Stop the U.S. from renewing Lethal Shooting Contracts
07:56 4/29/2008, AI Action Center
On September 16, 2007, private contractors working for the U.S.-based company Blackwater Worldwide shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians in the streets near Nisour Square, Baghdad. When the State Department investigated Blackwater, it gave contractors protection from prosecution in exchange for providing information about the occurrence. Call for a suspension of the contract until it is clear that proper vetting mechanisms are in place to prevent further abuses.