US Marines leader in Australia replaced over alcohol charge
DARWIN, Australia — The commander of more than 1,500 U.S. Marines in northern Australia was relieved of his duties after police caught him driving under the influence of alcohol, the Marine Corps said Monday.
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Its a rather very minor offense considering that many cops themselves often have more than a few at bars and when pulled over, cops will let them off.
Considering the wide difference between Marines and cops, you would think they would cut the Col some slack when his record is of outstanding character only to be ruined by some minor infraction.
Lol…nice defense of white/officers privilege Mr. Oyama. I suggest that drunk driving is not a minor violation, and had the Colonel killed or maimed someone while driving drunk the criminal charges would not have been minor, nor would the resulting civil suit judgement be for a minor amount. The Colonel’s lack of personal control, his lack of sober judgement, and his obvious belief (echoing Mr. Oyama’s observations) that he was above the law are but a few reasons he is unsuitable for command. As for the systemic flaunting of equal and due process by our cops, as described by Mr. Oyama, if this occurs those cops are serial felons hiding behind a badge, a gun, and and their superiors blessings to engage in corrupt and illegal activities. Mr. Oyama would do well to ponder whether the systemic violation of the public’s civil rights to due process and the police departments alleged serial violations of the criminal acts required to violate due process and conspiracy to commit multiple felonies in the act of obstructing justice are in his, any police department’s, or the public’s best interest.