"NOT GUILTY" VERDICT IN COURT-MARTIAL OF
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We've always been strong on prosecuting the many cases of "sexual assault" that takes place all too often in the U.S. military. But we are also mindful a small percentage of those accused are innocent, and those lives and careers are destroyed forever.
Real justice needs to be immune to trends and political correctness. So, we take this space to report a rare occurrence the days - the acquittal at court martial of a lower-ranking enlisted person.
Such is the case of Airman 1st Class Justin T. Burback of the 10th Security Forces Squadron, which supports the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.
TOOK SIX DAYS TO REACH VERDICT
The 20's-something airman was accused of sexually taking advantage of an inebriated female service member. If found guilty, Burback could have drawn jail time. Instead he was found NOT guilty.
A ten-member panel of officers and non-commissioned officers came back with the verdict at the conclusion of a six-day court-martial.
It is good to see that a military jury can still weigh evidence objectively, and not automatically "convict" anyone and everyone accused of "sexual assault." As we have said right along - justice should be granted to all who seek it and are innocent of such serous charges.
Burback - who once tweeted "I love when people call me a redneck, trying to piss me off. The truth is, it just makes me proud of who I am." - might reconsider those sentiments, in view of the close call he just had in Colorado.