Bussiness Law and Current Events
I decided to choose the article located on page A1 about a United States C.I.A security officer by the name of Raymond Davis who was released from jail in Pakistan for killing two Pakistanis as they attempted to rob him. I found this article interesting because it interesting to know the justice system works in Pakistan and how might a fellow American would be treated if arrested in another country especially being charged with murder. This article happened to be very informative because it shows how a case can be resolved differently than a case in the U.S. although he was going to be tried for murder, he was released after negotiations between American and Pakistani officials were satisfied with a pledge of millions of dollars in “blood money” to the victim’s families. This article also presented some interesting insight into how the U.S. Government reacts to certain situations, being that he is a C.I.A operative and how the U.S. was treating his case with high priority.
One thing I really don’t agree on is the fact that he was about to undergo a trial for murder charges when he was defending himself. If I were in another country like Pakistan and I’m being attacked or robbed like Raymond was, I would do my best to defend myself because the situation could be life threatening. Also bearing in mind the fact that he was a C.I.A. operative, so you don’t really know why you’re being attacked or if you have been compromised during your duties. Considering the fact that there were two assailants made it a more compelling argument in which self-defense would seem appropriate in that situation. In my opinion it seemed unfair to charge him with murder and that the families wanted money considering they agreed to release Raymond Davis after a promise of payment from the U.S.