Saturday, 4 June 2011
Knoxville News Sentinel (Link)
by Mat Lakin
The former soldier from Sweetwater, Tenn., who beat charges of war crimes has won another legal victory.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces last week threw out Ray Girouard’s negligent homicide conviction in the deaths of three Iraqi captives during a May 2006 raid on a suspected training camp for terrorists. (Link)
Sharon Rondeau: THE SECRET COLUMBUS-DAY COURT-MARTIAL: IS THE SAME THING HAPPENING TO LT. COL. TERRY LAKIN THIS COLUMBUS DAY?
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Navy Rear Admiral
This segment of The Post & Email’s coverage of the court-martial of LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III details the events of October 12, 1988, wherein Fitzpatrick states that his fate was decided by four military officers who illegally colluded and convened to pronounce him guilty before any public hearing took place.
Sharon Rondeau at The Post & Email: Military Law Manual: Authority to order courts-martial resides with the Commander-in-Chief
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
Hutchins should be released
“I think it is despicable that Sgt. Hutchins is still being held in the brig. This young man did nothing wrong, as far as I am concerned. He was at war. …
“Personally, I smell something rotten and it ain’t in Denmark — it is right here in our own backyard. It is time to release Sgt. Hutchins, return him to his rank and apologize for the wrongdoing done to him in the name of politics in the upper echelon of the Marine Corps.”
Karen Lorimer (In a letter to the editor of the North San Diego County Times)