DC Trial Set for Blackwater Guards

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Five former Blackwater security guards pleaded not guilty to charges
arising from an attack in Iraq in which at least 14 civilians were
killed by the guards.

Judge Ricardo Urbina set a trial date of February 1, 2010.

Washington Post story here.

 

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Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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