A lot of bad feelings arising.

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Diplomatic immunity from any criminal prosecution seems to be a done deal. But, now it seems that it is
alleged that the perp was an employee (not just a spouse) of the gov't. Bring on the civil suit. There is stuff
going on that will be covered up forever.
 

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Wonder why you call us 'Ugly Americans". This is entirely wrong but I doubt the family will get any satisfaction. Many of us are fed up with political privileges' in the USA. Nancy Pelosi just committed inside trading by buying Tesla stock a week before Biden announced the government is going Electric vehicles An not a thing will be done about it. I'm sorry for the family

TSLA shares down 5% since that announcement.

You want in on the "insider" trading? Buy the dip, just like rest of us...
 

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The new Biden administration has said the US government's decision to refuse an extradition request for Harry Dunn's alleged killer was "final".
His mother said the statement "came as no surprise ".
So that looks to be the end of it, but there is still the insurance claim to be settled.
Was there any further explanation, like legally there was no further recourse possible or was it just they chose not to re-visit the decision of extradition?
 
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It was claimed, a couple of days ago, that she was working for US intelligence, hence the reason why she fleed to escape, but why that has taken all this time to come out suggests its a smokescreen.
 
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Nooooo...a smokescreen?!? A misdirect?! A deflection from the issue!?! An escape route without recourse?!?

Why, that would equate to absconding with, and then denying a governmental recourse or monetary activity and then manipulating said situation to suit their advantage in public, legal and private opinion..such an occurrence is beyond comprehension.o_O

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"TSLA shares down 5% since that announcement.

You want in on the "insider" trading? Buy the dip, just like rest of us..."

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Experts abound.
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Nooooo...a smokescreen?!? A misdirect?! A deflection from the issue!?! An escape route without recourse?!?

Why, that would equate to absconding with, and then denying a governmental recourse or monetary activity and then manipulating said situation to suit their advantage in public, legal and private opinion..such an occurrence is beyond comprehension.o_O

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"TSLA shares down 5% since that announcement.

You want in on the "insider" trading? Buy the dip, just like rest of us..."

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I didn't elect anyone to speak for me, aka "us" or anyone else in this bar, be it stocks or politics.
Experts abound.
In this bar I like to talk bikes and technical insight and off hand social issues, If I want input on political/economic issues I go elsewhere.

Cool story dude.
 

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Hope they can get a huge award by suing the shit out of her!

Probably better to sue the US government's foreign service branch. I doubt a monetary settlement will come close to heal the parents grief and the pain they are suffering, my heart goes out to the family. Makes me feel embarrassed to be an American.

The diplomats that come to the US for duty at the UN in New York city regularly claim Diplomatic Immunity for countless "indiscretions" that would be called crimes if committed by ordinary people and dealt with in the courts where the consequences are, potentially, very real.

Good case for "brass justice".

Best.
 
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At the recent G7 meeting in the UK its been reported that Boris has spoken to President Biden is sympathetic over the Harry Dunn case, who was killed almost two years ago, unlike Trump who prefered to sweep it under the carpet.
But I haven't quite got my hopes up yet as Boris has also stated the UK alliance with the USA as indestructible . . . . . ., yea , right! . . .
 

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It still sickens me that this woman got away with it
"Diplomatic immunity" my arse!!
 
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If the boot was on the other foot how would the US react I wonder? There is too great a loophole in ‘diplomatic immunity’ that can allow too many illegal acts to happen. I’m sure it wasn’t meant to be that way. For example, tens of thousands of pounds of parking fines ignored by Arabs in London.
 

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If the boot was on the other foot how would the US react I wonder? There is too great a loophole in ‘diplomatic immunity’ that can allow too many illegal acts to happen. I’m sure it wasn’t meant to be that way. For example, tens of thousands of pounds of parking fines ignored by Arabs in London.
A quick Google will tell you it's not just Arabs
It's a £116million so far ,all claiming diplomatic immunity to parking fines, congestion charging etc
 
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Colour me cynical, but I'd guess this was just a bit of (advisor led) political posturing by Boris in an effort to establish his (hoped for) image on the world stage. Take a pretty small affair in global terms and be seen to be squaring up to the US. Truth is he'll have taken advice, Biden will take advice, then it'll be: 'my people will call your people' which is/was pretty much the status quo...
Great if progress IS actually made as the family deserve better, but HM Govt should have wrapped this up months ago.....
 
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The UK Foreign Secretary has announced that the path is clear for a virtual trail in the case of Harry Dunn.
At last we are beginning to see some judicial progress.
 
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