Skip to comments.Israel closes probe of shooting of US protester
Posted on 02/01/2010 7:38:36 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Israel has decided not to press charges against police involved in firing a tear gas canister that left a US protester severely brain damaged, the justice ministry said on Monday.
Tristan Anderson, a 39-year-old activist from California, was shot in the head in the West Bank town of Nilin on March 13, 2009 during a protest against Israel's controversial separation barrier.
He can only communicate with basic sounds after being in a coma for months and undergoing several brain surgeries at a Tel Aviv hospital, according to Jonathan Pollak, a friend and fellow activist who has visited him recently.
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But he insisted that Anderson, who was standing next to a mosque at the time, had not thrown any rocks and was not involved in the clashes.
I doubt tear gas canisters are accurate enough to intentionally shoot someone in the head at this distance.
How are the cops supposed to keep track of which person is and is not actually engaged in the rioting?
I've always assumed that if I choose to stand next to people throwing rocks at cops I'm likely to get shot myself.
Prayers to Saint Pancake.
Why don't they try it in Cuba, or Sudan? I'm sure they would be handled with kid gloves. Too bad about the serious injury, but he had no right to be involved in the first place. His supporters claim he didn't take part in rock throwing, etc. I would bet that, at the least, he ignored a legal order to disperse.
Canisters are meant to hit the ground and disperse gas. This was clearly and accident. I have sympathy for the man’s injuries but no one forced him to go halfway around the world to support the same terrorist thugs who cheered in the streets as the WTC fell on 9/11.
Hmmm. A California protester appears severely brain damaged.
“Prayers to Saint Pancake.”
Sorry about the bump on the head but if you chose to play in traffic and get run over,now who is to blame for you being in harms way.
“Anderson was shot by a border policeman standing 60-70 metres (yards) away”
That’s an impressive shot with tear gas grenade.
Cudos on his accuracy.
“A California protester appears severely brain damaged.”
Yeah, I demand “before” pictures.
” I have sympathy for the mans injuries”
He’s a terrorist supporter, and the only difference between him and a suicide bomber is this guy is a coward.
Another Evergreen graduate?
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Note to activists: stay home.
Gee, I wonder what would have happened if the guy had simply MINDED HIS OWN FRIGGIN’ BUSINESS????
Rule Two: Don't stand next to folks who are violating Rule One.