Navy Judge Cmdr. Marcus Fulton ruled that President Barack Obama's comments on military sexual assault could affect the sentencing in two cases, according to Stars and Stripes. During pretrial hearings in the cases, Fulton said “unlawful command influence” derived from Obama's remarks could influence a potential sentencing in the two cases, according to according to court documents obtained by Stars and Stripes. The judge's ruling could have an impact on other sexual assault cases in the military. On May 7, Obama said he has “no tolerance” for sexual assault in the military.Yeah, how dare he be against rape. Next thing you know he'll say he doesn't like pillaging either.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Yeah, that makes total sense
Because who would know that "rape" is frowned upon?
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like the vatucan, the brains of the institution has to evolve past patriarchy.
something really worrisome here is a disconnect for this judge understanding that Obama is commander in chief. what the CIC says, becomes policy so long as it is lawful, and what obama said is not only lawful, but critical. that a navy judge would posit this is bizarre.
the ucmj is clear on rape. does it need to be updated? yes. but the rules on rape remain pretty darned clear. that a military judge thinks being intolerant of rape is a problem, tells me that the military has gone far backward from where it was when i was in, and the institutionalization of rape culture was pervasive then!
sounds like them religious nuts have taken over and don't want to hear from no brown fella... and if you think that's a stretch, think again. the military is now rotten with born again christian extremists thanks to bush/cheney
Funny thing. Obama did not address these cases specifically, nor did he mention these cases by name. A general prescription to follow the law does not prejudice specific cases.
But, Obama did say, specifically, that Bradley Manning was guilty, and well before his trial was due to start. That may well have been prejudicial because he is part of the chain of command, of which the judge and jury in Manning's case are a part.
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