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Parking Spot Tussle Leads to CIA Conspiracy Theories
Tue, 12 February, 2013
Mid December of last year, ex CIA Contractor Raymond Davis found himself facing a possible heap of trouble. Reportedly, a tussle in Castle Rock, Colorado, resulting from a confrontation regarding a parking spot in front of a bagel shop landed Davis in the spotlight. He reportedly approached and “smacked” Jeffrey Maes, probably a fellow Einstein Bagel Shop patron because he swiped a parking spot Davis was planning on taking. Davis’s preliminary hearing attracted a plethora of media attention, according to the Denver Post. He found himself “charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and a crime of violence”.
Offering little comfort, Davis is apparently a former CIA contractor and he currently works as a firearms training specialist. Media notoriety may not be a foreign concept to Davis, as he is the gentleman who was also arrested in Pakistan in January of 2012, for reportedly killing two men he claims were attempting to rob him, according to the Post.
In a matter of days, the Post reports that Davis had planned on entering into a plea agreement. Maes doesn’t appear to be very happy about the potential lessening of a lengthy sentence. However, if convicted, Davis could face up to 16 years in prison. After looking over the case, DA George Brauchler, lessened the severity of Davis’s possible sentencing even further (simply to a no-contest to a misdemeanor offence, and a letter issued to Maes stating that Davis was not acting in self-defense – instead of a required “apology” letter) sparked a conspiracy themed notion. Maes’s attorney ventured to suspect whether or not the DA (a former military prosecutor) was in the works with the CIA and “is also the result of improper and illegal pressure by the CIA or another government entity”. Brauchler’s office dismissed this notion promptly.
Conspiracy allegations may not be all that foreign to Davis himself. The Post reports findings that Davis is in actuality a former U.S. Special Forces member who was allegedly “employed” by the “private security” entity Blackwater.
In truth, conspiracy theories of this nature are typically conjecture, speculation or stories made out of whole cloth that keep the internet buzzing. In almost every case the D.A. is looking to reach a fair resolution that includes a plea bargain to lesser charges and/or a stipulated sentence that is less severe than what one would face at trial. A reduction in charges and penalties is par for the course when negotiating a plea bargain.
One could understand how the victim, Maes, has been angered over the situation as he has been left with a hairline fracture in his spine, a herniated disc, and an aggravated lower back injury, all over taking the wrong guy’s parking spot. For Davis, that parking spot must’ve been a really good one.
Illescas, Carlos. “Ex-CIA Contractor Charged with Beating Man May Plead No-Contest Monday”. The Denver Post. 6 Feb, 2013. <http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22526879/cia-contractor-who-beat-man-over-parking-spot>