Raymond Davis, CIA contractor who killed 2 in Pakistan, charged with felony in parking lot beef

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The phrase "international incident" understates the controversy that erupted in Pakistan this past January after Raymond Davis, subsequently revealed to be a CIA employee, killed two men in what he insisted was self-defense. Now, a story closer to home drags Davis back into the spotlight: He's been charged with felony assault for a fight over a parking spot.

Davis insisted that he was being robbed when he shot the two Pakistani men in the city of Lahore earlier this year. Afterward, the United States sprang into action on his behalf, in a way that suggested he wasn't just any American. Indeed, a third man was run over by a U.S. vehicle hurrying to the scene on Davis's behalf.

Still, his affiliation didn't begin leaking out until early February, when 9News managed to reach Davis's wife in Highlands Ranch. She provided the reporter in question with the name of a CIA spokesperson -- a fact the station duly noted. Shortly thereafter, however, the State Department contacted 9News reps, asking that the link between Davis and the CIA be taken down, because the information potentially endangered his life. The station agreed, but a few weeks later, the Associated Press divulged his employment as a CIA contractor anyhow.

This revelation further complicated an already difficult situation. The U.S., which decreed that Davis was immune from Pakistani prosecution, ultimately made a $2.34 million outlay to the families of the dead men in order to win Davis's release circa mid-March. The traditional Islamic term for such a payment? Blood money.

The episode further soured U.S.-Pakistan relations, which got even worse after American forces successfully led a raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound without bringing that country's authorities into the loop. But Davis faded from the headlines -- at least until Saturday, when he got into a dust-up outside a Highlands Ranch bagel shop.

He reportedly wanted the same parking space as Jeff Maes, fifty -- and Maes says that after he got there first, Davis rolled down his window and started cursing. But that wasn't all. Davis then allegedly got out of his car and punched Maes, in full view of the latter's wife and two daughters, ages six and eight.

In the beginning, Davis was arrested on suspicion of two misdemeanors -- third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Now, however, he's been hit with a felony second-degree assault charge, plus a misdemeanor disorderly conduct count for good measure.

And this time, he can't count on the U.S. government to rescue him. Look below to see a 9News report on the latest developments.

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Guest
Guest

His mug shot shows he was arrested in a CIA T-shirt that said "If you haven't waterboarded, you haven't really lived." 

Swami Brahmaputra
Swami Brahmaputra

TO CIA: Retire him, buy him small ranch somewhere in the mountain faraway from people and make sure he stays there. And stop training such killers and using them for your dirty operations.  

Shad Harris
Shad Harris

I just wonder if he managed to yell "COME AT ME BRO!!" before he hit the other guy, what a tool.

Steve
Steve

Typical White Male - Uses and abuses his power, class, position and friends in high places pulling strings, thinks he is above the law(because he technically is, and he knows it) and most importantly, he has $$$.  Any man(rightfully or wrongfully) that is DUMB enough to get out of his vehicle and assault a man in public in full view of wife and kids over losing a parking spot(even if the other guy is an asshole about it)should not be walking the streets-period. I don't care if he has a purple heart - that level of righteousness is dangerous. Look what a bruiser of a guy he is. One punch can kill a man - and that smug fuck up there is only LUCKY that he didn't crack the guy just right because you KNOW a CIA employee knows self defense and obviously he know full well how to kill-you know that nasty business is pakistan? Maybe the douche bag will keep his fucking personal life out of the papers after this and get a brain and a life. Homeboy needs to stop confusing working as a CIA prat with being a hero.

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

Two grown men acting like little babies fight over a dang parking space. In front of your kids  What arre you some kind of  MORON. GLAD YOU GOT CHARGED.

Scretch
Scretch

Over a parking place? Anyone this out-of-control is not fit to live in society ever.

 avman
avman

Good! Hope this piece of shit has to sit in jail for a few years.

Khan Shahid
Khan Shahid

One of his victim's wife committed suicide in desperation that She will never get a fair trial because of US Super power doing whatever it wants in Pakistan, killing innocent people in the name of terrorism.

Yuthy2533
Yuthy2533

 They do, there's a whole continent called South America, same place that they hid the escaped Nazi's.

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