Defense Attys Support Blackwater Guards In DC Circ. Appeal
By Bryan Koenig (February 9, 2016, 2:55 PM EST) -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on Monday threw its weight behind four former Blackwater guards' efforts to overturn their convictions from a 2007 shooting in Iraq, telling the D.C. Circuit the case is rife with "prosecutorial overreaching and vindictiveness."
NACDL warned that criminal statutes have been pushed past their breaking point in prosecuting Nicholas Slatten, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough for the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad's Nisour Square when Blackwater employees allegedly fired into a crowd of civilians.
"A review of the record in this case raises serious concerns in terms of the...
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