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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:17 AM
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Soldiers Accused of Tossing Explosives (at US civilians in the US)
Soldiers Accused of Tossing Explosives
August 11, 2010
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Once the civilian justice system is done with three North Georgia Soldiers accused of throwing military explosives at a crowd, they may still have to answer to the military.

Denied bond, the Soldiers --- Sgt. Thomas Daniel Campbell, 21, of Dahlonega; Staff Sgt. Jeremy Wade Morgan, 34, of Dawsonville; and Spc. Nicholas Gregory Wendt, 25, of Dahlonega --- face charges that could put them in prison for years. No court hearing has been scheduled.

Army spokesman Bob Purtiman, from Fort Benning, said Army investigators are ready to help the Dawson County Sheriff's Office. The Soldiers are based at Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega.

The men are accused of tossing two weapon simulators at a crowd in a Dawsonville parking lot early Sunday. The military uses the explosives in place of hand grenades and artillery rounds during training. The devices contain no shrapnel but could cause injury, military experts say.

Dawson sheriff's Lt. Tony Wooten told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that 911 operators received a call about 1:30 a.m. Sunday about two pipe bombs tossed from a Cadillac. The car fled up Ga. 400, and deputies caught up "as they attempted to turn off their lights and elude us," he said. The three men were arrested on a side road. Deputies then found a dozen undetonated devices they believe had been thrown from the car, Wooten said.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:43 AM
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1. They need to be punished.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:52 AM
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2. Nobody gets hurt when The A-Team or Dukes of Hazard does it. n/t
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:28 AM
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6. No body gets procecuted when our troops and MERCS do this in Iraq....
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 08:29 AM by slampoet
and kill a couple dozen innocents.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:52 AM
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8. That too. n/t
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:55 AM
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3. Did those guys NOT want to go Iraq or Afghanistan
or what?

:crazy:
rocktivity
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:25 AM
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4. In the desperation to recruit sufficient numbers for the 'wars', standards were lowered a tad too
much.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:27 AM
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5. They are DAMN lucky the civilians didn't return fire.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:28 AM
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7. Yee-HAW!
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