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Talk about this -- hit the luckily air force base in San Antonio -- -- it let me set it up we'll talk about it.
Military jury to begin hearing today this case the sergeant faces the most serious.
Charges spirit sergeant staff sergeant Lewis walker.
He's among twelve instructors being investigated his series -- that I mentioned we're talking about 28 counts including rape.
Aggravated sexual contact in multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault he could -- life up to life in prison and dishonorable discharge if convicted so.
A -- do you believe that this went and just talk about the impact of their female.
Accusers who are set to -- testified huge.
I felt absolutely huge they're gonna testified it's as you said a military tribunal which -- a little bit different from some civilian court.
It's a little bit more -- I would say on the rules of evidence and what comes and what does not command and a little bit more lax on the testimony but when you get women.
One after the other the other comes and testifies.
Especially -- felt if they don't know each other if they can't -- -- independently.
From just being married trial that's going to be Houston huge impact on -- The camera question when it was used and how -- defense do the job.
Without appearing to dismiss and in being coming -- is being insensitive to claims of chronic inappropriate behavior.
Right and that is the biggest problem more talent of the defense attorney and all of these cases whether this case -- we're talking about her other cases where.
It's it's a very fine line how do you defend your client.
Without seeming insensitive or attacking the -- it's.
Attack because if you have person on the stand.
And even if you want to discredit her bring in your past incidents whatever if you attack her in front of the jury.
The jury's not gonna like I don't know because she took the stand she testified wasn't just completely disbelief everything she says they -- gonna not like it.
Right right and it's and it just it seems as if the act defense attorney.
It him or herself becomes insensitive as well.
And so the defense attorney also walks a fine line personally because you don't want the jury to be -- to think.
-- I don't like the defense attorneys that there for the defendant must be guilty because this defense turned the terror -- attorneys even.
Is it not suited to -- -- -- you may not like me may not want rights act don't take.
You know they do.
But let's talk about this because in this case again we we we in the end what resounding.
It affect will this military tribunal have.
In terms of the women in the military.
Well if there's a conviction and is now -- so we don't we -- over the conviction if there's a conviction I think it will be the very big deterrent because.
Think about the criminal justice system I -- this is this is military not criminal justice but.
-- is huge it's sending a message.
And we do that all the time everything you're saying even if there -- convictions that their schoolwork convictions OK if there are convictions sends a message okay.
Don't do but there's a bigger problem here and this is a pattern of this kind of behavior that is gone on for.
For years decades there.
Hot -- ever since the history of our military.
There was a lawsuit a class action lawsuit that was filed against.
Gates and the entire military because women -- -- -- That they were being harassed abused they were making complaints they were being raped and he's men were continuing to be.
That enabled and enabled and and even like.
-- I think authority or you're just continued to succeed in the military and while the girls were actually not only silence or not.
Hyundai personal motive -- -- wrote about the big.
Yeah well that's that's a -- in that is the problem and that's exactly US talking but it turns of people looking at this case and in how it it's it it is carried out.
And who is whose argument is upheld it centers so right it's really let you know going to be the -- for so -- -- We'll be hearing a lot of lying about it -- -- or this is not going to be pushed it.
And -- aren't good enough to the -- -- -- -- -- -- air force base and not just this person or this defendant but I think we just look at the bigger issue.
Which really has has not come to light and this first and I talked about it I've written about before this is constantly -- a problem.
With our military that's the point.
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