I wonder if anybody bothered to check to see if his paperwork was legimitate. I have a VERY hard time believing a trained Marine infantry officer could or would panic in a situation as lame as this,and end up damn near killing a innocent person. If he WAS a Marine,I'm betting he was a REMF.
Soon after joining the team, Braga was involved with two other law enforcement officers in the fatal shooting of a murder suspect in Laurel, FBI officials have confirmed. The suspect was not holding a weapon, although investigators said a loaded firearm was nearby. The shooting was ruled justified.
Of course it was ruled to be justfied. These are the King's men we are talking about here,and they have a perfect legal right to kill any of the commoners who cross them. After all,there was sure to be a gun somewhere within 10 miles or so. It's really not fair to expect those who sit at the right hand of royalty to take chances when dealing with common trash.
Perhaps, but I've run across my share of dirtbag Marine officers - even in some ground combat units. Maybe this guy was drummed out after a brief time in the Corps.
Whatever he was, he has abandoned any pretext of being a Marine. If this were a Marine, first off, he wouldn't have put himself in a place where he would be shooting the wrong person, Secondly, he would have owned up to his mistake and resigned his position immediately, and face up to the music - whether it means life in jail, and whatever reparations to the family. This is not a Marine, because he has NO honor. This guy is hiding behind the FBI - if he had any honor and accountability at all, he would resign and get ready to be accountable for his actions.
Huh? I'm not Blottenberger my name is Schultz call me an ambulance.
Please my liscense is in my wallet...
It goes on. but why bother.
The consequences of this action will be very much unintended for all theose who are now making decisions about it.
Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown
Interesting. Lon Horuichi (Ruby Ridge AND Waco) was a West Point graduate and former Army Infantry Officer. He was also a conservative, family values guy whose children were home schooled. I'll bet Braga is a pretty conservative guy too.