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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MOH Recipient Dakota Meyer and Others Respond to Director Michael Moore's Characterization of Snipers as "Cowards"

On the heels of the release of the movie American Sniper, which depicts the life, sacrifices and courageous military service of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, and those he served with, director Michael Moore apparently tweeted that snipers are "cowards" not heroes and "invaders are worse." 

This was followed by a storm of understandably negative  reactions to the tweet, including comments by MOH recipient Dakota Meyer and others.  Then, in what could be considered a cowardly response, Michael Moore (sort of) backtracked and tried to explain away what appeared to be the clear intent of his original comments.  Stories appear, for example here:

RIP Chris Kyle.  Thank you to you and your family for the sacrifices you made to protect your brothers-in-arms.  

By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.

Blog postscript: Attorney Frank J. Spinner and I (attorney Richard V. Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively in the area of military law and military justice. This blog addresses issues in military law, military justice, military discipline, military defense, court-martial practice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other military and/or legal topics. Nothing posted in this blog should be substituted for legal advice in any particular case. If you seek legal advice for a particular case, please contact The Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens and The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. These military defense law offices are located in Northern Florida (Pensacola, Ft Walton, Destin, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field, Panama City, Tyndall AFB areas) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (FT Carson, Peterson AFB, Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Buckley AFB areas), but our military defense law practices are worldwide – we travel to wherever our clients are stationed or serving and need us.


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