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Navy SEAL Found Not Guilty of Assaulting a Suspected Terrorist

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, May 6, 2010.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    We're getting pretty close to the Duke rape case with all of these acquittals.

    Maybe we should be asking why charges were even pursued.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This whole ordeal has been nothing set of disgraceful.

    These men are heroes. I hope I have the chance to meet them all so I can thank them for protecting our country and shake their hands.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    He was just interviewed live on FOX.

    He was very upbeat, relieved and not at all bitter. Good for him.

    They were offered the chance to be reprimanded. They insisted on a trial.

    You can taze a Philly's fan and be defended for it.

    But get accused of punching a terrorist and they put you on trial -- based on his word against yours.

    A disgrace.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Good for them.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They interviewed the wife of one of the guys a few weeks back and she was going on and on about what this has done to their lives.

    These guys are owed an apology and a thank you.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That's weird. The alleged incident happened in 2004.
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Well, his word and the word of another sailor. Doubt it would have gone as far without his corroboration.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    "Hero- this Marine was not a hero. He should have been given the chair for daring to touch a Muslim terrorist" / Fishhack
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The prosecution was unable to even prove that he did punch the terrorist.

    But it's nice to see that while, "innocent until proven guilty" is the usual standard, you're still withholding judgement after he's been acquitted.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Well, yeah, if he didn't punch the guy at all, he shouldn't be convicted.
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