OpinionMeister

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Elian

I was surprised to read on NewsMax.com that there is litigation going on concerning the Elian Gonzales affair. Link.
A federal judge has set a Monday trial date for the claims of a dozen people who said they were wrongly assaulted by federal officers during the raid that removed Elian Gonzalez from his family's home.

The plaintiffs say they were innocent bystanders who were gassed and beaten outside the home during the early morning raid on April 22, 2000.
The government action in this raid was so over the top that this suit is certainly deserved. I only am sorry that it did not come to trial while the Attorney General who ordered the military-style invasion of the Gonzales relatives' home and the President who approved it were still in power. At least they did not burn the house down and kill nearly everybody in it, as that Attorney General's previous military raid managed to accomplish.

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