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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Youssef Ayid
In a town which saw 24 unarmed civilians die in a U.S. raid seven years ago, residents expressed disbelief and sadness that the Marine sergeant who told his troops to "shoot first, ask questions later" reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time.
"We are sad to see the criminals escape justice," Ayid said.
"This deal is another crime committed against the victims and their families," said Youssef Ayid, who lost four brothers in the Haditha raid.