Legal Myths Saga…DNA evidence is infallible. “This is true to a point. DNA comparison, when properly conducted by an honest, trained professional will invariably reach the correct result. But the integrity of the result depends on a variety of factors that are, unfortunately, not nearly so foolproof: the evidence must be gathered and preserved so as to avoid contamination; the testing itself must be conducted so that the two samples being [...]
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." Benjamin Franklin
We have the eagle looking out for you, congrats to our new mascot. Save Our Heroes is devoted to passionately advocating for innocent service members facing false accusations or wrongful convictions. These service members are victims of a corrupt military justice system that prioritizes securing convictions instead of seeking the truth. The brave men and women who have selflessly volunteered to protect our country deserve better.
Save Our Heroes is devoted to passionately advocating for innocent service members facing false accusations or wrongful convictions. These service members are victims of a corrupt military justice system that prioritizes securing convictions instead of seeking the truth. The brave men and women who have selflessly volunteered to protect our country deserve better.
Save Our Heroes Founded November 11, 2015 Save Our Heroes was founded in 2015 by Michael J. Turpiano, Lisa Chloros and Jessica C. Turpiano. The military justice system has become a system of abuse and corruption. Lack of transparency and oversight within the court system permits unethical investigators, lawyers, and commanders to operate with impunity. This has created an environment of fear and reprisal for anyone who would take a stand [...]
Dear Readers, Save Our Heroes (SOH) is proud to present to you our recommended reading list. The authors of these books have passionately captured the corruption within the military "justice" system and how it has affected the lives of those involved. It’s appalling that any citizen of this country would be wrongfully imprisoned and stripped of their rights...and it’s exceptionally shameful when it happens to a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman serving [...]
“Commanders need to say to subordinates, “I have zero tolerance for drug abuse/discrimination/hazing/ sex assault/etc” and back up their words with action. Commanders sending cases to criminal trial reinforces the message.” (Major Steven J. Smart, Air Force JAG) Translation: Regardless of the facts or evidence, criminal cases will almost certainly proceed to trial. Even when a military judge recommends dismissal of the charges, the commander will send the accused to court-martial [...]
Netflix documentary ‘Making a Murderer’ shows that our justice system needs a healthy dose of humility “By presenting these issues in human terms, “Making a Murderer” has done a service by forcing us to look beyond the numbers to remind us that each such case is a real human tragedy that affects real people with real lives. It reminds us that eyewitnesses sometimes make mistakes, that forensic science is not always [...]
A different time, but the same corruption... Such was the case of CDR Ben Strickland, a military man who was punished for helping a victim of sexual assault. CDR Strickland was a highly decorated officer in the U.S. Coast Guard with a promising career ahead of him, however, that all came to an abrupt halt when a young Sailor/victim of sexual assault approached him for help. Despite working in an environment [...]
In November of 2014, Rolling Stone’s published its infamous “A Rape on Campus” article, penned by Sabrina Erdely. The article described a brutal account of a violent gang rape by the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia; the rape was presented as a fraternity initiation for new pledges. This story was written from the point-of-view of the “victim”, Jackie Coakley. At first, moral outrage rocked the country and [...]