DEA agent who "Glock Shot" himself sues.....

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  1. Chee-to

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    DEA Agent Pushes Privacy Claim in Appeals Court

    <DEA Agent Pushes Privacy Claim in Appeals Court - The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times>

    A federal agent who accidentally shot himself during a videotaped drug education presentation in Florida is pressing forward with his suit against the government, urging a federal appeals court to find the public disclosure of the video marked an invasion of privacy.

    The plaintiff, Lee Paige, wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to overturn a ruling in December that terminated the suit. Paige said in the complaint [.pdf], filed in Washington&#8217;s federal trial court in April 2006, that the disclosure of the video harmed his reputation. The court picked up the appeal earlier this week.

    Paige, a former professional football athlete and undercover narcotics agent, was stationed in the Drug Enforcement Agency&#8217;s Orlando office at the time of the shooting. The incident happened in April 2004 at a community center in front of 50 children and their parents. At the time, Paige, who regularly delivered motivational speeches, was talking about gun safety.

    &#8220;I am the only one in the room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock 4-taa,&#8221; said Paige, who then, almost immediately after, accidentally shot himself in the leg. A person in the room videotaped the presentation and captured the shooting.

    Ya, I Know this vid has been posted many times

    [video=youtube;MeGD7r6s-zU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGD7r6s-zU[/video]
     
  2. Cougfan2

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    The only thing that harmed his reputation was him being in idiot.
     
  3. orygun

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    Gotta agree with that!
     
  4. VW_Factor

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  5. MrNiceGuy

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    A reputation is earned, and he earned his with flying colors.
     
  6. Decker

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    Yeah but he took it like a man!

    -d
     
  7. Riot

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    Couldn't have said it better myself...+4
     
  8. Redcap

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    Amen.
     
  9. Scott

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    He is just trying to retire at our expense and he will most likely win. He problaby already collected thousands throgh work comp and now tax payers will pay for him being a stupid idiot and a danger to himself.

    He deserves to be exposed and show how stupid people are that are supposed to be experts. He learned that in his undercover work.
     
  10. SavageGerbil

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    Unfortunately for him, there was NO reasonable expectation of privacy at the time and place where he shot himself, which means there really isn't any recourse for the video being made public. He'll be lucky if some front row area person doesn't sue him for damage based on the tinnitus they got from being near a .40 being fired indoors.
     
  11. Cougfan2

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    That would be ironic justice!
     
  12. theficklefinger

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    Forget the suit..obviously a 40 cal to the leg didn't bring him down...

    I think I will stick with my .45s.
     
  13. drew

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    You mean someone who actually might have a case as opposed to this idiot?
     
  14. Mark W.

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    what the **** that is the stupidest video I have ever seen. Whats he doing bleeding all over the floor while he trys to act cool? WHAT a total dumbass on 4-5 levels
     
  15. boxer13

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    What is he supposed to do? Fall on the floor and start yelling at the top of his lungs. I think he won't win given what Savagegerbil said and I agree. But damn if he didn't keep his cool after being a dumbass and shooting himself in the leg ala chedda bob.
     
  16. Mark W.

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    Leave and seek medical attention, followed by some retraining with his firearm.
     
  17. spider

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    I like how he shows off the ak47 but everyone else in the room is yelling to have someone else handle it, sucks for him
     
  18. Silver Fox

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    One thing about Europe or just about anywhere else in the world, this idiots case would have been thrown out.

    Only in America.

    SF-
     
  19. gaijinsamurai

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    Dumbasses tend to engage in behavior that results in poor reputation. He only has himself to blame.
     

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