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REPORT: Blackwater Manager Threatened 'He Could Kill' Government's Chief Investigator

The New York Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investig...

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

A Third Way for PMSC Legal Accountability

David Isenberg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
David Isenberg

When it comes to legal accountability for private military and security contractors there are two categories to choose from, and they both have proble...

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Blackwater Appeal -- What Does This Mean for the Accountability of Private Military Firms?

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to dismiss the manslaughter and weapons charges against the four defendants Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Donald Ball and has declined to comment.

Immunity: Disastrous Decisions in 2007 Return to Haunt 2012

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It was the 2007 Nisour Square Blackwater killings, not Wikileaks, that derailed plans for U.S. troops to stay on in Iraq.

Putting the Contract in Private Security Contractors

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Today we look at is another law journal article. It is noteworthy not only for its content and recommendation, but also for its author. The article i...

3 Years After Blackwater Massacre in Iraq, Contractors Still Lack Accountability and Oversight

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

By Melina Milazzo and Daphne Eviatar Law and Security On September 16, 2007, Blackwater Worldwide (now Xe) private security contractors working for ...

Good News for Blackwater Is Bad News for Industry

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

There will be no trial and thus the central issue, whether the Blackwater guards were innocent or guilty of killing unarmed civilians, will never be examined.

Private Military and Security Companies Wanted for Hire by CIA as "Hitmen"?

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amnesty International

Congress needs to pass legislation that will close the legal vacuum in which private military and security companies are operating.

Blackwater Still Working in Iraq, Providing "Armed" Guards to International Republican Institute

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

As Blackwater gets sued again today for an alleged civilian killing in Iraq, new allegations surface about the company's continued presence there--using different corporate names.