Month: March 2012

Army Official says the key is ‘that justice be done” – or is that just Army spin?

Army Official says the key is ‘that justice be done” – or is that just Army spin?

Army Brig. Gen. Lewis Boone, director of public affairs for the U.S.-led coalition and American forces in Afghanistan, called the shooting spree a “terrible and horrendous act,” but said the U.S. military could not jeopardize the case by disclosing details of the investigation. “I cannot over emphasize enough how important it is in the U.S.…

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SSG Bales – Fundamental Preliminary Questions Remain

SSG Bales – Fundamental Preliminary Questions Remain

SSG Bales was quickly taken into custody and placed in pretrial confinement.  As such, general speedy clock timelines have commenced.  However, still unanswered is whether he will remain in pretrial confinement or be returned to the confinement facility at his home base unit at Fort Lewis.  No doubt, the Defense would prefer that the client-defendant…

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Army Reportedly Scrambles To Pay Victims – What Does The Army Think An Afghan Civilian Life Is Worth???

Army Reportedly Scrambles To Pay Victims – What Does The Army Think An Afghan Civilian Life Is Worth???

The legal expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity  of the case, also said that U.S. officials were discussing the best way to  compensate the relatives of the victims and those wounded. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/18/charges-to-be-filed-for-afghan-shootings-within-week-legal-expert-says/

PTSD Is Now Back In The Spotlight

PTSD Is Now Back In The Spotlight

Bales’ lawyer, John Henry Browne of Seattle, said he didn’t know if his client  had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time of the  shootings, but said it could be an issue at trial if experts believe it’s  relevant. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/18/money-career-woes-reportedly-plagued-afghan-killings-suspect/#ixzz1pUe39cJX http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/afghan-rampage-suspect-robert-bales-was-a-soldier-strained-by-deployments/2012/03/17/gIQAwmRSJS_story.html

Defendant Reportedly Has Counsel . . . . .

Defendant Reportedly Has Counsel . . . . .

Seattle lawyer to defend Afghan massacre suspect@ SEATTLE, March 15 (Reuters) – A prominent Seattle defense attorney said on Thursday he is to represent the U.S. soldier at the center of the Afghanistan massacre in which 16 Afghans, mostly women and children, were killed at the weekend. John Henry Browne, who represented notorious serial killer…

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Sadly, We Once Again See The Push For Punishment At The Expense of a Just and Fair Trial

Sadly, We Once Again See The Push For Punishment At The Expense of a Just and Fair Trial

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/opinion/horror-in-kandahar.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/13/accused-soldier-in-afghanistan-shooting-could-face-death-penalty-or-no-trial-at/ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/11/us-offers-condolences-as-us-service-member-investigated-for-alleged-killing/