General LaBrutta Wrongful Convictions, Suicides and Murder one man at the center of it all General Robert LaBrutta. “Brig. Gen. Bob LaBrutta is relinquishing command of the 502d Air Base Wing this morning. But should he be really be so proud and honored about his three years at the helm of Joint Base San Antonio? Not if you ask Maj. Michael Turpiano, an officer LaBrutta wrongfully prosecuted for [...]
“Justice is no longer blind: how the effort to eradicate sexual assault in the military unbalanced the military justice system” (Heidi L. Brady)
“Soldiers accused of sexual assault and other sexually-based offenses now face a system which is stacked unfairly against them. Recent reforms to military law and practice have focused entirely on making it easier to convict Soldiers and providing comfort to the alleged victims of sexual assault, rather than ensuring impartial justice prevails. Until new legislation corrects the imbalances recent changes to the UCMJ have created, Soldiers accused of sexual assault and [...]
This is the first part of series of posts that were run on Facebook by Never Leave an Airman behind that captures this tragic tale. https://www.facebook.com/NeverLeaveAirmanBehind Introduction The last airman to face court-martial as a consequence of the so-called Lackland sex scandal was Master Sergeant Michael Silva, whose trial began one year ago today. Unlike every other current or former Military Training Instructor prosecuted since 2012, however, MSgt Silva wasn’t accused of misconduct [...]
Captain Mark Schwartz former Lackland prosecutor turned defense counsel, who previously as a prosecutor used false testimony and withheld evidence in a military case. Capt Schwartz is now serving as a defense counsel at Lackland AFB and we have received reports of him sandbagging his current clients and helping his friends/prosecution get innocent men convicted. This unethical/corrupt lawyer not only needs to be disbarred, but sent to prison.