A military judge Friday found Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, one of three Navy SEALs accused in the alleged beating an Iraqi detainee, not guilty, a military spokesman said. Keefe was accused of dereliction of duty for not preventing abuse of a prisoner.
The verdict comes a day after another of the other accused sailors, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, was found not guilty of dereliction of duty. Huertas was also charged with impeding an investigation by attempting to influence the testimony of another sailor.
Keefe had declined a jury and was found not guilty by a military judge, according to the military spokesman, Terry Conder, Public Affairs Officer for Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
I am very pleased. This business of trusting the enemy over our own troops just because this person who would like more than to kill us all accused them of giving him a punch is insane. These people understand that they can lie and we will bow under the accusation. One of the great things about American justice is the ponderance that you are innocent until proven guilty. We must return to that premise. We must abandon the guilty and just try to prove your innocence. These Seals had to prove their innocence which flies in the face of our justice system. A person doesn't have to prove innocence. The prosecution has to prove guilt. I am very pleased.
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Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:34 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
yourspecialkid----you got that right.
I don't think we could thank them enough. The charges were bull crap in the first place.
The PC crap goes way to far.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:05 AM on Apr. 25, 2010