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Military: Punish those tied to assaults

February 14, 2014

Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults....

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joew

Feb-23-14 1:30 PM

Stang I have never denied that there are problems just as there are in civilian life. christopher paints a whole different picture as if it's the norm and I think both you and I know better. I get tired of his never ending BS about how terrible the military is and how terrible the leadership is. The 10% rule is in effect on both sides of the gate.

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stangv8

Feb-23-14 9:27 AM

Look up "LaVena Johnson". Why did the Army try to cover up her brutal rape and beating as a suicide?

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joew

Feb-22-14 7:52 PM

So now you've changed the criteria to veterans from the military as we were previously discussing. Do you really need that much attention pauly. Next you'll be saying I blame the victims for being assaulted right?

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:43 PM

and..."Such patterns are pronounced in such counties as Martinsville, Va., that supply the greatest number of enlistees in proportion to their youth populations. All of the Army's top 20 counties for recruiting had lower-than-national median incomes, 12 had higher poverty rates, and 16 were non-metropolitan, according to the National Priorities Project, a nonpartisan research group that analyzed 2004 recruiting data by Zip code."

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:42 PM

Many of today's recruits are financially strapped, with nearly half coming from lower-middle-class to poor households, according to new Pentagon data based on Zip codes and census estimates of mean household income. Nearly two-thirds of Army recruits in 2004 came from counties in which median household income is below the U.S. median.

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:41 PM

More than 44 percent of U.S. military recruits come from rural areas, Pentagon figures show. In contrast, 14 percent come from major cities. Youths living in the most sparsely populated Zip codes are 22 percent more likely to join the Army, with an opposite trend in cities. Regionally, most enlistees come from the South (40 percent) and West (24 percent). (cont.)

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:34 PM

Space prevents me from disputing more profusely, so please, Joey, stop embarrassing yourself.

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:34 PM

Data from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, or NCIS, which handles the Navy and Marine Corps, show that Navy commanders in Japan increasingly are resolving sexual assault cases through nonjudicial punishment rather than courts-martial. From 2006 to 2009, they favored courts-martial, but from 2010 to 2012 they were three times more likely to choose nonjudicial punishment. In 2012, just one Navy sex-abuse case went to a court-martial, while 13 were handled through nonjudicial punishment.

MOST DON'T GET PRISON TIME

The NCIS documents show that out of 473 Marines and sailors accused of sex offenses, 179 were given some punishment, and 68 went to prison. Marines were accused more frequently than sailors, though they are stationed in Japan in similar numbers. The Air Force data showed that out of 124 airmen accused over five years, 17 received prison

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:30 PM

Report: Domestic-abuse Rates Higher In Military

OTHER NEWS TO NOTE - NORTHEAST

January 18, 1999

NEW YORK - The rate of spousal abuse in the U.S. military is significantly higher than the national average, and the military routinely fails to punish service members convicted of even extreme cases of domestic violence, 60 Minutes reported Sunday. The CBS television program reviewed Pentagon records from 1992 through 1996 and found that 50,000 military spouses were victims of domestic violence, five times higher than the civilian population when compared with Department of Justice records for the same five years. Less than 5 percent of the accused were court-martialed, according to the Pentagon.

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:28 PM

'Back Home': Veteran suicides twice as high as civilian rate

By Jeff Hargarten, Forrest Burnson, Bonnie Campo and Chase Cook / News21 | 08/29/13

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:27 PM

Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.

The figure, released by the Department of Veterans Affairs in February, is based on the agency's own data and numbers reported by 21 states from 1999 through 2011. Those states represent about 40% of the U.S. population. The other states, including the two largest (California and Texas) and the fifth-largest (Illinois), did not make data available.

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:25 PM

“It’s discouraging to keep looking at the (suicide) rates, and we have to keep plugging away,” said Dr. Jan Kemp, the VA national suicide-prevention coordinator, and program manager of the crisis line. But she said without resources such as the crisis line “the rates would be higher.”

