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Posted on 04/21/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT by Wolfie
US Marshal Shoots Defendant in Federal Court
A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.
Defendant Siale Angilau was hospitalized with at least one chest wound, FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said. The witness wasn't hurt.
Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses.
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The pen is mightier than the sword.....
....but, not a .45......
Indicted in 2008, trial in 2014. Wow.
Was the US Marshal’s shooting “Justified” because his name is Rayland Givens?
Eh. Raylan Givens would have but three or four rounds through him before he cleared the desk and called the shooting "Justified".
Elmore Leonard ping!
Of course it's a brand new courthouse...Bet they only cost 30 million to build.
With the amount of tax payers who will be facing new concocted federal charges, we need lots of new government court houses.
Love that show.
(Lee Ermey voice) “Somebody rushed the wrong witness”
Never bring a pen to a ........................
This dirtball is allegedly a member of the “Tongan Crips”.
For some strange reason the LDS church decided to import a whole slew of converts from Tonga and Samoa to Salt Lake City a few years ago.
That’s not working out too well.
The bad guy pulled a pen and posed a threat to a Federal judge and was shot for doing so, no problem. But if the same thing happened to a black man on one of our major city streets the cop would be charged with either manslaughter or murder.....go figure.
So wonderfully American.
Obviously the Marshal’s service does not get enough range time as the guy lived.
Never pick a fight with an agency that buys bullets by the billion. Unless you have militia on your side.
Appears to have brought a pen to a gunfight
Sniff,...sniff (dabbing at eyes) I just love a happy ending.
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