SFC Gregory McQueen was recently sentenced to two years in prison and demoted for allegedly soliciting female privates for prostitution. Yet this apparently was not enough for his prosecutors, who are in disbelief that McQueen did not receive the five year sentence they were fighting for.
In a civilian court, however, soliciting a prostitute would have resulted in a penalty of far less than even a year in prison, most likely a deferment. Yet, in this case, the female privates who turned to prostitution because they were allegedly broke were granted immunity while McQueen is painted by the media as a monster. While what he did was wrong, it falls well short of both the penalty his prosecutors were fighting for as well as the light the media is painting him in.