U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?

#1 Sub Head:- Seven U.S. Navy Sailors die: she gets a Slapped Wrist.

#2 Sub-head:- The C.O. will probably be either fired, or given time in the brig, (Because he is the Captain, and he is supposed to know how well his subordinate officers will respond under pressure; and he carries the Can!)

Destroyer U.S.S. Fitzgerald; Commanding Officer’s standing orders for Duty Watch Officer:-

  • Call the Commanding Officer whenever a marine contact comes within 6,000 yards of my ship’

Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock viewed thirteen vessels being within 6,000 yards of her own ship, FAILED to advise the C.O. once; thus violating Standing Orders.

  • Immediately after calling the C.O., confirm sightings with the Combat Information Centre.

Lieutenant Coppock failed to advise the C.I.C. of ANY sightings, thus violating Standing Orders.

    • If the main radar system is not working correctly, call any senior officer, alert the Commanding Officer.
    • Lieutenant Coppock failed to advise the C.O., or the C.I.C. of ANY sightings, thus violating Standing Orders.
  • When aware of an imminent COLLISION with a vastly bigger vessel, alert all crew, sound all alarms, take avoiding action if possible.
  • Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock did absolutely nothing at all.

Seven men died. They were :-

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Va.

  • Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego

  • Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Conn.

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif.

  • Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md.

  • Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

“ Not a day goes by where I haven’t thought about what I could have done differently” she said in the Court Martial hearing at the Navy Yard. “There is nothing I can do now but take responsibility.”

She was sentenced to a LETTER of REPRIMAND,  and forfeiture of half-pay for three months. AS A PUNISHMENT FOR HAZARDING HER SHIP, AND FOR THE DEATHS OF SEVEN SLEEPING SAILORS!

U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?
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A conversation with a muslim interpreter’s acquaintance.

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Writing for the Mail in his first article since being promoted to Home Secretary on Monday, Sajid Javid said: ‘It is only right that we honour their service and ensure they are able to continue with the lives that they have built here.’ In another breakthrough, Mr Javid said he would review whether their wives and children should be allowed in. Many of them had complained they had not been able to bring relatives across at the same time for practical reasons, only to be told it was now too late. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also vowed to fight for the ‘courageous’ translators. ‘The Afghan interpreters have served this country with great loyalty and bravery by serving shoulder-to-shoulder with our Armed Forces,’ he said.

 

Brit Border Agency staffer; Stansted.

“Good morning sir, could I please ask you to marshall the seventy-five odd people who are signed as part of your party, to one side: clearing the area in front of the desks, please?”

Five minutes later, as the noise, keening and wailing subsides to a dull murmur.

B.B.A. S. Thank you sir, might I ask you for your travel documents?

Afghani man: “As you can see, I, together with my family, cousins, uncles and kin, are seeking asylum from terror and the Taliban in our former homeland, and, in accord with the newly-appointed British Home Secretary’s statements regarding interpreters who worked for the British Army in Helmand Province, are confidently seeking asylum in Great Britain.

B.B.A. S.

“Certainly, sir, if you could just point to the document which shows and confirms that you were on patrol with British soldiers in Helmand province, acting as an interpreter, and your stay will be immediately confirmed, as agreed and formally accepted by the newly-appointed Muslim Home Secretary.”

Afghani man:  “Whilst I cannot truthfully state that I was a member of that brave group who kept their faces hidden at all times for fear of retribution, I can confirm that the second cousin of my fourth brother’s third wife worked as a cook for a cobbler who regularly repaired British Army Interpreters’ footwear. The word got around, and the threats of instant retribution against all collaborators came for us all, so we decided to flee, and here we are.”

B.B.A. S. picks up phone and calls Home Office headquarters, Border Agency. “Colin, according to our records, the total numbers of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters we are now admitting to the UK stands at 45,000, inclusive of the thousands of family members, hangers-on and the like. Tell the Minister to advise the Home Secretary that, once again, Muslim Home Secretary or not, the bloody Government needs to ‘shut the **** up’!

Liberty, as well as your ancient Liberties, are all at risk

Your liberty is at risk, because the cops aren’t doing their jobs correctly. The Crown Prosecution Service definitely isn’t doing its job correctly. The only bunch in the whole British Judicial system who seem to give a damn are the Defence Barristers and the solicitors who act for the accused. There seems to be an infernal rush to judgement, within the ranks of both the Police, and of the Prosecution Authorities. They wish to initiate a prosecution on the sole authority of an initial charge, with very little concern for due process, diligence; or the very Rights of the Accused person.

From those accused being released from any charge, or bail, in high-profile cases of rape; to a little-noticed trial collapsing because the Prosecution had failed to deliver, to the Defence, a huge database of evidence which was on an HMRC officer’s computer, in court, during the trial: this has almost become an ongoing tragedy, writ large. From the aforementioned Rape cases, through many others, the Crown Prosecution Service, together with subordinate agencies, have literally CONSPIRED to make the evidence fit the accused. In many circumstances, people have not only been held on bail, but also actually imprisoned, due simply to the fact that evidence which either would or might clear the accused: had not been given to the Defence! We only have to look at the rape trials which have collapsed to discover a trend towards ‘He’s obviously guilty, so we needn’t bother any further’; along with the accompanying statement, ‘There’s a whole heap of stuff to plough through; none of it is any use, so why even bother giving it to the Defence team anyway?’

The Law, as it presently stands, states that all, repeat ALL evidence collected and collated with a view to a prosecution of any person must be delivered and shared with the Defence as early as possible. The Government-produced document is long, detailed and generous, but the IMPORT can be determined in the first sentences, which state:-

These Guidelines are issued by the Attorney General for investigators, prosecutors and defence practitioners on the application of the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (‘CPIA’). The Guidelines emphasise the importance of prosecution-led disclosure and the importance of applying the CPIA regime in a “thinking manner”, tailored, where appropriate, to the type of investigation or prosecution in question.

We already see how the law has been bastardised with the spread and widening of the ‘Hate Speech’ Laws to include anything written, tweeted, spoken, or even approved in passing. Are we to descend to Third World status in our Judicial Systems because the people who are supposed to fight and detect and prosecute crime are too lazy, stupid, addicted to politically-correct beliefs; or too corrupt to instigate proper procedures which have been laid down for them  to follow?