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"Negligent Homicides: A Bridge Too Far" Topic

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Jan 2018 3:49 p.m. PST

…If you are a CO or a prospective commanding officer or a former CO, ask not for whom the bell tolls if this is the new face of the Navy.


28mm Fanatik18 Jan 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

Well, the UCMJ is supposed to be stricter than civilian justice, so I don't see why negligent homicide or manslaughter can't be applied for gross negligence by JAG.

Lion in the Stars18 Jan 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

What do you call it when your disregard of established safety procedures results in death?

Pretty sure any civilian criminal lawyer will be saying "manslaughter" (which is the civilian equivalent).

basileus66 Inactive Member18 Jan 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

If, as the author of the article argues, it was the reduction in training hours what lead to the collisions, wouldn't be better to expose the fact publicly in a courtroom? That would assure that those in charge don't sweep the dirt under the rug.

Dn Jackson18 Jan 2018 11:30 p.m. PST

The C.O. is responsible for everything his command does, good and bad. I remember when my C.O. got a bronze star for what the battery did in combat. Same sort of thing.

USAFpilot19 Jan 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Until you have commanded a naval ship, you probably have no idea.

I only hope that those who sit in judgement of these men are themselves ships' captains.

Lion in the Stars19 Jan 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

More likely, were ship's captains. I'd be very surprised if there was anyone sitting on the Court without stars on their shoulders!

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