Friday, November 23, 2007

The Israeli "Shield" ?

Dry Bones cartoon: Israeli Cop Story.
The Israeli news item that is on the front pages of our local press is like an episode out of "the Shield" ...the American TV show about cops who go "too far" in fighting the bad guys and who have to keep their deeds hidden from police investigators.

Here's the story as reported by Israel's Haaretz newspaper: "

Five police officers, including a superintendent, have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in planting bombs targeting alleged underworld figure Michael Mor and his cousin.
A gag on the story was lifted yesterday; the arrests were made in recent weeks.
The five officers plus a civilian are suspected of planting the bombs a year ago to avenge a grenade-attack on the home of one of the policemen, and in response to a series of threats the suspects attributed to members of Mor's gang.

"The suspects concluded this was the most effective and correct way, in their view, to act against those criminals," said Shlomo Lamberger, the deputy head of the Police Investigation Department (PID) at the Justice Ministry." - more

I'm curious.

Has this story made it big outside of Israel?

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