Monday, January 19, 2015

Court-martial of ex-soldier for a 5-minute AWOL

Say again? The Canadian Armed Forces have issued an arrest warrant to secure the attendance of a former soldier at a court-martial in Manitoba, hundreds of miles from his home in Nova Scotia, in a case where the sole surviving charge is a 5-minute AWOL. The ex-bombardier had no previous disciplinary record.
[Brandon] Blinn’s lawyer said the agreed penalty for an “absent without leave” charge is a $200 fine, yet it’s costing the Forces thousands of dollars fly him to Shilo, feed and put him up in hotels – along with the lawyers, judge and court staff involved in the trial.
Details here.

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't have to make sense. As I know from experience, money is never the issue with the CAF. For them it is more important to be right, whether they are or not.


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