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Officer Accused Of Defacing Cars Faces Discharge
cbs4senver.com ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | AP

Posted on 12/16/2005 4:31:03 PM PST by Ninian Dryhope

The Air Force Reserve plans to discharge a lieutenant colonel accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage by defacing cars with pro-Bush bumper stickers, officials said Friday.

Lt. Col. Alexis Fecteau, a pilot with 500 combat hours in the first Persian Gulf war and the Balkans, is charged with felony criminal mischief. He is accused of using paint stripper to write "F--- Bush" in 18-inch-high letters on cars at Denver International Airport with bumper stickers supporting President Bush and conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

Jim Miller, a spokesman for the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., said the command plans to begin the process of giving Fecteau an administrative discharge. He said Fecteau does not face any military punishment.

Neither Fecteau nor his lawyer, Patrick Mulligan, immediately returned calls. Mulligan has said Fecteau would plead innocent.

Larry Whittemore of Pueblo, who said his Ford Expedition suffered nearly $2,500 damage in the spree, welcomed the news that Fecteau faces discharge.

"I don't think he is fit to be in the Air Force," Whittemore said. "This guy's charter is to protect and defend the Constitution and the people of the United States."

Fecteau is charged with 13 counts of criminal mischief, five of them felonies because the damage to five vehicles was estimated at more than $500 each.

Police said the vehicles were damaged between January and July 2005 and that a "bait car" rigged with a video camera recorded Fecteau damaging a vehicle at the airport.

A spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney said the Air Force had asked to take jurisdiction in the case but prosecutors refused.

"Our reply was 'no,"' spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said. "If there were Air Force repercussions that would be fine; it didn't affect our filing."

Lt. Matthew Fuller, another spokesman at Robins, denied the Air Force wanted to take over the case. Kimbrough said Capt. Steven Loertscher, a lawyer at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, contacted the DA's office and asked to take over the case. Loertscher did not return a call seeking comment.

An arrest warrant alleges that Fecteau admitted to investigators he had vandalized cars beginning around the time of the 2004 election.

Much of the damage was minor, involving painting over bumper stickers.

After the charges became public, Fecteau was removed as director of operations for reserve forces at the National Security Space Institute at Peterson.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: alexis; dumba; fecteau; fecteauretard; hater; lefty; ratcrime; sick
Kick him to the curb.
1 posted on 12/16/2005 4:31:04 PM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: Ninian Dryhope

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.


2 posted on 12/16/2005 4:34:14 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Ninian Dryhope

wonder if he moonlighted for the dims in Milwaukee slashing tires and such,too...?


3 posted on 12/16/2005 4:35:31 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: Ninian Dryhope

after reading the first sentence I thought he was putting pro-bush stickers ON the car's!! Silly me ... just thought since he was military ... oh well, all our military can't think logically. Might be wise to take a military poll and everyone who 'hates Bush' should be taken out ... I'd feel safer!! ;-)

With this clown gone, perhaps there are only 2 or 3 more anyway!! ;-)


4 posted on 12/16/2005 4:35:32 PM PST by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: Ninian Dryhope

"Kick him to the curb."

Take him up to 40,000 feet and kick him out of the plane.


5 posted on 12/16/2005 4:35:41 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Ninian Dryhope
Some officer. Some gentleman. I wonder if any Dimlycrap will be smart enough to be ashamed of this.

"bait car"

I wonder if it took a master baiter to hook this sucker.

6 posted on 12/16/2005 4:42:18 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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So let's say that I go to work and write, F-my boss" all over everyone's desk? Am I getting fired?

Hello, Commander in Chief?????


7 posted on 12/16/2005 4:43:05 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: Ninian Dryhope

This pinko pig has besmirched MY Air Force! (1989-1995, 157th Air Refeuling Group)


8 posted on 12/16/2005 4:54:01 PM PST by TimeLord (A whale fetus is a whale; a human fetus is a blob.)
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To: Ninian Dryhope
Stories read better with pictures.
 
Moron Air Force Lt Col Filmed Vandalizing Cars w/ Pro-Bush Bumper Stickers  

9 posted on 12/16/2005 5:00:53 PM PST by wolficatZ (Jonathan Quayle Higgins III - "Zeus...Apollo...Patrol!"....)
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To: CheyennePress

1. As far as I am concerned, that's an Article 88 offense. No doubt it would have been prosecuted as such under UCMJ when Clinton was in office.
2. A lot of new age liberalism has infected the officer corps. I have noticed it since the late 1970's when I was in Air Force ROTC. See Gerald Atkinson's website, which I will find later, or google "The New Totalitarians". It really increased during the Clinton administration, and especially at Annapolis. I don't know about Colorado Springs, but was likely bad at West Point and the Army(especially when the useless Claudia Kennedy got general's rank).


10 posted on 12/16/2005 5:03:36 PM PST by Fred Hayek (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: TimeLord
Hey! It's my Air Force too. I worked for every president from Eisenhower to Carter (Blushes). I cannot imagine this behavior. Throw the bum out on his keister.
11 posted on 12/16/2005 5:06:07 PM PST by Fielding ("Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark" Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr")
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To: Fred Hayek

I thought about this as well but then I heard that he was a Reservist. Now hold on to your hats, but a reservist is only bound (and hence chargeable under) the UCMJ while actively drilling or on active duty orders. If this POS wasn't activated or on orders and he did this on a non-drill weekend, he can't be charged, hence the administrative separation/discharge and no charges.

< cue music >

The more you know. . .


