Dear Senator/Representative, We are asking that Congress ensure that the military give soldiers the same constitutional rights you would have in a civilian court of law. We want professional investigators, not Commanders, investigating felony crimes. We want prosecutors, not military Commanders to make the decision whether we have the evidence to go to court. We … More An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act
Get comfy especially if a winter storm is coming your way and binge watch some Making a Murderer on Netflix. It is absolutely fascinating and takes you through the life and trials of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. It’s up to you the viewer to decide if you think they are guilty or innocent. Although … More Making a Murderer Highlights Erosion of Due Process Rights in America
I’ve been a New England Patriots fan my whole life given I grew up in New England. Like most, I am loyal to my home teams. But, I am not the star struck kind of fan. I am just as proud of Tom Brady as I am all the New England Patriot players (unless you … More Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Case Reveals Emerging Due Process Theme with Kangaroo Courts
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Walter Palmer, the U.S. dentist who shot and killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe is, not surprisingly, facing a barrage of hate, threats and shaming on social media. Palmer’s River Bluff dental practice in Bloomington, Minnesota has been shut since news of the scandal broke with…
Fact: 62% of military sexual assault victims report that they suffered both personal & professional retaliation after they reported the crime to their Chain of Command. (Department of Defense, 2014) The retaliation is what makes PTSD so debilitating and if witnessed by others will prevent them from coming forward. It also is the precipitator for … More If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken
Helping Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, The Boston Globe (2012) Air Force Sexual Abuse Trial Gets Underway, NBC Nightly News (2012) Preventing Rapes in the Military, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC (2012) Sexual Assault in the US Military, Minnesota Public Radio (2012) Lackland Sex Scandal Continues to Roil Air Force, Houston Chronicle, Texas (2012) Don’t Suffer … More Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)
Now That Women Are Cleared For Combat, How About A Rape-Free Workplace? January 24, 2013—the day Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey signed a memorandum allowing women to serve in combat for the first time in American military history—may one day be looked as a milestone for gender equality … More Now That Women Are Cleared For Combat, How About A Rape-Free Workplace?