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SCOTUS - Retirees can be charged under UCMJ

Discussion in 'Military Vets' started by vmax, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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  2. Vaquero

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    There's a fine recruitment tool.
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  3. toddnjoyce

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    Yessir. So long as the military had jurisdiction while you were in the service you can be recalled and tried.

    Nothing new here.
     
  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Is it worse to be court martialed rather than regular sentencing?
    I have no idea.
     
  5. vmax

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    Back when I was in we called the UCMJ..the Maroon Harpoon. (It was a big burgundy set of law books)
    The Uniform Code of Military Justice..that's a bad SOB they can bring you pain fast
     
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  6. diesel1959

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    Military Courts Martial have completely different procedures than do regular Criminal Courts. And the jury will be comprised of service members and NOT regular peeps from the street.
     
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  7. toddnjoyce

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    How so? A court martial is the military equivalent of a trial, with a small twist in that its either a special or general court martial.

    Special courts martial have reduced sentencing maximums. There’s options for the equivalent of a bench or a jury trial.

    The UCMJ, in conjunction with the Manual for Court Martial spell out the offense, it’s elements, lesser includeds, and available punishments which can range from a reprimand to the death penalty.
     
  8. Vaquero

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    Doesn't a guilty charge in a court martial get you a dishonorable discharge also.
    That's a whole other set of lifelong problems itself.
     
  9. EZ-E

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    I'm thinking their "RESERVE STATUS" is what got them in a Military court versus Civilian court.
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I was asking a question, not making a statement.


    ETA: Did a funny quote thing there...
     


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