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There’s more to the Sgt. Bales case, but his lawyer can’t get to the facts –why?
coachisright.com ^ | April 6, , 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

Posted on 04/06/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT by jmaroneps37

The lead attorney for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is accused murdering 17 Afghan civilians last month, has complained that he and his team are “facing an almost complete information blackout from the government.”

Attorney John Henry Browne maintained that a government managed “information blackout” is devastating his investigation into the facts of Sgt. Bales case.

The broad outline of the crime he is accused of holds that the 38 year old Bales slipped into two villages on the night of March 11 and opened fire on innocent civilians wounding six people and killing 17 others including nine children and eight adults.

According to a spokesman for 1st Corps, Sgt Bales command, the investigation is “ongoing.” An E mail sent from Major Chris Ophardt says, “The prosecution will provide the defense with evidence in accordance with the Rules for Courts-Martial and the Military Rules of Evidence. Within these guidelines the prosecution is and has been communicating with the defense.”

But this doesn’t satisfy Attorney Browne. He doesn’t see the case moving along in an acceptable manner at all. He told an interviewer his team in Afghanistan has not been able to speak with injured survivors on orders from the Army’s prosecuting team.

Worse still is the fact that Browne has learned that the prosecutors had spoken to them and they have subsequently been released from Kandahar Hospital Of course they are now not available to be interviewed.

At a recent press conference a frustrated Browne said, “These witnesses are now who knows where … people just disappear into the countryside in Afghanistan. They (prosecutors) actually promised us that if we sent people to Afghanistan … that they would cooperate and make witnesses available for us, and they obviously violated that promise.”

Why is this happening?.....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: sgtbales
Why can't our government EVER act like stand up people?
1 posted on 04/06/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

POTUS is a Fast & Furious guy who secretly dealt the most dangerous kinds of weapons to DRUG DEALERS —he’s very comfortable with breaking the law.

He’d do ANYTHING that helped him.

Set up an attack on a village? Oh sure, he WOULD do that, yes he would.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jmaroneps37
A civilian lawyer in a military trial is a very bad idea.

Didn't any of these people ever watch JAG?

3 posted on 04/06/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

For serious crimes its always a civilian lawyer who specializes in these cases.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You probably know better than I.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 12:21:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Frame?


6 posted on 04/06/2012 12:22:56 PM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Frame?

There’s nothing ‘stand up’ about the utter farcical, moronic, communist muslim other that he’s standing on our heads!


7 posted on 04/06/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I’d bet that the targets weren’t random ,, my guess is that they (including the kids) were supplying intel to snipers/bombers regarding movement in and out of the camp.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

“I’d bet that the targets weren’t random ,, my guess is that they (including the kids) were supplying intel to snipers/bombers regarding movement in and out of the camp.”

You could be right, but I’m not sure that two and three year old girls could provide reliable intel to the snipers and bombers.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m no expert but have seen several general court martials. The accused always had a civilian lawyer. It was always someone who specialized in military law.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 12:35:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I just wonder, who will go to trial first, Major Hasan who murdered 13 innocent Americans in cold blood on November 5, 2009 or SSGT Bales, my money is on Bales. Sad, but Hasan should have already been tried and convicted and put to death.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 12:39:31 PM PDT by Milt3726 (Vote again)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t know anything. I was just trying to make a silly joke. No offense intended.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 12:40:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: jmaroneps37
There is something they are trying to hide.

My bet is the charges will be dropped rather than have that something exposed.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I was in the Navy for 23 years. I like this Sgt Bales. He’s not a bad kid. I agree with him on everything. Unfortunately, the military has rules about NOT being political. They tell The kids in boot camp, here are the rules. It’s not a democracy. Its a shame but a military member is not supposed to demonstrate. Maybe it seems harsh but he’s there to obey the orders of his superiors. I like the kid but I think he will lose his case.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 12:58:09 PM PDT by Chuck N
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To: jmaroneps37

I was in the Navy for 23 years. I like this Sgt Bales. He’s not a bad kid. I agree with him on everything. Unfortunately, the military has rules about NOT being political. They tell The kids in boot camp, here are the rules. It’s not a democracy. Its a shame but a military member is not supposed to demonstrate. Maybe it seems harsh but he’s there to obey the orders of his superiors. I like the kid but I think he will lose his case.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by Chuck N
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To: Milt3726

Hasan is a Muslim who murdered infidels while screaming “Allahu Akbar!!” He’ll die in prison of old age like Khalid Sheikh Muhammad who did exactly the same thing. Besides, Hasan’s court-martial would open up a huge can of worms on his entire chain of command, most of whom are still on active duty. Nothing to see here, folks.

Sgt Bales is an infidel who murdered Muslims. He’s on the fast track to death row. No comparison.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
When they tried to through my late wife out of the Air Force for being a Lesbian, (we were not married yet), I helped her hire a civilian lawyer, and they dropped the case like a hot potato.

A long story, but the charges were based of sworn statements of a discharged nurse, who had a brain tumor.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 2:09:11 PM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: MrNeutron1962

My comment was intended to be a silly joke. No offense intended.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: jmaroneps37
It sounds odd to me that the military's "investigation" is still "ongoing," but that apparently didn't keep them from formally charging Bales.

For that matter, does anyone even have a link to a formal listing of the charges against him?

19 posted on 04/06/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: jmaroneps37

If govt won’t comply with defense’s discovery requests, defense wins. Judges hate it when people act like stone walls during discovery


20 posted on 04/07/2012 4:27:37 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You are right. The civie lawyer should research who is the best criminal JAG, and file a request for same to be assigned to the case, then the two can work together.


21 posted on 04/07/2012 4:28:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: driftdiver

The real reason behind this ... http://exiledonline.com/class-warfare-on-two-fronts-from-afghanistan-to-middle-america-the-untold-story-of-sgt-bales/


22 posted on 04/17/2012 3:56:39 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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