Iraqi Explains How Blackwater Mercs Killed His Son

Mohammed Kinani (YouTube screencap/Manny Otiko)

After the Kinani family’s son was killed in a Blackwater shooting in Iraq, they were offered $10,000 in restitution from the U.S. Embassy. The family finally accepted the money on the condition that half of the amount would go to the relatives of a U.S. soldier killed during the liberation of Iraq. Watch or read the story on Democracy Now! It’s heartbreaking.

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.