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SEALS found not guilty. Thoughts?

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.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In graphic testimony delivered in Huertas' court-martial earlier this week, the prisoner, Ahmed Hashim Abed, accused Keefe, Huertas and another Navy SEAL -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe -- of beating him.

    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.

    Huertas was found not guilty Thursday by a military jury.
    Abed is thought by U.S. authorities to be the mastermind in the slayings and mutilation of four U.S. contractors in Falluja, Iraq, in 2004, one of the war's most notorious crimes against Americans.

    Last January, a military judge ruled that the trials of Keefe and Huertas be held on a base in Iraq.

    McCabe, who is charged with assault, will be tried May 3 in Norfolk, Virginia.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Anonymous

    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.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:05 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • what they do there is their business. HELL YES HE IS INNOCENT !!!!! WHAT WAS THIS MAN TRAINED TO DO? NOW YOU WANNA QUESTION IT? DO YOU WANT A WAR? OR DO YOU WANT STORY TIME THE POLITICIANS CAN TALK ABOUT WITH A SMILE? WE DONT NEED TO BE THERE SEND OUR BOYS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    glo326

    Answer by glo326 at 6:44 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • All three should be found not guilty on all counts and found fit to return to active duty immediately! Two turned out just like that, one to go!
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 7:15 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • clapping

    29again

    Answer by 29again at 7:41 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • DUH!
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:29 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • I am pleased with this news. Charges should have never been brought against them to begin with.

    Thank you fellas for your service. I salute you!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:44 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • good
    mommy_of_two388

    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.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:05 AM on Apr. 25, 2010

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