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What If the Military or CIA Had Killed Mike Brown?

• http://fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger

Not so, however, if the killing had come at the hands of the military or the CIA. In that case, the soldier or the CIA agent would be immune from criminal prosecution and civil suit, so long as they claimed that the killing took place as part of a "national-security" operation. Once their lawyers cited those two magical words, every judge in the land, both state and federal, would immediately slam down the gavel and declare "Case dismissed."

Among the best examples of this immunity phenomenon involves the murder of two American men, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, during the Chilean coup in 1973, killings about which, owing to their importance even today, I am writing a series of articles in FFF's monthly journal Future of Freedom beginning in October (Subscribe here).

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