Thursday, February 3, 2011

Raymond Davis (blackwater diplomat)

Raymond Davis is a U.S. citizen and reportedly a member of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, who killed two Pakistanis in the Pakistan city of Lahore.
After withdrawing cash from a bank cash machine, Davis was driving alone in his white Honda Civic and had stopped at a traffic light near Qurtaba Chowk when two men pulled alongside him on a motorbike. After one of the young men allegedly brandished a pistol at him, Davis opened fire and killed both of them with his own 9mm Glock pistol.

Davis radioed for backup whereupon an Embassy vehicle, a Toyota Prado, rushed to his location. The Prado jumped the median on Jail Road and ran over an innocent motorcyclist, putting him to death, and fled the scene in order to reach Davis.
Davis himself fled the scene but was apprehended by two traffic wardens at Old Anarkali Food Street, where he was handed over to police.

Davis claimed to the police his actions were in self-defence and that he had diplomatic immunity.


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