Brown, Leon, IV



"Truth" by: Captain Leon Brown IV 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota May 11, 2017 Patriots, forgotten heros, veterans; these are the men who are trapped in the unknown, and unspoken prison system which destroys countless military families, one court martial at a time. There is one word that accurately describes the men in America's only max security military prison (for convicted servicemen) "victim". Corruption plagues the military's injustice system, the only real "victims" in most court martial cases are the servicemen on trial, and their families. This prison, USDB Ft Leavenworth, is filled with men who should not be here to begin with. Many of these cases were initially dismissed by civilian authorities for no factual evidence, to later have the military fabricate their own allegations. The UCMJ is not designed to protect the rights of the accused, it's meant to convict you, even absent physical evidence or "victim" testimony. In the military, a man can be convicted of rape, even if no victim testifies against him, and without any physical evidence. In the military, all they need is a "witness" to testify they "saw" something (even with no proof) and that alone sends men here to prison for decades. Military sentences are often 30 or more years for what would be less than 1 or probation in a civilian court. The military would also hide evidence favorable to defense, and lie about it at the appeals court... These things all happened to me and other people here. The public should be more aware of how their sons in uniform have their lives robbed away!

Author: Brown, Leon, IV

Author Location: Kansas

Date: May 11, 2017

Genre: Essay

Extent: 1 pages

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