What do you think of when you hear the nickname "Savage Viking?" How about the name "Extreme?" Let your imagination run wild. Two Blackwater security guards, charged in federal district court in Washington, D.C., for the 2007 shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians, don't want the prosecution to bring up the nicknames "Savage Viking" and "Extreme." Their lawyers filed court papers this week urging the trial judge to exclude evidence of nicknames. The Justice Department hasn't responded to the motion.
Lawyers for Blackwater Guards Challenge Use of Nicknames in Court
The National Law Journal
December 17, 2009