On March 1, 2014, Marine Corps Times published Marine sex-assault prosecutor accused of touching woman inappropriately but the article has since been deleted. History of the accusation against Marine prosecutor Lt. Col. Thomas Jasper was located on the Protect Our Defenders Blog. On April 1, 2014, the Marine Corps Times published Marine Corps prosecutor cleared of inappropriate touching and this too has been deleted. History that Lt. Col. Jasper was cleared of the inappropriate touching charge was found on Topix Camp Pendleton.
The Marine Corps Times shouldn’t be deleting history especially history that includes an individual was cleared of charges and is in fact considered an innocent man. Hastily reporting that an individual has been accused of misconduct has long lasting effects. The accusation will forever stay with Lt. Col. Thomas Jasper hence the reason for this post. Lt. Col. Jasper was cleared of the inappropriate touching charges and the Marine Corps Times didn’t do him any justice when they printed the accusation or deleted the fact that he was cleared of the charges.
k fischer says:
Now, what I want to know is why aren’t the national or military media runing with this story? Why were they quick to villify him and report on a mere allegation as if it were gospel?
It’s because he was the Marine sex assault prosecutor. What better way to advance the narrative that sexual assault in the Military is out of control and an epidemic if the persons who are charged with prosecuting sexual assault are committing sexual assault???
And, if your question was not merely a rhetorical one, then how does it change your views when the issue of (1) accuser privacy in the press vs. the presumed innocent accused’s lack of privacy in the press or (2) using the term “victim” to describe a complaining witness before anyone is ever convicted, hits so close to home? I’m sure this is the way Brandon Wright feels right now, but he’s just an Airman first class, so it’s no big deal, right? The Military has a war to win against it’s number one enemy. Not Al Qaeda or the North Koreans, but the enemy called sexual assault.
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Marine sex-assault prosecutor accused of touching woman inappropriately (Marine Corps Times)
Marine sex-assault prosecutor accused of touching woman inappropriately
Marine Corps prosecutor cleared of inappropriate touching (Marine Corps Times)
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