Blackwater sues dead
by scoop4troops, Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 12:08:25 PM EDT
My girlfriend just sent me this email about Blackwater. This makes me SICK!!!! Who really run's the USA when corporations can put their workers in danger, deny EVERTYTHING and then sue the very families that actually lost their loved ones for 10 MILLION?! We need to help stop corporations from pushing around the little guy. I donated to support the victim's families @ www.blackwatervictims.com . Still in shock that Blackwater can get away with this!
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:14 PM
Subject: FW: An American Tragedy
FAMILIES OF SLAIN
DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!
RALEIGH, NC - The families of the 4 American security contractors who were burned, beaten, dragged through the streets of Fallujah and their decapitated bodies hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River on March 31, 2004 desperately need your help.
Today, the families of these 4 innocent men are defending against the very company their loved ones served when killed, Blackwater Security Consulting. After losing a series of appeals all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Blackwater has changed its tactics and is now suing the dead men's estates to silence the families and keep this case out of court.
Tragically, the families do not have the financial wherewithal to defend against Blackwater's outrageous suit. Without your help, Blackwater will silence and deprive the families of these 4 brave Americans.
A legal defense fund has been established. We're asking you toplease donate money to assist the families in these dark times.
THEY DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
NOW THEIR ESTATES ARE BEING SUED FOR $10 MILLION!
The 4 men brutally murdered while working for Blackwater were retired military personnel. The men signed on with Blackwater and were dead 2 weeks later. They were killed during their very first mission. Why? Because Blackwater did not provide them with the necessary and promised weapons, vehicles, support and information to be able to successfully perform their jobs.
These men died for their country. All their families wanted were answers as to how they died. Instead of giving answers, Blackwater did the unthinkable: They filed suit against the victims' families for $10 million.
Without your help, Blackwater - with its huge war chest and political connections
at the highest levels- will succeed in avoiding accountability and destroying
4 innocent families. Please don't let this happen.
DON'T LET BLACKWATER GET AWAY WITH THIS TRAVESTY
CONTRIBUTE TO THE BLACKWATER VICTIMS' DEFENSE FUND
Blackwater has spent millions of dollars and hired at least five different law firms to fight the families, rather than meeting and addressing what should be Blackwater's top priority - the safety and well being of the mothers, wives and children left behind. Blackwater has said it will not pay one red cent to assist or console the surviving families, but instead has chosen to sue the families for $10 million. This is an attack on the very core Constitutional right Americans have to seek out the truth, have their day in court and not be muzzled by a deep-pocketed corporation.
OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $1 MILLION IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS
TO HELP THESE FAMLIES GET JUSTICE.
Donations may be made securely online through PayPal at www.blackwatervictims.com. Donations can also be sent to the families' trust account, payable to "C&B ITF Blackwater Victims Defense Fund," c/o Callahan & Blaine, 3 Hutton Centre Drive, Ninth Floor, Santa Ana, California 92707.
All donations will be kept confidential and anonymous.
For more information, please visit www.blackwatervictims.com or contact counsel
for the families, Daniel J. Callahan at (714) 241-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.