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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 05 July 2019 - 07:41 PM

Eddie Gallagher Faces Sentencing

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Posted at 8:01 am on July 5, 2019

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On Wednesday we looked at the trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, charged with war crimes in the death of an ISIS militant in Iraq in 2017. Chief Gallagher was found not guilty of the most serious crimes, including murder, but was convicted of posing with the corpse of the militant for a picture. When the time came for sentencing, it went mostly as anticipated, with a couple of exceptions. (Fox News)

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher will have his rank reduced and is sentenced to four months of confinement, which he has already served, for posing with the body of a dead Islamic State fighter, the San Diego jury decided Wednesday.

Gallagherís attorney confirmed to Fox News that he will retire from the U.S. Navy when he becomes eligible in about three weeks as he hits his 20 years of service.

The SEAL was found not guilty Tuesday on six of the most serious counts he was facing, including premeditated murder, willfully discharging a firearm to endanger human life, retaliation against members of his platoon for reporting his alleged actions, obstruction of justice and the attempted murders of two noncombatants.

In a way, they kind of threw the book at Gallagher, giving him nearly the most they could on this specific charge. His attorneys are appealing the sentence, so we wonít know the official outcome until heís already retired. (Gallagher will be eligible for retirement when he reaches the twenty-year mark this summer, and heís already said he plans to submit his papers .)

After some negotiating, Gallagher will have his rank reduced from Chief Petty Officer (E-7) to Petty Officer First Class (E-6) and have his pay reduced for two months. He was further sentenced to four months in the brig, but heís already served quite a bit more than that so heís free to return to duty.

That reduction in rank will add up to a big hit to his retirement income if they canít manage to have that portion of his sentence reversed. But aside from that, I suppose this sentence canít be seen as too harsh since he was convicted by a military jury. I understand the argument made by the defense, saying it was unfair to only punish Gallagher when nearly the entire platoon had posed for pictures with the corpse, but he was the one in charge so I guess that means more of the responsibility falls on his shoulders.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

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If weíre to take anything away from this bizarre trial, itís that we canít be too careful when we feel the temptation to rush to judgment, as David French observed yesterday. Gallagher had been tried and convicted in the media and the court of public opinion before he ever stepped foot in the courtroom. He was accused of randomly taking sniper shots at civilians, including a young child. And the stabbing of the injured ISIS fighter was portrayed as a war crime. But as the details unfolded, we learned that a very flawed picture had been presented.


Yep and by people here that should know better on BOTH sides of the political spectrum. You are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, I don't care who testified and what their qualifications are, all people are petty. Just ask John McCain how pettiness can ruin a man. Well if we could ask the scum we would have to take a trip to hell to do it.



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:53 PM

It's a sad day when political correctness has entered the military
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:56 PM

View PostHowsithangin, on 05 July 2019 - 08:53 PM, said:

It's a sad day when political correctness has entered the military


It started under Clinton and has been steamrolling since then. It accelerated under Obama, and his minions. I will tell you this, it has permeated all ranks not just officer, but warrant and enlisted as well. This is not the army I joined in 1987. It is everything but that.
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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:20 AM

I too thought that a person, man or woman, was innocent until proven guilty.
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