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:24 PM

"Records from 48 states show the annual suicide rate among veterans is about 30 for every 100,000 of the population, compared to a civilian rate of about 14 per 100,000. The suicide rate among veterans increased an average 2.6 percent a year from 2005 to 2011, or more than double that of the 1.1 percent civilian rate, according to News21’s analysis of states’ mortality data." What happened, Joey, you lose your big boy pants?

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:16 PM

Joey, your inability to understand when you're losing an argument is surpassed only by your ignorance of anything resembling normal life. Reports of crime in the Military are based on statistics supplied BY the Military. What a joke that is, the same people denying and not processing sexual assaults on their members. Amazing.

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joew

Feb-22-14 3:35 PM

Sorry Pauly but the rate is about the same as the civilian sector and falling. You would think that with PTSD the rate would be much much higher right? Again pauly don't forget that the military is a reflection of its society and for every attack you make against the military I can show you the same thing on the other side of the fence.Quit while you're behind pauly.

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 7:25 AM

How's the suicide rate in the Militry, Joe? Pretty high, isn't it? Why? Lousy treatment, soldiers being redeployed by their superiors while on medications for mental issues, and multiple yours due to not having enough people. Would you want someone with a loaded gun walking guard duty while on Xanax, Prozac, etc? Happens every day in the Military these days. "Playing with the big boys" indeed, lol!

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 7:17 AM

More soldiers from Ft. Hood have been murdered than killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

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Christopher

Feb-22-14 5:58 AM

YOU!!? "BIG BOYS"!!? LOL!! None of those you mentioned are convicted, mind you, and at least WE police our own! Would you like to bet on who turned them in? By the way, did you see that article where a judge is ordering the Military to follow the health of those they slipped *** and other drugs to until Nixon stopped the program in 1969!!!! Hey, you were in there, and since you know EVERYTHING, I'd guess you knew about that program as well? Right Joey? LOl, "big boys" indeed! By the way, Joey, you got your head out of dark places enough to read any other news than the Observer? Did you see the articles in the Buffalo news and Channel 4? The oners about the sex offenders in the homes? I have news for you Joey, that's WAY more pervasive than the news agencies know, and has been going on for at least 15 years, and that doesn't include the thousands of extremely violent patients that one can barely defend themselves against without charges. Hahaha, "big boys"

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joew

Feb-19-14 4:14 PM

(cont) The 130 workers statewide are all on unpaid leave pending arbitration hearings in which the state is seeking their firings, said Travis Proulx, of the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities. Nice bunch you associated with there pauly,know any of them? Play with the big boys pauly and you get it back in spades! How a nice day.

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joew

Feb-19-14 4:03 PM

Oh one more thing pauly-ALBANY - The state is seeking to fire 130 workers - including 20 in the city - who are accused of abusing the developmentally disabled.

The 20 aides in the city are said to have inflicted physical or psychological abuse on the mentally challenged adults they are paid to care for in residential facilities or day programs, officials revealed Monday.

The cases run the gamut, with one on Staten Island having resulted in the Dec. 4 death of an agitated 27-year-old autistic man who was put in a fatal chokehold by a worker.

The employee, Erik Stanley, 37, of Middletown, N.J., has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person

In another case, an employee is alleged to have slammed an individual against a wall.

And in another, a worker in Brooklyn is accused of threatening to withhold meals from a resident who was earlier ordered not to eat a cookie.(cont)

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joew

Feb-19-14 4:01 PM

Pauly you sound angry. News youse can use pauly and that is per capita crimes rates(all) are lower in the military community than in the civilian community. Sorry pauly but could you post some more hieroglyphics for us?

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Christopher

Feb-19-14 7:00 AM

***********capitolhillblue****/node/2334 And on it goes, Joey.

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Christopher

Feb-19-14 6:58 AM

***********wnd****/2003/11/21645/ Your chest swelling up there, Joey?

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Christopher

Feb-19-14 6:55 AM

***********huffingtonpost****/2009/11/01/jon-krakauer-mcchrystals_n_341545.html A perfect example of Joey's "Military leadership" he so blindly supports.

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Christopher

Feb-19-14 6:52 AM

*******usmilitary.about****/od/joiningthemilitary/a/recruiterlies.htm More examples of America;s finest at work, scamming poor kids.

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