- That, particularly in military rape and sexual assault cases and courts-martial, we stop hearing from those on the government side that they claim to know, and have determined, what happened behind closed doors - as if they are human lie detectors and are omniscient.
The loudest of the politicians are either too eager to lead the charge, or they just don’t care, about the cautions addressed above. They just press forward with the misguided narrative that military defendants (the accused) are presumed to be guilty and the military justice system needs to be changed so that conviction and harsh sentence statistics are increased.
As I have argued in previous blog posts:
No one knows when this crusade to “fix” the military justice system will end, but the goal of the crusaders certainly is not justice, nor is it fairness, nor is it supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States. The goal of the crusaders is prosecution victory. Period. That is a very dangerous perspective, as seen in this Rolling Stone article.
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.