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Sat Jan 21, 2012, 07:00 AM

Report: US Soldiers Bringing Their Violence Home from Overseas




Report: US Soldiers Bringing Their Violence Home from Overseas
Published on Friday, January 20, 2012 by Common Dreams
- Common Dreams staff

After more than ten years at war, soldiers in the US military are more prone to sexual violence, domestic abuse (including spousal and child abuse), and suicide, according to a report released by the Pentagon on Thursday.

Reuters sez:

Violent sex crimes committed by active U.S. Army soldiers have almost doubled over the past five years, due in part to the trauma of war, according to an Army report released on Thursday.

Reported violent sex crimes increased by 90 percent over the five-year period from 2006 to 2011. There were 2,811 violent felonies in 2011, nearly half of which were violent felony sex crimes. Most were committed in the United States.

One violent sex crime was committed by a soldier every six hours and 40 minutes in 2011, the Army said, serving as the main driver for an overall increase in violent felony crimes.


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unhappycamper Jan 2012 OP
Scuba Jan 2012 #1
DCKit Jan 2012 #2
lonestarnot Jan 2012 #3
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #4
T S Justly Jan 2012 #5
Shankapotomus Jan 2012 #6
bemildred Jan 2012 #7

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 07:20 AM

1. No one could have predicted that.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:12 AM

2. +1

 

But the line is "Who could have seen THAT coming?"

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:47 AM

3. Whut?

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:50 AM

4. yup... back to the poor neighborhoods

 

never to the wealthy fuckers who put them over there.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 11:25 AM

6. Wait a second

The people trained to protect Americans are MORE likely, as a group, to commit acts of violence against their fellow citizens than civilians?

Is that correct?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. Gee, who could have predicted this?

Has this sort of thing ever happened before?

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