occurred. That initial report was written for the U.S. State Department on Bureau of Diplomatic Security letterhead by…

No, not by Diplomatic Security or the FBI. But by a Blackwater employee, Darren Hanner!

(I don’t know about you but reading this made me think about the conflicts caused when Spokane area law enforcement agencies — the Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office — investigate one another and when the investigative teams include members of other agency. If I commit a crime do you think I could get my mom on the team that investigates it? Or maybe my best buddy? No? Why not, huh? If it is good enough for the SPD and the SCSO and Blackwater and the CIA and the FBI and the rest of these good old boys, shouldn’t it be good enough for the rest of us taxpaying slobs?)

Salon.com — Blumenthal — Private Military in Iraq

CNN.com — 10/02/07 — Blackwater.spot.report

U.S. Embassy Baghdad — Bureau of Diplomatic Security — Report on Blackwater written by Blackwater employee

Washingtonpost.com — Blackwater in Iraq

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