Military Justice

Senior Airman Gonzalez

What just happened? “States case against Senior Airman Gonzalez failed to go to court.” “Air Force takes the case to court martial and gets Gonzalez sentenced to six years confinement and a bad-conduct discharge” http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/04/27/airman-found-guilty-sex-assault-illinois-court-martial.html

By |2016-04-28T23:07:03+00:00April 28th, 2016|Military Justice|0 Comments

Colonel Christopher Huisman

Col Christopher Huisman Colonel Christopher Huisman has been described as a snake by some of his subordinates and it stands for good reason. "Not long after the inquiry opened, Colonel Christopher Huisman, commander of the squadron to which Turpiano (as well as his accuser and virtually every other witness in the case) belonged, issued a broad no-contact order. The directive contained a list of 38 names, preventing Turpiano from enlisting [...]

By |2016-04-25T22:19:19+00:00April 25th, 2016|Military Investigations, Military Justice|0 Comments

CGIS NE Region guidance

Military law attorney Philip D. Cave shared this with Save Our Heroes… If you have any doubt that military investigators (MCIO) may be neutral check out this recent policy now established within the Coast Guard Investigative Service. "Good Afternoon, Due to a recent change in CGIS NE Region guidance set forth by the Special Agent in Charge, Special Agents assigned to this Region are no longer permitted to meet with defense [...]

By |2016-04-23T12:17:28+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Military Justice|0 Comments

Air Force colonel found not guilty of sexual assault at Osan

Apparent Sexual Assault witch-hunt ends in only one conviction of “conduct unbecoming an officer” for spending time with enlisted personnel. He "knowingly fraternize with enlisted persons, on terms of military equality… such conduct being to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces.” This is ridiculous if the military punished every officer for spending time with enlisted personnel off duty, it wouldn’t have very many officers left.   [...]

By |2016-04-21T11:47:17+00:00April 21st, 2016|Military Justice|0 Comments

Fort Hood Nightmare

From the Inbox, Save Our Heroes was asked to share this tragic story to let others know the nightmare that this military family has endured. “My husband was a MSG at Fort Hood with 19 years 8 months in the Army when he was court martialed. His ex-wife and daughter accused him of molestation 4 years prior. The prosecutor dug until he found any little thing to make my husband look [...]

By |2016-04-21T11:40:09+00:00April 21st, 2016|False Allegations, Military Justice|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

How does General Woodward make the slightest bit of sense?

How does General Woodward make the slightest bit of sense? At a Chief of Staff summit in regards to sexual assault, Major General Margaret Woodward wants all commanders to “start by believing.” Believe there is a problem, and believe victims when they come forward. This doesn’t go contrary to “innocent until proven guilty,” but balances the rights of the accused with the critical act of believing the victims throughout the process” [...]

By |2016-04-18T10:56:32+00:00April 18th, 2016|Military Justice, Quotes|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

Major Steven J. Smart, Air Force JAG sends a message of injustice

“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 [...]

By |2016-04-14T06:52:23+00:00April 14th, 2016|Military Justice|0 Comments