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  • Texas church shooter Devin Kelley court-martialed.. for domestic abuse {ExistingGunLawFailsAgain}

    11/06/2017 10:07:00 AM PST · by drpix · 42 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/5/17 | Kate Feldman
    Devin Kelley, the man accused of killing 26 people in Texas Sunday, was court-martialed in 2012... the Air Force confirmed to the Daily News Sunday night. In 2012, he was court-martialed after being accused of assaulting his spouse and child, spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said. Kelley was confined for 12 months and was reduced to E-1 rank, airman basic, which is the lowest rank possible.
  • Devin Kelley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (UPDATE!!)

    11/05/2017 4:05:49 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 191 replies
    Heavy ^ | 11-05-2017 | Jessica Mcbride
    <p>Devin P. Kelley, who was court martialed from the U.S. Air Force, was identified as the gunman who walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday morning and murdered at least 26 people, wounding many more in the tiny, rural community near San Antonio...</p>
  • Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time

    11/03/2017 8:49:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time November 3, 201711:44 AM ET Merrit Kennedy A military judge sentenced Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, to no prison time at a sentencing hearing Friday in Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • ADMIRAL ZUKUNFT OF THE COAST GUARD REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT TRUMP TRANS POLICY POLITICS

    08/06/2017 12:28:29 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 111 replies
    Sparta Report ^ | Aug. 5, 2017 (6:29am) | nbc
    So at what point is this a court martial offense? The admiral is openly defying the President who is drafting policy with the Pentagon to end transgender individuals in the military. The ban is going to do three things when fully implemented: **It will end the practice of individuals signing up for military service to get their transgender fantasies fulfilled and fully paid for by the federal government. **It will eliminate incredibly costly treatments **It will rollback the creeping politically correct culture infecting the military, the military is not there for social experimentation… it is there to defend the United...
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyers seek to know if jurors voted for Trump

    06/22/2017 9:33:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Potential jurors for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s court-martial in October may be forced to tell lawyers if they voted for President Trump. Comments made by Mr. Trump during his 2016 Republican campaign for the White House have influenced one of the most high-profile, court-martial cases in U.S. Army history. Lawyers for Sgt. Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in June 2009, have a private 41-question survey for a Fort Bragg judge to consider. One of 17 questions objected to by prosecutors involves support for Mr. Trump’s campaign. “The principal issue has to do with ensuring we are...
  • Bergdahl lawyers appeal Trump motion to top military court

    03/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl fulfilled a promise Thursday to appeal to the top military court to toss out their client’s case over disparaging comments made by President Trump on the campaign trail. In a 314-page motion filed Thursday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, defense lawyers said the “unprecedented circumstances” of Trump repeatedly calling Bergdahl a traitor who should be executed constitute apparent unlawful command influence (UCI). “To describe President Trump’s comments about Sgt. Bergdahl as merely ‘troubling,’ ‘made without consideration of their possible impact on the trial of the accused,’ ‘disturbing and disappointing,’...
  • Marine colonel accused of sexual crimes waives right to hearing (6 year old little girl)

    02/01/2017 9:04:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WITN.com ^ | January 31, 2017 | Unattributed
    <p>CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - There will be no Article 32 hearing for the Camp Lejeune Colonel accused of sexually assaulting a child.</p> <p>55 year old Colonel Daniel Wilson of Mason, Washington, reportedly waived his right to the hearing, which is the military version of a civilian grand jury which determines if there is probable cause of a crime involving the accused. That's according to the online website Headquarters Marine Corps.</p>
  • Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    12/03/2016 11:23:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:31 PM EST | Eric Tucker and Darlene Superville
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials on Saturday said Bergdahl had submitted copies of the clemency request seeking leniency. If granted by Obama, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April where he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. …
  • Judge hears testimony about injuries during Bergdahl search

    11/14/2016 10:39:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | AP
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military officer testified Monday that he saw another soldier shot in the head during the 2009 search for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering his comrades when he walked off his post in Afghanistan. The testimony came at a pretrial hearing at which an Army judge also agreed to delay Bergdahl's trial by several months until May 15, 2017. Prosecutors are arguing that the judge should allow evidence of two wounded soldiers' injuries into the case to help them show that Bergdahl's disappearance effectively put other military members in harm's way.
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • Bergdahl court-martial delayed seven months

