Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Sexual violence.]

"The system worked. I've always been proud of my Army."—Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who struck a plea deal after a captain who served under him in Afghanistan alleged he forced her to perform oral sex and threatened to kill her. Sinclair was sentenced today to pay $24,100 in fines and restitution, but was not sentenced to any jail time nor demoted.
The most serious charges against Sinclair were dropped as part of the deal he made midway through his high-profile court martial, but he still could have faced prison time.

Instead, a military judge gave him a reprimand, ordered him to pay $5,000 a month for four months, plus $4,100 for improper use of his official credit card...

His rank was not reduced, but if it's unclear if he will face a reduced pension when he retires. Sinclair now earns about $12,000 a month.
The system worked, he says. Yeah. It worked for a rapist, not for his victim.

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