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    legendmn

    you can't just say proven beyond a doubt, what proves it exactly?

    We've done the following things in the last 6 years or so:

    Established military victim advocates for every unit

    Established civilian victim advocates at every base

    Conduct monthly reviews at the senior base commander level of every reported sexual assault

    I can absolutely tell you that the military often takes cases that the civilian world turns down, and that we take a lot more cases to trial now then we did in the early to mid 2000s.  Cases that I got dismissed early as a young defense counsel are now cases that go to trial now that I am on the government side.

    There is annual training on sexual assault

    The recruits get additional training

    Many of the training installations have gotten rid of giving recruits off-post passes (pass + alcohol equaled a lot of intoxicated victims that got taken advantage of).

    The army has introduced special victim prosecutors at most large basis who are talented and who do nothing but prosecute sexual assault cases

    They've introduced high quality civilian experts, career prosecutors with 1000s of sexual assault cases under their belt to train prosecutors

    So what more do you think needs to be done on the military court/justice side?

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