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Senators Blast Military After General Overturns Sexual Assault Verdict

Frank Oliveri reports for Roll Call on Protect Our Defenders Honorary Chair Rep. Nancy Speier:

“There is no justice in a military system that allows a general to overturn the decision of a judge or jury in a court martial. Generals are not above the law,” Speier said in an emailed statement. “The reason why rape victims in the military do not report the crimes is precisely for this reason — they think the system is rigged to protect the accused.”

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