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Sexual Assault Policy

Written by: Ben Gold & Tim Bilecki. On November 1st, the Military Times released an article regarding the DoD’s new Safe-to-Report Policy, which grants potential survivors of sexual assault immunity from minor prosecutions when reporting the alleged assault. There is a great deal to unpack but if we are to pursue truth, which is the …

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False Military Sexual Accusation

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Major Clarence Anderson III was living what many would consider the American dream.  He was a squadron commander stationed at Holloman Air Force base, was married to a special education teacher, and raising a daughter.  In 2013, everything changed. The trouble began for Anderson when he discovered his wife, Kendra, was having an affair. Anderson …

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Fort Hood Cases Put Spotlight on Army CID Shortfalls

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Soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Hood, TX should be concerned over recent finding of an investigation into the Criminal Investigation Command (CID) detachment at the base that has shown serious problems surrounding the Army’s management of CID units and personnel. The fact-finding investigation looked at resourcing, policies and procedures of the 6th Military …

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Is Court-martialing Military Retirees Unconstitutional? Two Cases May Change UCMJ Jurisdiction.

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It is a little known fact: only some military retirees remain subject to the UCMJ after leaving service. Enlisted Sailors and Marines who complete 20-29 years of active duty actually transfer to the Fleet Reserve or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve instead of the Regular Retired List. Officers, Reservists, and other branches simply retire after …

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Army Holds Fort Hood Leadership Accountable After an Investigation Report Finds “toxic” Culture That “fueled” Sexual Harassment

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In the months since the discovery of the dismembered and burned remains of U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood soldier who disappeared on April 22, the case has captured the attention of celebrities, lawmakers, and other public figures, and has drawn outrage from women in the military and Latinos. In July, Ryan D. …

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New Year Could Bring First Ever Court-Martial For an Air Force General Officer

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On January 27, 2021, the Air Force will hold a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to send the case of Air Force Major General William Cooley to court-martial. This would be the first court-martial of a general officer in Air Force history. General Cooley is accused of making “unwanted sexual advances …

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Insufficient Alleged Rape Case Evidence

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A subcommittee of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces recently released findings from a comprehensive study of 1,904 alleged rape cases closed during fiscal year 2017. In the report, a team comprised of dozens of former military and civilian criminal justice experts made two significant …

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Former Air Force Major Fights to Clear His Name

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Major Clarence Anderson III was living what many would consider the American dream. He was a squadron commander stationed at Holloman Air Force base, was married to a special education teacher, and raising a daughter. In 2013, everything changed. The trouble began for Anderson when he discovered his wife, Kendra, was having an affair. Anderson …

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Drunk Sex and Consent | Article 120

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The military often teaches that a service member can’t consent to having sex after they have been drinking, which is not an accurate summation of the law.  Some SHARP / SAPR training even puts out that if you have just one drink, you can’t consent to sex.  This is absurdly wrong.   In the military, if …

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Defending Someone Who Confessed to Crimes

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False confessions are not only real, but they are also common. Many defense attorneys fear the confession. Many defense attorneys see a confession and use it as an excuse to run to the prosecutor, beg for a deal, and accept the first one offered. While confession cases are some of the toughest in the business, …

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