Thursday, May 23, 2013

Soldiers' Courts a trend ignored at Ft. Hood

Wounded warriors who suffer maddening injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury are shunted to special courts in communities from Buffalo, New York, to Los Angeles, California.

They have been established in San Antonio, Austin, and Harris County.

The concept seems to go nowhere in Bell County, where the legal community has turned a deaf ear on all arguments that soldiers who have seen heavy combat are very prone to take the law into their own hands, and their cases handled by judges who are former Judge Advocate General officers willing to work with the Army on discharge and treatment issues.

Here is a report of a case of one such warrior who returned stateside and found himself in a world of trouble at Ft. Carson, Colorado -

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