FBI agent runs over scientist for photgraphing his SUV?
This is really scary stuff. I saw it by virtue of subscribign to Declan McCullagh's Politech list. I couldn't agree more with Declan's comment:
Anyone want to bet that if a civilian had been driving an SUV that struck a pedestrian in Georgetown and then took off, the driver would have been arrested and charged with a hit and run crime? But federal police apparently live by different rules, or, put another way, are above the law. Or take a case a few days ago when police screwed up and raided the wrong apartment in a no-knock-flash-bang-grenade drug raid, causing its lawful occupant to die of a heart attack. If a civilian had committed a similar mistake, wouldn't you expect to see a manslaughter or some type of murder charge filed? Again, different rules.
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