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Originally posted by rcwj1975
So a car is driving on the roadway WITHOUT a plate. An officer decides to pull that car over and find out who it is and why the vehicle isn't registered. Driver of the car refuses to stop and drives away trying to duck into a parking garage. Cops then get to driver, who I am oh so sure, didn't flaunt his position and ability to piss all over the laws of the US...and got arrested....yeah let me sit back and cry him a river.....sounds like the ONLY people abusing anything were the Chinese by not having a plate on their car then failing to stop when an officer turned on his lights....but yeah this is the cops fault...
Originally posted by rjmelter
Basically what I am seeing is that some of the members here feel that it is OK for the diplomat to run from American Law Enforcement Personnel.
While the diplomat may have immunity, that doesn't mean he can violate laws of the United States. They are still obligated to comply.
Russian activists want the US Ambassador to Russia to account for a hit-and-run incident involving an American diplomat, which happened eleven years ago. 300 youth activists from the Young Russia movement have gathered near the US Embassy in Moscow in support of Aleksandr Kashin, who was hit by a former Consul General in Vladivostok, Douglas Kent, back in 1998.
Activists said that earlier they had left several dozen questions concerning Kashin's destiny on current US Ambassador John Beyrle's blog. However, in response, the diplomat deleted all the questions. Serving in Russia's Far East, Douglas Kent's SUV collided with Aleksandr Kashin's car. According to police and eyewitness reports, the diplomat was drunk.
Kent was not arrested due to his diplomatic immunity and left the country soon afterwards. The car crash left Aleksandr Kashin partially paralyzed and struggling to pay his health bills. Denied compensation by the US department of State, and by Douglas Kent, he filed and won a lawsuit in America, but the ruling was later overturned by a Federal Appeals Court, RussiaToday reports.
ISLAMABAD - A US diplomat, allegedly drunk and ignoring red traffic signal, rammed his Prado jeep (LG-1) into the CDA fire-brigade vehicle near Radio Pakistan Chowk here Sunday, causing Rs 2.5 million loss to CDA.
According to Station House Officer (SHO), Secretariat Police Station, preliminary investigations revealed the diplomat was drunk. Eyewitnesses said the fire-brigade vehicle was coming from Radio Pakistan Chowk towards National Library when the diplomat’s vehicle, breaking the red signal, hit it. They said after the incident, the US diplomat even did not bother to come out from his vehicle and later the US security personnel took him along with them without allowing the police their lawful procedures.
An American diplomat in South Korea who fled to the Philippines, two days before U.S. authorities were to strip him of diplomatic immunity, might have benefited from advance tips, a local daily said Saturday.
Dario Thomas, a 50-year-old official with the Department of Homeland Security, is accused of swindling 220 million won from a local widow, identified only by her last name, Lim.
Thomas left the country on March 3, two days before he would lose his diplomatic immunity.
The police suspect that the American government "tipped" the accused in advance about the U.S. imminent decision on invalidating his diplomatic privilege, which would lead him to subject to the South Korean judicial investigation, Chosun Ilbo said on Saturday.
Originally posted by rcwj1975
Key is our guys still dealt with the local cops...they DIDN'T run from them. Sure they didn't get charged, just like most do not here for actual crimes...but again, when a US Diplomat is being pulled over for something in another country...guess what they do....they STOP! Then they play the diplomatic card.
Originally posted by vox2442
In the first story, he fled the country.
In the second, he stayed in his (iimmobile) vehicle until US security got there - and refused to deal with the local cops.
In the third, he fled the country before the cops could deal with him.