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  •  Jesus. H. Christ. (9+ / 0-)

    We have the military being taken over by Christian fundies, and this is what we get. For some reason its just more of the same.

    A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

    by onionjim on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:41:53 AM PDT

    •  As in the civilian world, (0+ / 0-)

      we are witnessing the backlash or side effects of repression.

      Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by Gentle Giant on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:05:07 AM PDT

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    •  what kind of cases (1+ / 0-)
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      are taken in civilian courts v. military courts?

      What are the respective conviction rates?

      What are the percentages of claims made that go to trial in each system?

      What are the average sentences per type of offense in each system?

      How likely is it do you think that a civilian prosecutor will take to trial a "date rape" with alcohol allegation versus a military jurisdiction?

      These are all questions one would think would need to be answered to properly assess both whether there is a problem with the military way of doing this, or if there is an overall societal problem (which I think there is) how more or less "bad" is the military vis-a-vis the civilian sector in handling this.

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