Alec Baldwin shot and killed his director of photography on the set of his low-budget movie “Rust” back in 2021.  At first, he escaped Scot-free, and then eventually law enforcement and prosecutors lodged charges against Baldwin and others.  Now, after nearly two years, the last of the charges against Alec Baldwin have been dropped.  It surely looks as though Baldwin got away with murder.

Of course, Baldwin says his finger was never on the trigger…  like the featured photo above.

The AP has the story:

Prosecutors in New Mexico plan to drop an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film “ Rust,” Baldwin’s attorneys said Thursday.

“We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,” Baldwin’s attorneys Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro said in a statement.

Baldwin and the film’s weapons supervisor, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, were both charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting.

Baldwin was pointing a pistol at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal when the gun when off, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

Baldwin has said the gun went off accidentally and that he did not pull the trigger. An FBI forensic report found the weapon could not have fired unless the trigger was pulled.

Prosecutors didn’t immediately comment on the case. It wasn’t immediately clear whether charges could be refiled, nor whether the charge would also be dropped against Gutierrez-Reed.


7 thoughts on “DIFFERENT STANDARDS: Alec Baldwin escapes criminal charges after what looks like negligent homicide”
  1. The first thing a novice at handling firearms is taught when learning firearm safety is ALWAYS treat the firearm as if it is loaded, NEVER point a firearm at a person, animal, or object unless that is the intended target. Alec “waste of oxygen” ball-less Baldwin is a disgusting pile of manure that “passed the buck” to anyone/everyone other than himself when he knew at the time and still probably knows HE is ultimately the one responsible. HE put the whole scenario together, producer-director-financer so HE could “play cowboy”, HE is the reason all were assembled at the movie site and HE is the one who had the weapon in HIS hand when it was fired! I hope this whole set of circumstances haunts HIM until HIS final breath and throughout eternity. HE has acted so nonchalant and arrogant after the fact, HE deserves no less than bankruptcy, misery and disgust forever.
    Just my humble opinion.

  2. Some sources say the gun was defective and broke will being evaluated. If true, this does not get Baldwin off the hook, but may change the charges against him. The armorer is in real deep doodoo. Apparently, she had been shooting live ammo and there was live ammo mixed with the blanks. Why they did not have another person and Baldwin watch the loading of the gun escapes me. Even a moron like Baldwin could see the rounds were different. Whoever brought the live rounds on the set is in trouble too. This was “low budget” film which had a terrible cost.

    1. I cant tell the difference between a live round and a movie prop, they look IDENTICAL, just without a charge. So if you want to lie to everyone and say you can tell the difference go ahead. But its a load of bullshit.

  3. “An FBI forensic report found the weapon could not have fired unless the trigger was pulled.”
    Why drop the charges? Let a jury decide. Sadly now the rest of us will be subjected to this blowhard for decades more.
    Im willing to wager that the other charged person, Gutierrez-Reed will not be as fortunate. The justice system is no longer remotely impartial.

  4. Who ever wrote this is virtue signaling hard. An actor was handed a firearm, actors are not expected to check the ammo in the firearm. Prop ammo looks EXACTLY like live ammo. There should have never been live ammo on set. That is on Alec as a company owner, but not criminally as a shooter. Even if he looked he would not have known if it was loaded with live rounds or prop rounds. This is 100% on the armorer and the company. You all need to grow up and think a little more about things. If you think you can tell the difference then you are a lying pos.

    1. ANYONE familiar with firearms, as All-ass Blowhard should have been as he has/had been in other movies handling firearms, should MAKE SURE firearm is not loaded if “this was a practice of the scene”, as has been claimed! NOW, if as said, it was a practice of the scene, was the scene supposed to have Blowhard’s character aiming at the cinematographer (camera)?? Was the cinematographer supposed to be filming Blowhard’s character “shooting at the camera”??! IF in a “practice scene”, why would firearm need to have ANY bullets in the cylinder, blanks or otherwise?? A. Bloward telling “A” story, not “THE” story! Lies and bull manure!

    2. “ACTORS” who are producers, directors, financiers, should be RESPONSIBLE for EVERYTHING that happens on/around the whole set, PERIOD! especially WHERE FIREARMS ARE INVOLVED!!

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