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Is There a Cure for Wrongful Convictions?

How many innocent military service members languish in prison for crimes they did not commit? With little to no help from outside organizations the numbers are likely staggering. “The main reasons behind wrongful convictions are ineffective assistance of counsel, false testimony, police and prosecutorial misconduct, misidentification, junk science, false confessions, and evidence suppression (including DNA evidence). According to the National Registry of Exonerations, last year saw a new record, with an [...]

By |2016-05-31T19:23:38+00:00May 31st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

The wolf in sheep’s clothing

The wolf in sheep's clothing Lying is a manipulator’s most potent weapon. Having impaired conscience they don’t feel bad about lying. If there’s a chance to get what they want by lying, they most certainly will. Manipulators usually lie in subtle covert ways. Psychologist George K.Simon says that manipulators often lie by withholding a significant amount of information from you or by distorting the truth. So to detect early on, whether [...]

By |2016-05-31T16:33:56+00:00May 31st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

If you found yourself falsely accused of rape after having drunk sex, could you prove your innocence?

If you found yourself falsely accused of rape after having drunk sex, could you prove your innocence? Because you are up against people like this jury member, CDR K., she stated in the courtroom "You'd have to work hard to make me believe that someone was so drunk that they can’t remember anything about the evening, that they were then also able to give consent... That would have to be proven [...]

By |2016-05-19T17:58:09+00:00May 19th, 2016|Education, Military Justice|0 Comments

ADC should not be trusted unless

“Attorneys of ADC should not be trusted unless they are properly scrutinized and reviewed. It might be possible to find someone who has a strong work ethic who will truly fight for your best interest regardless of what the higher Air Force demands. However, assuming you can trust anyone at ADC and letting your guard down is extremely detrimental to your career. Remember, although it is against their official code of [...]

By |2016-05-04T21:40:57+00:00May 4th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Air Force Inspector General

On the Air Force Inspector General (IG) “The explanation is simple. This mechanism often exists in organizations to give people the feeling they have control, and to make their authority seem legitimate. The appearance of legitimacy is important for the functioning of organizations. They do this as a failsafe against the masses defying them and making even more problems. This concept has been applied for centuries. The system must offer a [...]

By |2016-05-04T21:39:28+00:00May 4th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Interacting with the ADC

“Interacting with the ADC is very often not in the best interest of the airmen who are in conflict with the Air Force. The reasons for this are simple. ADC is well under the influence of the greater Air Force – a clear conflict of interest. They are not paid by their clients and therefore have no financial incentive to do a good job for the airman. Regardless of how poorly [...]

By |2016-05-04T21:38:21+00:00May 4th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

What To Do If Falsely Accused

What To Do If Falsely Accused  "If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime that you did not commit, it can be mind-boggling. We assume that we will not be accused of doing things we did not do, and that the legal system guarantees that we won't be falsely convicted. Unfortunately, false accusations are more common than we would like to think. For example, when DNA testing [...]

By |2016-04-26T17:19:10+00:00April 26th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Burden of Proof

Did you know that a woman’s word alone in the military can mean “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” in regards to sex offenses? Many “He said, she said” cases have resulted in convictions for the accused service member without any other supporting evidence. In some cases, even after the victim is impeached on the stand by a military judge, the accused is still convicted by a military jury. As General Woodward [...]

By |2016-04-20T18:11:00+00:00April 20th, 2016|Education, Military Justice|0 Comments

The Accused the Unacknowledged Victim of the Military’s Robust Prosecution of Sexual Assault

The Accused the Unacknowledged Victim of the Military’s Robust Prosecution of Sexual Assault. This is an excellent read for those in the military, are considering joining or anyone for that matter. Click the link, article starts on page 8, please read this will give you one hell of an education. What happens to someone accused of a crime? “When military authorities act to dispose of cases, it is important to be [...]

By |2016-04-18T10:33:29+00:00April 18th, 2016|Education, False Allegations, Military Justice|0 Comments

550% increase in preferral of court-martial charges as a response to allegations of sexual assault

550% increase in preferral of court-martial charges as a response to allegations of sexual assault.  Department of Defense-wide statistics reveal that instances of preferral of court-martial charges as a response to allegations of sexual assault have risen by over 550% between fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2014. In 2007, charges were preferred in 180 eligible sexual assault cases. In 2014, charges were preferred in 998 eligible cases. (DoD Report on [...]

By |2016-04-18T10:31:37+00:00April 18th, 2016|Education, Military Justice|0 Comments