" LT AT OSAN AFB KOREA ASKS
Lt. Jason D. Davis, 51st Security Forces Squadron, thought he had it made when he was boss of the Songtan town patrol in the Shinjuang-Dong district. The strip, full of bars and other businesses catering to American service members at Osan AFB, presented plenty of opportunities for the arrogant officer, his former colleagues call a "scum bag" and unworthy of any "sympathy," to have fun.
The once-cocky lieutenant goes to court-martial Sept. 19, if his request to resign his officer's commission and leave the service is turned down - as it should be - by the secretary of the Air Force.
Among the many charges against Davis are: bribery, extortion, rape, assault, larceny and a bunch of other violations that should send the alleged bad cop to Leavenworth for a very long time. That is, if his former colleagues have anything to say about it.
DAVIS STRONGLY DISLIKED AT OSAN
"Lt. Davis was and is a scum bag. I worked directly under him for 8 months before he took over the town patrol," said "ex korea troop" in a posting on LostNomad.blogs.com. "Everyone hated him, from the airmen and NCOs who worked for him, the taxi drivers, to the bar owners.
"He was completely unfair to everyone and loved to hassle people just because he knew he could. Davis had the authority to close bars for 24 hours and recommend to the wing commander to make that status permanent. That happened 95% of the time, just off Davis' word. Davis is dirty and everyone knew it but really couldn't prove anything. He regularly and openly cheated on his wife, which 51st Security Forces leadership ignored. Don't waste your sympathy on this guy. He deserves everything coming to him."
From communications MilitaryCorruption.com has received, a lot of people agree with the above statement. But perhaps one aspect of this case - in which Davis is accused of having sex with numerous bar girls and conducting unauthorized "stings" of clubs and bars that could shut them down - has been overlooked.
THE USUAL "DOUBLE-STANDARD" OF JUSTICE
Why did Davis get away with his "above the law, because I am the law" behavior for such a long time? We are told that the Command knew Davis had an off-post apartment for his gal pals (he is married) and was taking his pick of bar girls for sex in exchange for going easy on their bosses who owned the clubs that cater to Osan AFB personnel. Only when all the other charges are added up, did "adultery" get thrown in the mix.
It didn't take vindictive Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld long to try and ruin Gen. Kevin Byrnes' life and career with a specious "adultery" charge. After 36 years of outstanding service, including combat time in Vietnam, the general was 90 days from retirement. Then the hammer dropped square on his head with a Pentagon press release that the four-star was being investigated for "personal misconduct." Lots of things can be read into that, especially when two more words - "sex charge" - were leaked to the news media. This fiasco occured after Byrnes had been legally separated for a year from his wife, obtained a divorce decree, and the "woman in question" was revealed to be a civilian and thus not in the general's "chain-of-command."
Obviously the top brass pick and choose who to prosecute for "adultery" whenever it suits their purposes. The "leadership" at Osan AFB (don't try and violate the First Amendment by blocking MCC, Gen. Trexler, or we'll take you into Federal Court) were content to "look the other way" until Davis' alleged "ex-girlfriend" made more serious charges, and the situation could not be hushed up.
Let's hope that Davis gets a fair trial and is sent to the "DB," where we are sure some inmates will be more than happy to "welcome" him into the prison population.