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

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Chee-to, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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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

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Gotta agree with that!
     
  4. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    +2
     
  5. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Yeah but he took it like a man!

    -d
     
  7. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Amen.
     
  9. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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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

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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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

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    That would be ironic justice!
     
  12. theficklefinger

    theficklefinger Eugene New Member

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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

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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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.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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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

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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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

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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