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Lawsuit by DEA Agent Who Shot Himself In The Foot Dismissed By Federal Judge

Posted in Culture Rot, Government and Politics, Guns, Playing the Race Card by TeeJaw on Thursday, January 6, 2011, 9: 30 PM

You may recall the DEA agent who held up his .40 caliber Glock pistol in front of a Florida high school class, declared “I’m the only one in this room professional enough…to carry this Glock 40,” and then proceeded to shoot himself in the foot.  Agent Lee Paige later brought suit against DEA claiming the DEA officials made him a “target of jokes, derision, ridicule, and disparaging comments,” and ruined his career.  He had been  an undercover agent and, somewhat curiously, claimed to have been a successful motivational speaker.  His theory of the case was that he suffered damages because the DEA had released a widely viewed video of the incident, which occurred in 2004.  A federal judge has now dismissed Paige’s suit because Paige failed to produce any evidence on the source of the video.

Here is the video from 2004:

In defense of Mr. Paige, the DEA is not giving its agents very good training if it can’t even teach them to keep their finger off the trigger until ready to shoot, to always treat their gun as if it were loaded (which it was) and to never point it at anything they are not willing to destroy. If Mr. Paige were simply not receptive to training that does not let the DEA off the hook. The people running the show are responsible to know if they have that sort of problem and correct it before this sort of thing happens. The Sheriff of the county I live in takes care of business and I can’t imagine one of his deputies having an event like this. No responsible and well-trianed law enforcement officer would remove a loaded pistol from a holster in a high school classroom just to show it to the kids.


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  1. HP Laserjet Pro CP1525NW said, on Sunday, November 27, 2011, 12: 21 PM at 12:21 PM

    Might be this blogs greatest read on the net..

    • TeeJaw said, on Monday, November 28, 2011, 11: 19 AM at 11:19 AM

      Thanks for the comment, it made me go back and read this again and I found a typo which I corrected. It’s shown in red above.

  2. سیستم همکاری در فروش said, on Monday, December 5, 2011, 3: 55 PM at 3:55 PM

    That is very illuminating post…

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