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    There is an Army sergeant that was caught secretly filming female cadets and gets sentenced to 33 months  prison time, loss of pay and reduction in rank PLUS a dishonorable discharge.  You know what my next question is.  What penalty will this general have to pay for far, far worse activities?  Demotion and likely the suggestion to pack his things, i.e., dismissal from the service.  I'd be surprised if he gets serious prison time and you KNOW that he won't get a dishonorable discharge!

    The comparison can be made in the administration of justice between this example and the administration of justice differential between white and colored defendants.  Persons of color get the axe while whites, especially whites with means, get a slap on the wrist.

    If the general is found guilty, and not with a 'wink, wink,' let him pay the same penalty  or a commensurate penalty, since his crime is far worse, to that of the Army sergeant.  If this general gets a slap on the wrist how does that affect the morale of the average enlisted serviceman?  It's had enough keeping high quality service people in the ranks without discrimination between the ranks.

    Let's have a single code of justice, civilian and military, not justice dependent upon one's rank or station in life.

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