TV News LIES

Wednesday, May 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Military Lawmaker wants military rape cases shifted to new office

Lawmaker wants military rape cases shifted to new office

E-mail Print PDF

Jackie SpeierA Northern California congresswoman is deploying a mix of old and new political techniques in an aggressive effort to change how the military handles sex crimes.

The concerted campaign by Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, aims to remove military sex crimes investigations and prosecutions from the standard chain of command. Even if it falls short, the campaign already is a case study in how 21st century political momentum is built.

"This silent epidemic is over," Speier said of military sexual assault Thursday.

This week, Speier introduced a bill that would assign all military sexual assault cases to a new Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office. Another new Pentagon office would oversee all sexual assault-related prosecutions.

Speier says the new bureaucracy is necessary for sexual assault-related cases because the current system is "woefully inadequate" and overly influenced by the chain of command.

"Men and women who have been sexually assaulted in the military have come to realize that 'military justice' is an oxymoron," Speier said at a crowded news conference.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


They're the first enlisted women in the Army Infantry – making 'f---ing history'

18 Women Graduate Ft. Benning phase of trainingMoments before 18 women were about to walk across Inouye Field at Fort Benning to become...

Most troops booted from the military for misconduct had mental issues

Most discharged troops had mental issuesMore than three of every five troops dismissed from service for misconduct from 2011-2015 had been...

Chelsea Manning tweets 1st post-prison photo

Chelsea ManningChelsea Manning, the transgender soldier released from military prison this week after serving seven years for...

Chelsea Manning to be on active duty after prison release

Chelsea ManningPvt. Chelsea Manning will be an unpaid, active duty soldier after her release from prison, scheduled...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!