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US official Raymond Davis on Lahore murder charges

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A US consular employee has appeared in court charged with the murder of two motorcyclists who were shot dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Raymond Davis told the court he had fired his gun in self-defence.

Another person was run over and killed by a vehicle carrying Mr Davis's colleagues as they came to his aid, police and witnesses have said.
BBC News - US official Raymond Davis on Lahore murder charges

Sounds like a nice pay off for a Pakistani judge is overdue
 
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When this story broke on BBC World,a Pakistani policeman(I think) went on record to state the shot motorcyclists were attempting a carjacking.

It seems carjacking is permissable against foreiners in Pakistan.

Most Pakistani police and judges are as bent as 9 bob notes and taking bribes is the norm there.
 
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Hmm... If the innocent armed men on the motor cycle had succeeded in shooting the American, before he slotted them no doubt the Paki Taliban would be claiming success in executing a CIA crusader daring to pollute Pakistans soil!! :-(
 
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The Pak spinning of this story has already started,
also some background context.
(VT WORLD SCOOP) “DIPLOMAT” HELD IN PAKISTAN FACES MURDER, TERRORISM CHARGES : Veterans Today
The Paks are going to extract a lot of quid for their pro quo on this one, me thinks.

update from the LA Times.
Very good drills Mr Davis!

"Pakistani authorities have said they will leave it up to the courts to decide whether the consulate employee is protected by diplomatic immunity.

According to the statement, the two men killed in the incident had criminal backgrounds and had robbed a Pakistani citizen at gunpoint just minutes before confronting the diplomat. Relatives of the men say the men carried handguns for their personal protection.

"The diplomat had every reason to believe that the armed men meant him bodily harm," the embassy's prepared statement said.
"

Pakistan shooting: U.S. demands release of diplomat in Pakistan shooting - latimes.com
 
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I was wondering if there will be charges against the second driver who almost certainly did kill an entirely innocent man
 
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The Pak spinning of this story has already started,
also some background context.
(VT WORLD SCOOP) “DIPLOMAT” HELD IN PAKISTAN FACES MURDER, TERRORISM CHARGES : Veterans Today
Veterans Today, run by Gordon Duff is one of the most biased unprofessional websites out there.

Gordon claims 100% disability from the VA yet was a regimental operations section clerk in Nam. No Purple Heart. He used to claim (including right here on Arrse where he has an account to be combat disabled)

He basically claims everything is the Mossads fault. He has claimed OBL is Mossad, the Russian airport attack was Mossad, the the Arizona shooter was Mossad, Wikipedia is Mossad, Cheney blew up the pentagon, that Irans Aminejhad is Mossad. The man is as sharp as a sack full of wet mice.
 
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Veterans Today, run by Gordon Duff is one of the most biased unprofessional websites out there.
Appreciate the heads-up re VT. Duff sounds a real tin-foil PoS.

The LA Times suggests those at State are pulling finger for Mr Davis.
The Paks need reminding [yet again] whose side they really are on.
Let's hope this ends as it should.
 
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BBC News - Q&A: Lahore shootings - unanswered questions

Was he acting in self-defence?

However, subsequent investigations by the police, forensic labs and the local and international media suggest that the two men were driving away from Mr Davis when they were shot. In February Lahore's police chief said that Mr Davis was guilty of "cold-blooded murder" - he said that no fingerprints had been uncovered on the triggers of the pistols found on the bodies of the two men. Furthermore he said that tests had shown that the bullets remained in the magazines of their guns, not the chambers, suggesting they weren't about to shoot him. On the face of it, this leaves Mr Davis's claim that they were robbers - with one even apparently cocking a gun at his head - looking very thin. In addition, police say ballistics evidence shows that the pair were shot in the back - which again suggests they were moving away from Mr Davis, rather than about to attack him.
Doesn't look good
 

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