Skip to comments.Kosovo policeman kills detainee in "blood feud"
Posted on 01/04/2006 9:43:54 AM PST by kronos77
PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A policeman in Kosovo shot and killed a man during his interrogation in an Albanian-style "blood feud" to avenge the murder of his brother.
Police said the officer shot the 38-year-old suspect late on Tuesday as he was being questioned about illegal firearms at the Pec police station in the west of the United Nations-run province. The officer was subsequently arrested.
Local reports alleged the detainee's brother had stabbed to death the police officer's brother at a nightclub six months ago.
The Pristina daily Express quoted the detainee's lawyer as saying he had warned officers in charge that the two families were "locked in a blood feud." Albania has long had a tradition of blood feuds, often stretching over generations.
Such feuds still surface in Albania and in Serbia's disputed province of Kosovo, where ethnic Albanians make up 90 percent of the population.
They are based on the centuries-old Lek Dugagjini Code which states that Albanian families can avenge the killing of a relative by taking the life of either the killer or a member of their family.
We're still waiting for them to be held accountable.
If this K-Albanian officer enjoys the same immunity as those Serbian policemen, then you'll have a case.
You mean the mercenary KLA men who AFTER the Kosovo war and while Serbia was still under a state of emergency infiltrated Serbia and were caught in Serbia. These men also had refused to disarm after the Kosovo war, according to an Albanian who fought with them.
In this case the killing will only further fuel the blood feud as the dead man's family will probably want to go after the policeman, and if they can't get him a member of his immediate or extended family will do.
I'm really surprised you tried peddling this. You're losing it old man, you've been reduced to grasping at straws.
Ah yes, the wonderful Code of Lek.
The gift that keeps on giving.
Serbia isn't a country, it's a tribe.
And the reservation keeps shrinking.
Hope-less, (I suspect that there are many ways of saying your handle), there is no example, justify the murder of a person in police custody. In 2001, you were complaining about the murder of the three ALBANIAN Americans, by citing the lack of due process. HERE, you are using the same card in another direction about where is the guilty party. You may also forget that Serbian Investigators were the ones that brought it to light. Anyway, So, before you were complaining about a lack of due process, here you are justifying the murder of a person in custody, in the police station and DURING INTERROGATION for God's sake. The policemen killed the three KLA members because they were terrorist. Secondly, they knew that if extradited to Kosovo they would be released in the same manner that Ramush, Fatmir and all the others were released by the Hague. The same way Florin Ejupi "escaped" from Camp Bondsteel after being arrested for the murder of women and children in a bus by a very large bomb in Podejevo. They left a clear message not to be caught conducting Terrorist acts. Also, what about the 1500 +/- K-Serbs that have been murdered since 1999......since we are talking about the three Albanian Americans, due process and the fear that if arrested someone can't just claim The code...and shoot your butt under a standard that is centuries old.......almost as good as the PMS excuse.......
Hopper, I've been wondering....you seem to always come up with opposite approaches, conflicting opinions, on a website that obviously is looking at issues basically realistically. You would do much better with Libertyforum.org. I would venture a guess that you actually enjoy turning the screwes no matter what the issue is. You are somewhat like Billy Bob Clinton, commonly referred to by his old school buddies as Scooter....in that you take an approach that has some form of argument just to stir the pot.......you actually like this bantering no matter what you believe. This makes you a prostitute and a very confused individual......Even you Hoplet, could change my mind and gladly if you did research and showed proof instead of insults and sarcasm. However this is the approach that you make.....and looking back at your previous answers or comments you are not consistent with your logic.......very biased.
Bill, your comprehension of written English is on par with your ability to compose it.
Your posts are painful, but not for the reasons you'd hope.
Why do you fail to disclose and release the full transcript or story instead of deleting a few select words? You are resorting to the same shenanigans you boat that the "Pro-Serb" Freeper Lobbyists committ.
You have no credence of credibility to remain on here.
Looks like a no-go from my end, Tom, though I might be up your way in a few weeks .
Once again you avoid the question like the idiot that you are. Instead of getting the message and answering the question you avoid the answers you can't answer with a childish response. Actually, it's in the same manner as the Islamist or speakers of the Satanic Chronical called the Koran. They do the same thing. Also, you have also not read the entire post, as you would see that my name is Tom. However, you probably do that to be a nuisance and change the subject.
