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Policeman Takes Prosecutor Hostage

By Wyatt Earp | December 18, 2008


I guess the officer saw one plea deal too many?

ALGIERS – An Algerian policeman, angered at his brother’s conviction in a drugs case, briefly took the deputy chief prosecutor hostage at gunpoint in court, state news agency APS reported.

The policeman leapt from the public area of the criminal court in the port town of Bejaia, 250 km (156 miles) east of Algiers, Tuesday, and rushed toward the bench, brandishing a gun and shouting threats.

Other police officers arrived and sought to persuade him to release his hostage. “And that is what happened after they explained the consequences of his actions,” APS said.

The policeman was placed under arrest and risks an “exemplary punishment,” said the chief prosecutor, who plans to charge him with contempt of court, rebellion and aggravated violence, APS added. (H/T - )

The officer is going to be charged with rebellion? Who is the prosecutor in this case, Darth Vader?


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4 Responses to “Policeman Takes Prosecutor Hostage”

  1. Doghouse Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    It’s like hearing the cries of millions of voices - and then they were silenced.

  2. Moe Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

  3. CaptainAmerica Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I’ve often been charged with “Rebellion” but fortunately I’ve always been able to beat the rap mainly by pleading down to insanity or in some cases mockery.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 18th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Doghouse - Bravo!!!

    Moe - Another Bravo!!! Always good to have some Star Wars fans in the audience.

    Captain - With a side order of “shenanigans.”