12 posted on 12/16/2005 5:15:43 PM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: Ninian Dryhope

-snip- A spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney said the Air Force had asked to take jurisdiction in the case but prosecutors refused.-snip-

I'm sure the intention of the Air Force was not to cover this up and bury it deep to protect one of their own. Nooo, they wouldn't do that, would they?


13 posted on 12/16/2005 5:30:11 PM PST by 43north (Liberals are obsessed by the vulgarity of their lives & the obscenity of their behavior.)
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To: wolficatZ
Better
14 posted on 12/16/2005 5:31:40 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Ninian Dryhope

I always hated “Lost in Space Command,” now I know why. I could never get excited about a satellite over airplanes. Being a grounded aviator stationed at Peterson AFB I always gave the Space Operations guys a hard time for wearing a flight suit and leather flying jacket. I would always ask them if their computer caught on fire did they jump on it and smoother the flames. Really used to get them spooled up through the ceiling tiles. Looks like another of their brethren is doing them proud with this type of behavior, it’s been my experience enlisted get to face a Courts-Martial and the Officer’s get to retire or separate. I guess I’ll have to see how things turn out with this “Sir.”


15 posted on 12/16/2005 5:33:21 PM PST by KC-10A BOOMER (TO CLOSE FOR MISSILES SWITCHING TO GUNS!)
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To: Ninian Dryhope

He is a real zero, should be in mental institution.


16 posted on 12/16/2005 6:12:45 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Fielding
Mine too. I got all of them from Nixon to Clinton. I do not display my retirement certificate because it has BJ's (hopefully Autographed) signature on it. I think simply trashcanning him would be fine. After we fire him with real fire.
17 posted on 12/16/2005 6:33:44 PM PST by Old Student (WRM, MSgt, USAF(Ret.))
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To: dpa5923
"If this POS wasn't activated or on orders and he did this on a non-drill weekend, he can't be charged, hence the administrative separation/discharge and no charges."

From the article:
"After the charges became public, Fecteau was removed as director of operations for reserve forces at the National Security Space Institute at Peterson."

This guy was the director of operations for reserve forces at the National Security Space Institute at Peterson when he was vandalizing cars of those with whom he disagreed. This was no part time warrior, he was working full time for the Air Force, doing important work.
18 posted on 12/16/2005 6:36:11 PM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: Ninian Dryhope

"...causing thousands of dollars in damage by defacing cars with pro-Bush bumper stickers..."

Was he defacing cars by putting pro-Bush bumper stickers on them, or defacing cars that had pro-Bush bumper stickers on them?...:)


19 posted on 12/16/2005 6:40:15 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: rlmorel
As I recall from when this story first broke, he used black spray paint to paint over the Pro-Bush bumper stickers and then used a stencil and either paint or paint stripper to put the f*ck Bush on the offending car or truck.
20 posted on 12/16/2005 6:46:26 PM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: Ninian Dryhope

Say Lt Col, I have a Bush sticker on my truck:-) Please come and screw around with IT.

Locked and Loaded, please hurry


21 posted on 12/16/2005 6:57:22 PM PST by geo40xyz
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To: Ninian Dryhope

I know...I apologize, I was just being silly. Reading the way a "professional" worded that made me write that post....


22 posted on 12/16/2005 7:07:31 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Ninian Dryhope
Capt. Steven Loertscher, a lawyer at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, contacted the DA's office and asked to take over the case.

WTF? Screw you AirLawyer - it happened on public property while he was 'off the clock'. Turn him over to the car owners and let each of them crank-off a finger or two - THAT'S a punishment he'll remember for the rest of his life.

23 posted on 12/16/2005 8:52:14 PM PST by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: Ninian Dryhope

Actually, the position can be a civilian position filled by a reservist, actually common at reserve command posts. I don't know all the details, but it seems likely that he would have been charged if he was activated. But it is possible that the command has chosen not to charge him. Why? I can only speculate.


24 posted on 12/16/2005 8:54:58 PM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: wolficatZ

he's got French pussy blood in his system....


25 posted on 12/16/2005 9:50:33 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: dpa5923

"Actually, the position can be a civilian position filled by a reservist"

Maybe in theory, but that was not case here.


26 posted on 12/17/2005 3:59:54 AM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: dpa5923

"Fecteau's lawyer, Patrick Mulligan, disclosed that his client had undergone an Article 15, a military procedure used to punish service members for minor offenses that cannot result in jail time."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1542254/posts


27 posted on 12/17/2005 4:16:13 AM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: Ninian Dryhope

You are correct that he must have been activated. I don't know why thye wouldn't/didn't proceed with a court martial.


28 posted on 12/17/2005 8:14:31 AM PST by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: dpa5923

He was on continual active duty service. It was a requirement of his position at the NSSI (formerly Space Operations School).


29 posted on 12/29/2005 9:24:04 PM PST by AFPilot
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To: Ninian Dryhope
"Patrick Mulligan, disclosed that his client had undergone an Article 15, a military procedure used to punish service members for minor offenses that cannot result in jail time."

Doesn't that usually require him to be stripped down to an E-1 and make him scrub floors and toilets before they kick him out with no rank at all?

30 posted on 12/29/2005 9:34:13 PM PST by BobS
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To: Darkshear; hellinahandcart

Also consider this one,sniff.


31 posted on 12/29/2005 9:39:36 PM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: Ninian Dryhope

Tattoo Bush ads on him from head to toe.


32 posted on 12/29/2005 9:44:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: wolficatZ

A classic French-Canadienne if I ever saw one.


33 posted on 12/30/2005 7:23:39 AM PST by willyboyishere
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