Actor Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot a cinematographer on the set of the Western movie “Rust” in 2021, and the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said Thursday.
Baldwin has maintained he was not aware the gun he fired during a rehearsal contained a live round. His attorney called the prosecutors’ decision “a terrible miscarriage of justice.”
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set,” attorney Luke Nikas said.
That’s why he’s being charged with involuntary manslaughter, not murder.
If you see it, it’s for you. Alec Baldwin did something illegal, accidentally discharged a firearm, and a woman died. That is as close to the purest form of involuntary manslaughter there is, but I guess his lawyer’s job is to muddy the issue. Baldwin is ultimately responsible anyway, since he hired the insane creature, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, to be the armourer as he was the executive producer.
If you hire something like that you deserve 100% blame when they go and put a real bullet into a gun. I’ve still never heard anyone explain why there were even bullets on the set in the first place, but when you have these types, anything can happen.
Baldwin and Gutierrez Reed each face two counts of involuntary manslaughter so that a jury can decide which specific count may be more appropriate, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said.
If convicted, “they will only be sentenced to one count,” the prosecutor said.
In either case, a conviction is punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine, prosecutors said.
But one count would involve a firearm enhancement, or added mandatory penalty, because a firearm was involved. In that case, the crime could be punishable by a mandatory five years in jail, prosecutors said.
This is neither here nor there, but I searched for “Alec Baldwin memes” on DuckDuckGo, and was blown away by how shitty the results were.
I don’t ever want to hear cuckservatives say “the left can’t meme,” when they come up with these gems.
Although the left can’t meme, and Alec Baldwin’s Trump impersonation wasn’t funny. Pretending it was is embarrassing, and I say this as someone who has made fun of Orange Retard on numerous occasions.
At least some of the apolitical memes were decent.
The district attorney said she believed “Rust” had a “really fast and loose set,” citing “a lack of safety and safety standards” and “live rounds on set — they were mixed in with regular dummy rounds.”
I’m still trying to wrap my head around there being real bullets on set in the first place. But not just that, live bullets of the right make and model to work with the type of guns they were using. And then they just got “mixed in” with the blanks. How does this –
“Nobody was checking those, or least they weren’t checking them consistently,” Carmack-Altwies said.
“And then they somehow got loaded into a gun, handed off to Alec Baldwin; he didn’t check it, he didn’t do any of the things that he was supposed to do to make sure that he was safe or that anyone around him was safe. And then he pointed the gun at Halyna Hutchins and he pulled the trigger.”
That last part might be the weirdest aspect to this case, and it then prompted one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. The defense team made this crude 3D rendering of the situation where they turned Halyna Hutchins into a Sniper Elite victim and showed her entire skeleton.
Seriously, watch this video on 2x speed and see for yourself. Also, even they admit that he just straight up pulls the gun and fires at her for no reason.
Remember how terrible the memes were? Well the comment section is as good as they were bad.
Alec Baldwin’s story is literally that he pointed a gun at this woman for no reason, pulled the trigger for no reason, and then just assumed she had fainted when she went down for the count. I’m not saying he did it on purpose, but can we really rule that out? People have done crazier things, especially those with substance abuse problems.
In any case, we’ll find out what happened in court.