Protect Our Defenders http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Senator Chris Coons: Take Prosecution Out of Military Chain of Command http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senator-chris-coons-take-prosecution-out-military-chain-command <p>Delaware Senator <a href="http://www.coons.senate.gov/">Chris Coons</a> has joined a bipartisan group of legislators who are proposing a measure that would take the prosecution of all crimes punishable by a year or more in prison out of the military chain of command.</p><p>These would exclude charges uniquely military in nature such as disobeying orders or being absent without leave.</p><p><strong>(See: <a href="http://www.delmarvapublicradio.net/post/navy-veteran-tells-his-story-sexual-assault-military">Navy Veteran's Story</a> of Sexual Assault)</strong></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:18:27 +0000 Don Rush 34281 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Senator Chris Coons: Take Prosecution Out of Military Chain of Command A Navy Veteran Tells His Story of Sexual Assault in the Military http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/navy-veteran-tells-his-story-sexual-assault-military <p>The Pentagon has been rocked by another allegation of sexual assault in Fort Hood allegedly involving a sergeant who oversaw the prevention program against such abuse. Baltimore resident Brian Lewis served in the Navy from the late 1990's until 2001 and a Senate committee investigating the scandals that he too was assaulted. He spoke with Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush about his story and reaction to the latest revelations. Lewis is also a member of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy group involved with this issue.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:01:49 +0000 Don Rush 34273 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Navy Veteran Tells His Story of Sexual Assault in the Military