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Posts Tagged ‘charge sheet’

… the Tamir Rice case [#why the Grand Jury decision]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 13th,2016

.. grand juries hear evidence in a case . It can be an investigation , or it can be as the result of a criminal act ..

.. most often , a grand jury then takes a vote . It takes a vote on a ” bill ” which contains the potential charge against someone ..

.. if it votes for a ” true bill , ” then the person named in the charge sheet is charged , or , more formally , indicted . If the grand jury votes for a ” no true bill , ‘ or fails to gain the requisite vote for a ” true bill , ” then the person named in the charge sheet is cleared in the case . No further action can be taken against them . Also , constitutional ” double jeopardy ” attaches …

.. [h/t — news.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. in this case , this was not done . The grand jury evidently voted on whether the actions of the police officers [both of them] were legally justifiable . Their decision was now obvious — the actions were justifiable . As a result , no vote on a ” bill ” was needed ..

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… now Bowe Bergdahl faces justice [#desertion][#misconduct before the enemy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 4th,2016

.. just recently , the US Army stood up where it was needed . They remembered that His Lordship will soon be gone , but the ” good order and discipline ” of the ranks is always needed . So , Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl will indeed face justice …

.. he is facing only two counts . One is desertion in a time of war . The other count is misconduct before the enemy . The first count is serious enough , because Bergdahl can face up to 5 years in prison . The other count is even more serious , yet , especially the penalty . If Bergdahl is found guilty of this one , then he can face up to and including life without the possibility of parole in prison …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. a guilty verdict on either count would cause several more penalities [likekly] for Bergdahl . One is forfeiture of pay . That is a definite one . The other is a bad conduct discharge from the Army . Given his actions , that one would be a given …

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