It’s called ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ and it allows top foreign diplomats who may also be perverts, rapists, or common criminals to commit virtually any kind of crime and avoid prosecution. Yet another reason for kicking the United Nations out of New York City.
NY Post(h/t Ashley D) A 49-year-old diplomat from Sudan was arrested for grinding against a woman on a Manhattan subway Monday — but the charges were quickly dropped because he has diplomatic immunity, police sources said. The incident happened on a northbound No. 4 subway as it was leaving Grand Central Station at about 2 p.m., sources said.
Mohammad Abdalla Ali allegedly approached a 38-year-old woman from behind and rubbed his genitals against her. He was charged with sex abuse and forcible touching. Taken to the Midtown South police stationhouse, he provided identification papers proving he’s a diplomat, then was released, sources said. There will be no prosecution, sources said.
A few years ago, Qatari diplomat Mohammed al-Madadi (photo below) caused a scare onboard a flight from Washington, D.C., to Denver on Friday by smoking in the bathroom. When confronted by U.S. marshals, he reportedly made a crack about lighting a bomb in his shoes and said he had diplomatic immunity. How far does diplomatic immunity go?
It depends on your rank. Top diplomatic officers have full immunity, as do their deputies and families. That means ambassadors can commit just about any crime—from jaywalking to murder—and still be immune from prosecution. They can’t be arrested or forced to testify in court.