False reports outpace sex assaults in the military - Washington Times
Sounds like soneone's daughters need to learn that false reporting a crime, is a crime, too.
Looks to me that people are getting their panties in a knot for nothing.
fwiw, I don't know how I feel about military on military crime. I tend to think that should be handled strictly within the military and can be done fairly but I haven't made up my mind. I just find the argument that an impartial civilian jury cannot be empanelled to be non persuasive.
Last edited by Gaius46; 11-21-13 at 03:39 PM.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
To the OP, there are definitely too many situations where an allegation is killed by the chain of command, rather than getting a full investigation. That should not be allowed. The only person who should have the authority to dismiss a case is a judge.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Not only yes, but HELL YES!!!
Is all of this liberal social engineering of the military really worth all the troubles it has caused ?
They have been serving continuously since WW ll. But when they started opening up MOS's and ratings to women that were always traditionally been held by men, it's been nothing but one trouble after another.
The social engineering activist NEVER take the time to think what will be the consequences of their experiments ? How many soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen will bleed, die, get raped, etc. in the name of political correctness ?
You can't have the civilian courts getting involved with the military's judicial system. It will become a slippery slope.
So, you want to use a civilian court to cover a criminal case that does not have any jurisdiction in the area where the crime was committed...
Any crime that is committed "in town" is already being prosecuted by the local authorities, for the most part.
When it happens on post (federal property) on ship (federal property) or overseas (federal jurisdiction through SOFA) then it is tried through the UCMJ.
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!