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Freedom for Clint Lorance on Independence Day

Freedom for Clint Lorance on Independence Day Serves Public Confidence in the Military Justice System – by Kevin J. Mikolashek

Presidential Action Setting Aside the Findings and Sentence in Clint Lorance’s Case will Reassure our Servicemembers that their Country will Back them when They Make the Split-Second, Life-or-Death Decisions

Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US servicemembers accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the Law of Armed Conflict seriously. Bad precedent. Abdication of moral responsibility. Risk to us. – GEN (Ret.) Martin Dempsey, May 21, 2019 (emphasis supplied)


General Dempsey’s comments are well-taken, but the exceptions he cites to the “wholesale pardon” of servicemembers accused of war crimes – “evidence of innocence or injustice” – are both applicable in Clint Lorance’s case. He is both innocent, and the victim of injustice; he deserves to have the President set aside his convictions and sentence.

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Jackie Fenolio
Jackie Fenolio
13 de jun. de 2019

I read Travesty of Justice. All I can say is hold Judge Berger and Prosecutor Otto accountable for what they did to Clint. They wanted to present Clint's head on a platter to Obama and the Afghan President. They threatened Clint's platoon with murder charges if they didn't testify AGAINst Clint; then gave them immunity. WTH?! Who does that shit? The judge shot off his mouth about Clint at a speech he gave in D.C. about the Mai Lai massacre. Bringing up Clint while on the Mai Lai topic was uncalled for and unethical. As a result he poisoned Clint's chance of having his case heard again. What an a$$hOLe. The judge turned himself into a prosecutor and calls Clin…

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