    05/17/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 5/17/16 | David Wilkes
    The U.S. Army announced Tuesday that accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's court-martial is delayed until Feb. 6, 2017. This seven-month delay comes as the respective legal counsels filed their motions Tuesday morning at Fort Bragg, N.C. His court-martial had been scheduled for Aug. 8. Army Judge Col. Jeffery Nance presided over the 35-minute hearing, discussing dates and specific legal motions with attorneys. Charges against Bergdahl include desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Stars and Stripes reported the delay gives attorneys time to pore through classified documents that may contain evidence.
  • BERGDAHL TO BE COURT-MARTIALED UNDER NEW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

    05/17/2016 8:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2016 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday to delay Bergdahl's trial from August until February to provide time for resolving disputes over the defense team's access to classified documents.
  • Bowe Bergdahl court martial delayed pending appeals court ruling

    02/09/2016 5:04:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Victor Morton
    A dispute over classified information has put on hold the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and cowardice. Col. Jeffrey Nance, the judge in the case, issued a stay in the proceedings while an appeals court rules on what classified information the Bergdahl defense team can receive from the prosecution. The military requested the delay, claiming an "abundance of caution" because some of the information sought hadn't been cleared with federal classification authorities.
  • Bowe Bergdahl to be Court-Martialed

    12/19/2015 8:19:59 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 19, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Commanding General of Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Gen. Robert B. Abrams this week ordered the court-martial of Bowe Bergdahl. He will be tried on the charges of desertion and endangering troop by leaving his post in 2009. His action lead to a massive manhunt in a dangerous area of Afghanistan that resulted in the death of American troops. Bergdahl was held captive for 5 years by the Taliban. General Abrams’ decision contradicts the Article 32, pretrial hearing officer’s recommendation that Bergdahl should not face a general Court-Martial and should not serve jail time or a punitive discharge. General Abrams is...
  • Bowe Bergdahl to Face General Court Martial

    12/14/2015 11:32:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 127 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec 14, 2015, 2:10 PM ET | Luis Martinez
    "The U.S. Army Forces Command's Commanding General referred two charges today, Dec. 14, in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl to a General Court-Martial," the Army said in a statement. "The two specific charges referred under the U.S. Armed Forces' Uniform Code of Military Justice are: (1) Article 85: 'Desertion with Intent to Shirk Important or Hazardous Duty;' and (2) Article 99: 'Misbehavior before the Enemy by Endangering the Safety of a Command, Unit or Place,'" the statement added.
  • Two charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been referred for trial

    12/14/2015 11:34:32 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    CNN.com ^ | December 14, 2015
    Just a banner on CNN.com right now. Full title: Two charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been referred for trial by a general court-martial, according to a statement from the U.S. Army.
  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    09/22/2015 2:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Judsen Burger
    EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal “does not meet the criteria” for an appeal. “Consequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved,” the office...
  • Delay in Bergdahl Hearing

    06/06/2015 7:57:47 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 6, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last Thursday, the Army announced it will delay the Article 32 hearing for Bowe Bergdahl, from July 8 to Sept. 17th. The delay was granted at the request of Bergdahl’s lawyers. Last March the Army charged Bergdahl with one count of desertion to avoid hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy. The misbehavior charge carried the claims that Bergdahl’s actions endangered his unit and soldiers died looking for the alleged deserter. It is very likely that defense lawyers and Army JAGs are negotiating a possible plea deal. The delay request was approved because the defense team claimed it was necessary...
  • Franklin Graham Says There Is No Tolerance for Christians After Marine Court-Martialed

    05/28/2015 8:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out on a case concerning a Marine Corporal who was court-martialed for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her computer at work, stating that it shows that there is no tolerance in culture for Christians. Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was court-martialed earlier this week after she was convicted Feb. 1, 2014, for refusing to remove the verse "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17) from her computer. "Unbelievably, she was criminally prosecuted by the U.S. government for displaying this encouraging scripture on her computer in her workspace. Give me a...
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...