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Q: HOW PREVALENT IS HOMELESSNESS, INCARCERATION, AND SUICIDE AMONG VETERANS SUFFERING WITH PTSD AND WHAT IS BEING DONE?
A: ONE IN 3 MALES, IS A VETERAN AND 45%OF THESE ARE MENTALLY ILL IE PTSD ALCOHOLISM, PERSONALITY DISORDERS. ONE IN FOUR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH A MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSES. VETERANS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE IN PRISON FROM VIOLENCE. IN 1998 THERE WERE 56,500 VIETNAM VETERANS AND 18,500 PERSIAN GULF VETERANS IN PRISON OR JAIL. In 2007 A VETERANS WIFE TESTIFIED TO CONGRESS THAT HER HUSBAND WAS TREATED FOR EVERYTHING FROM BACK PAIN TO ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION RATHER THAN TREAT HIS PTSD BY MILITARY DOCTORS. HE WAS PROPERLY DIAGNOSED BY A CIVILIAN ONE WEEK BEFORE HE COMMITTED SUICIDE! THE SENATE PASSED LEGISLATION FUNDING MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS BUT THE HOUSE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ACT. HOW SHAMEFUL! RECENT STUDIES SHOW SUICIDE RATES INCREASING AMONG VETERANS ESPECIALLY FEMALES IN THE VIETNAM AND POST VIETNAM AGE CATEGORY. EVERY DAY AT LEAST 22 VETERANS TAKE THEIR OWN LIFE. 12 OF THESE ARE WOMEN!



Q: What are the differences in military punishment and follow-up on rape charges verses civilian follow-up. The case of Maria Lauterbach shows us the difference in the marines not following up on her rape charges and her sad predictable death vs the civilians relentless pursuit of Laurean
A: Representative Jane Harmon cited 2007 stats that out of 2212 subjects investigated in 2007 for sexual assault(1259 rape) only 181 were refered to court martial! ( that's less than ten per cent!) 218 were handled non punitive! 201 nonjudicial punishment (smacks on the wrist!) and more than half chain of command took no action because of "lack of evidence." In California 44% reports result in arrests and out of those 64% result in successful prosecution. The national average is 50%! This is why we advocate women need to get their crimes out of military courts!



Q: DID YOU KNOW THAT IN HER LIFETIME AT LEAST ONE IN 3 WOMEN AND ONE IN 6 LITTLE BOYS WILL EXPERIENCE SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT THE HANDS OF A MAN?
A: THE FRIGHTENING ANSWER IS MANY STUDIES SHOW EVEN HIGHER NUMBERS OF MALES REPORTED. WOMEN IN COLLEGE AGE GROUPS AND HIGH SCHOOL ALSO REPORT AT HIGHER RATES IN SOME STUDIES, THERE IS INCREASING REPORTS OF FEMALE PERPETRATORS



Q: DO CHILDREN OF PTSD VICTIMS SHOW GREATER RISKS AND DIFFICULTIES?
A: YES! WITH RE-EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS CHILDREN MAY START TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR PARENTS WELL BEING, OR THAT THE PARENT CAN'T PROPERLY CARE FOR THEM. WHEN THE PARENT AVOIDS CHILDREN MAY FEEL THE PARENT DOES NOT LOVE THEM OR IS INTERESTED IN THEM ALTHOUGH THE PARENT MAY TRY TO INDICATE OTHERWISE. CHILDREN MAY MISUNDERSTAND THE ANXIETY OR IRRITABILITY AND BLAME THEMSELVES. THEY TEND TO BE HIGHER RISK FOR BEHAVIORAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND THESE PROBLEMS MAY FOLLOW THEM INTO ADOLESCENCE.



Q: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************What are some statistics regarding MST?
A: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************In about two-thirds of all rape cases, the victim knows the assailant.


According to a Dept. of Justice report "Sex Offenses And Offenders," there is a "remarkable similarity" among rapists: 99 in 100 are male; six in 10 are white; and the average age is the early 30s.


Sexual assault offenders are substantially more likely than any other category of offender to have experienced physical or sexual abuse while growing up.


About 7 percent of rapes involved the use of a weapon; 2 percent used a gun; 4 percent used a knife.




Q: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************What is MST?
A: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************The U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, offers the following definitions of rape and sexual assault.

Rape is forced sexual intercourse, including both psychological coercion and physical force. Forced sexual intercourse means vaginal, anal, or oral penetration by the offender(s). This category includes incidents where the penetration is from a foreign object such as a bottle. Also included are attempted rapes, male and female victims, and heterosexual and homosexual rape.

Sexual assault covers a wide range of victimizations, distinct from rape or attempted rape. These crimes include completed or attempted attacks generally involving unwanted sexual contact between the victim and offender. Sexual assaults may or may not involve force and include such things as grabbing or fondling. Sexual assault also includes verbal threats.



Q: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************What do you mean in your book by Conduct unbecoming?
A: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************. ART. 124. MAIMING
Any person subject to this chapter who, with intent to injure, disfigure, or disable, inflicts upon the person of another an injury which--
(1) seriously disfigures his person by a mutilation thereof;
(2) destroys or disables any member or organ of his body; or
(3) seriously diminishes his physical vigor by the injury of any member or organ;
is guilty of maiming and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

928. ART. 128. ASSAULT
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who attempts or offers with unlawful force or violence to do bodily harm to another person, whether or not the attempt or offer is consummated, is guilty of assault and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(b) Any person subject to this chapter who--
(1) commits an assault with a dangerous weapon or other means or force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm; or
(2) commits an assault and intentionally inflicts grievous bodily harm with or without a weapon;
is guilty of aggravated assault and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

933. ART. 133. CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
Any commissioned officer, cadet, or midshipman who is convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

933. ART. 134. GENERAL ARTICLE
Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court.



Q: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************HOW MANY CONVICTED RAPISTS SERVE PRISON TIME IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER OUR CURRENT JUDICIAL SYSTEM?
A: ********* COPY THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE **************ONLY 3 OUT OF EVERY 100 CONVICTIONS SERVE IN PRISON TIME!!!!




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