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Two young Bellefonte men entered Centre County court Thursday thinking they were going to be sentenced to two years' probation for taking part in the shooting of a $3,500 Scottish Highland steer.
Their actions, he said, were too serious an offense to warrant merely probation, saying they had "crossed that line of decency." He noted the pain they caused the cow's owner. They'd been drinking heavily, and driving around with a loaded rifle looking for something to kill. Their actions, he said, "were premeditated, senseless and your motivations were evil."
Originally posted by ADHDsux4me
well think about it this way, a criminal could make exactly the kind of soldier the military needs when it comes down to carrying out inhuman orders. inhuman such as abu gharib prison torture, and the killing of civilians as collateral damage to capture insugents.
funny though, many of the iraqi citizens america is trying to help are moonlighting as insurgents.
Originally posted by Keyhole
I may be wrong, but I do believe going into the service or go to jail has been offered in the past.
For potential recruits who have been arrested or even incarcerated for a time, this does not necessarily make them worthless as a member of the military.
Even for older teens and adults recently or currently incarcerated, the military should be an option.
Many were convicted of minor crimes such cannabis or soft drug possession and use and other offenses that do not necessarily indicate the person is a danger to society or cannot become an effective member of the military.
This concept is not new. During the Vietnam War, many judges gave offenders the option of prison or the Army or Marines.
Army policy reflected in Army Regulation 601-210, paragraph 4-32a states ‘waiver is not authorized if a criminal or juvenile court charge is pending or if such a charge was dismissed or dropped at any stage of the court proceedings on condition that the offender enlists in a military service… Source The article also pertains to the OP’s position