Time-Tested: If the FBI Shoots You, It's Always Justified, Says FBI

Time-Tested: If the FBI Shoots You, It's Always Justified, Says FBI

Abby Zimet

Despite questions that continue to swirl around the FBI's fatal shooting of an apparently unarmed Ibragim Todashev, possible cohort of the Boston bombing suspects, all FBI shootings since 1993 - including 70 "subjects" killed and 80 wounded - were found to be entirely justified according to internal reviews done by the FBI itself, which is faultless and has no conflict of interest and should know, right? The bureau's findings that they never, ever mess up, released by the New York Times through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, was deemed suspicious by some low-life skeptics, but not us, nope.

"The F.B.I. takes very seriously any shooting incidents involving our agents, and as such we have an effective, time-tested process for addressing them internally.”  - a bureau spokesman.


Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: