Lt General Craig A. Franklin, a U.S. Air Force Commander, has overruled and tossed out a military court jury’s decision that found Lt. Colonel James Wilkerson guilty of sexually assaulting his subordinate, a woman service member who serves in the Air Force as a physician’s assistant. The assault occurred while the victim lay sleeping.“Franklin’s decision to set aside the verdict freed Wilkerson after four months in a South Carolina brig, erased his conviction and restored the F-16 pilot, who’d been selected for promotion, to full-duty status,” Stars and Stripes reported.
“Lt General Craig Franklin, commander of the Third Air Force based at Ramstein in Germany, exercised his discretion under the Uniform Code on Military Justice and concluded that the entire body of evidence was insufficient to meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. As the ‘convening authority,’ Franklin, who did not interview the victim, was not required to provide further explanation for his ruling and his disposition is final,” the Guardian UK reports.
When God closes one door and opens a window, He’s probably pooping.
To jump into a mud puddle with your new sneakers:
Lies so much, even the media are starting to notice!
Black people, who make up 22% of the poor, receive 14% of government benefits. White people, who make up 42% of the poor, receive 69% of government benefits.
Don’t worry, it’s not as if Teabaggers pay any attention to facts. Because otherwise, their heads might explode. See, they can’t simply say, “Oh, good, I was wrong and I need to change my thinking.” Their brains only work in reverse.
Dixie Chicks cover Radney Foster:
Counting on the wingnuts to save us.
They got “Dixie Chicked”:
After watering down financial reform for his future employer. Remember, he was the “moderate” Republican senator.