Military Justice Is to Justice As Military Music Is to Music
Military Justice Is to Justice As Military Music Is to Music Author:Robert Sherrill Every year 100,000 Americans in uniform find themselves facing court-martial. They get no bail, no trial by peers, no guarantee of an impartial judge, no due process. Ninety-five percent of the defendants are convicted, for military justice is prefabricated according to the wishes of the local commander, and trial is tantamount to a verdict of g... more »uilty.
And, for the many thousands of military personnel thrown into military prisons, conviction is tantamount to the loss of all human rights. In prison they often encounter unbelieveable filth, unbelievable cruelty and degradation. Some are driven insane, some to suicide. For the first aim of military justice is not justice but discipline -- discipline by any means, including debasemen and vengeance.« less