Blackwater Lawsuit

A human rights group has filed its second lawsuit against Blackwater Worldwide contractors. The action accuses the security firm of killing an Iraqi rug salesman in a September shooting.

The Center for Constitutional Rights accused the North
Carolina-based company of war crimes, assault, wrongful death,
negligent hiring and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The lawsuit involves a September 9 shooting in Baghdad. Lawyers
say Blackwater guards fired without justification into a crowd of

That shooting came a week before a shooting at Nisoor Square,
where 17 Iraqi civilians were killed.

Attorneys and a spokeswoman for Blackwater did not immediately
respond to messages seeking comment.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus