INJUSTICE AT AIR FORCE ACADEMY - CADET
Anyone who has read MilitaryCorruption.com for the past nine years, knows we have a hard and fast policy about actual rapists. They should be jailed and the key thrown away. No exceptions.
But the farce of a court-martial now going on at Colorado Springs, Colo. is anything but "justice."
Cadet 1st Class Sean Callahan faces the very real chance he could be sent to prison for the rest of his life. Yet his "victim," a female cadet whom he had sex with two years ago, refused to report him and even called the 22 year-old aspiring Air Force officer a "good guy" at Callahan's Article 32 hearing.
What is going on here? "Political correctness" run amok, that's what.
And the top brass at the Academy are doing somersaults trying to cover their ass in the process.
NO CRY FOR HELP DESPITE ROOM-MATE A FEW FEET AWAY
Here are the hard facts in this case. On a night in August 2007, a drunk Cadet Callahan entered a female classmate's room and proceeded to have sex with her. Sleeping just a few feet away was the woman's room-mate.
According to court papers, the "victim," who never reported the incident or cried out for help because she considers Callahan "a good guy" and "didn't want to get him into trouble," told the cadet "no," and when, according to her own words, he "snapped out of it," the cadet stopped and left the room.
That would have been the end of it, but the female confided what happened to a few pals, and before long, the story was all over the campus.
When contacted by investigators, the "victim" said she wasn't victimized at all, and wouldn't press charges. To that, she was informed the Academy would proceed with prosecution, "whether we have your cooperation or not."
Translation: "After a long history of actual rapes and inaction here at AFA, we are going to try and send Cadet Callahan to prison for life, no matter what. That should get us brownie points with the Pentagon and the fierce feminists who call all men beasts."
Clearly Callahan deserves punishment. Being kicked out of the Academy would be plenty enough in our opinion. To send him to the Leavenworth DB with killers and actual criminals for the rest of his natural life is obviously "cruel and unusual punishment."
We hope that doesn't happen. But in an atmosphere of extreme "political correctness," and craven, career-minded senior officers, Callahan could be convicted and get the maximum punishment. And that would be an injustice in itself.