Senator Gillibrand is not happy.
Here is one of her unsubstantiated complaints. I am quite sure that some of those committing sex offenses have done so before, and with predatory behavior. But casting the vast majority of he said/she said cases as predatory men assaulting angelic waifs who can’t care for themselves is sexist and engaging in gender politics.
“More reporting is not the end game,” Gillibrand said. “Justice and removing recidivist predators from the military so they cannot commit more crimes to arrest the problem is the end game.
So reports Stars & Stripes. In that vein, Gene Fidell at http://globalmjreform.blogspot.com/ , has reported a quote from a recent speech of Senator Gillibrand.
“I am deeply worried by today’s data showing no increase in the prosecution and conviction rates compared to overall reporting. More reporting is not the end game. Justice and removing recidivist predators from the military so they can not commit more crimes to arrest the problem is the end game. More people coming forward and not receiving justice only further erodes trust in the system. These shocking numbers should spur Congress to act and finally put these cases in the hands of trained legal professionals to fix a system that is failing our brave men and women in uniform.”
The foregoing quote is from the May 1, 2014 statement of Sen. Kerstin Gillibrand(D.-NY), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, on the Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military.