So, now ANSWER THE QUESTION, now that you have judged the posting. I don't have the time to make my postings on par with Mark Twain, so, stick with the program and stop your messing around.
you really think that you would be walking out of there unharmed after walking or traveling through their controlling lands? Even a 80y/o American grandmother had her bike stolen from her while she was riding it, in Albania!
:)) opppps, I re-read my previous post, and, I have to agree it was hard to read. lolol...oh well, it was written in haste, but I'm not really concerned that much...... My basic writing style is to write and reproof about twice.....so, you got me on that one. However, you still avoided the basic question which is unforgiveable, and you were misleading.......
so, you fix that.
That thing at the end of the preceding sentence is called a question mark, and it denotes a question. You should try learning how to incorporate them into your writing sometime. I'm not looking for Mark Twain, but 9th grade equivalency would be nice.
Yes, your name is Tom, not Bill. Sorry 'bout that.
It is illegal for an American citizen to join and fight with terrorist organisation. Bitiqi brothers have breached AMERICAN law when they joined KLA terrorist organisation and used snipers to murder Serbian police, military and civilians WHILE illegally in Serbia.
If they were law abiding American citizens, nothing would happen to them. Such people are not protected by Geneva Convention.
Crying crocodile tears for people who are criminals according to U.S. legislation is DU stuff. Jamal Mumia revisited.
In a previous post back in 2001, you had complained about the murder of the three ALBANIAN Americans and the lack of due process. In addition, you had noted that the Serbs had not produced the guilty parties to date. Presently, you bring up the Murder of the three Albanian Americans again but this time you use it to justify the murder of a man in police custody, while undergoing interrogation. So, you are basically changing directions and not addressing the issue at hand. The Murder of a man in police custody is without due process, wouldnt you agree? So, why bring up the three Albanian Americans as an argument to justify the murder of this person because of the CODE?
The policemen killed the three KLA members because they were terrorist. Secondly, they knew that if extradited to Kosovo they would be released in the same manner that Ramush, Fatmir L. and all the others were released by The Hague. Other examples include the escape of Florin Ejupi who "escaped" from Camp Bondsteel after being arrested for the murder of K-Serb women and children riding in a bus coming from NIS. The very large bomb was command detonated as they drove over the bomb in a drainage ditch in Podejevo.
The Serbs that killed the three ALBANIAN Americans left a clear message to Albanians not to be caught conducting Terrorist acts. Also, tell me about the 1500 +/- K-Serbs that have been murdered since 1999 and when are the perps going to be brought to justice. This was a rhetorical question. Question mark not required. So, what are your thoughts or concerns about the Albanian KPS Officer shooting another Albanian while in police custody due to the Code. What kind of message will this be sending to minorities and the general Albanian population concerning their highly professional Police force? How does the three Albanian Americans being murdered fit into this discussion?
I have from an extremely reliable source, that the system they have in place is in fact designed to fail. The U.S. sends CivPol Officers for a years service. Most of these officers go into Monitor positions. They also have been going into active police units for the past several years.
In any police unit it takes a new officer at least a few months to get up to speed. There is however, constant turnover in the units with all the international CivPols. With the constant turnover along with people leaving there is a lack of institutional memory. Its almost impossible to find an International Officer that knows what went on in any unit from one year ago, much less two or three years ago. Files disappear, cases go away, and those not on the take or delivering drugs or taking women to the borders for human trafficking, will tell you the truth.
After all this time, UNMIK has virtually no surveillance equipment to use for investigations, much less an ability to conduct internal investigations. I understand that they barely have phones that work or any computers that even print. I was also told that the whole program is laughable, said with more disgust than with humor. Their form of internal investigations is a failure as Im told. NO, guilty parties in the KPS have been, nor will ever be arrested or fired from their jobs.
There has been Kosovo wide corrupt behaviors by the heads of departments involved in most any method of monetary transactions. For example, Per Diem and travel, gifts, wined and dined by vendors and UCK, phone cards, and the list goes on. Promotions were fixed, and people lied about the events. Very large amounts of money is being spent to upgrade offices but no money is available for necessary police equipment .I could go on but will serve no purpose.
Thuggery is as thuggery does.
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