12-Year-Old Daughter Of Foreign Diplomat (Read: Middle East Nation) Stabs Boy At International School In D.C. But Metro Police Refuse To Arrest Her
The above story is my version of title by Pat Collins and Matthew Stabley at NBC DC.
Why do we even have a police force in D.C.? To protect foreign diplomats and their families? No! It’s not in the Constitution.
This p.o.s. committed an aggravated felony–possibly a terrorist act! Is she “above the law”? NO ONE’S ABOVE THE LAW! OR ARE THEY?
From Joshua Keating at Foreign Policy Online on February 15, 2011:
Most likely, yes. The rules concerning diplomatic immunity are set forth in the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which has been agreed upon by 187 countries — including the United States and Pakistan. The treaty states clearly that diplomatic agents including “the members of the diplomatic staff, and of the administrative and technical staff and of the service staff of the mission” enjoy “immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State.” They also enjoy immunity from civil proceedings unless the case involves property or business interests unrelated to their diplomatic duties.
So, she’ll be deported or will leave of her own volition. That’s “justice in America”, folks!
My thanks to drudgereport.com for posting this story.