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Navy charges sailor in connection with USS Bonhomme Richard fire that destroyed warship
Yahoo (with Foxnews contribution) ^ | July 29th, 2021 | Louis Casiano

Posted on 07/29/2021 8:46:39 PM PDT by Mariner

The Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the massive fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard warship over four days in 2020 while docked off San Diego, a naval spokesman said Thursday.

The unidentified sailor was a member of the ship's crew and is accused of starting the July 12, 2020 blaze, the Navy said. The charges are based on evidence collected during an investigation, Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson, said in a statement.

"Evidence collected during the investigation is sufficient to direct a preliminary hearing in accordance with due process under the military justice system," Robertson said.

Vice Adm. Steve Koehler, commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, is considering court-martial charges. He has ordered a preliminary hearing at which an impartial hearing officer will make determinations and recommendations required by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including "whether or not there is probable cause to believe an offense has been committed and to offer a recommendation as to the disposition of the case," the statement said.

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The penalty would be no less than 50 years of hard labor and a 10X8 concrete cell at Portsmouth Naval Prison.

Military doesn't do parole.

1 posted on 07/29/2021 8:46:39 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Mariner

Thousands of people know who did it.
The crew knows, of course, and most likely much of their families know too. The name is likely on the internet already if one knows how to ask for it.
Lock Him/Her/It/Them Up!!


2 posted on 07/29/2021 8:48:58 PM PDT by lee martell
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“is considering court-martial charges”

What is there to consider?

Oh yeah, the protected species act. Must not allow the dread “racissss” accusation to be raised.


3 posted on 07/29/2021 8:54:25 PM PDT by doorgunner69 ("Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Mariner

What happened to hanging?


4 posted on 07/29/2021 8:58:56 PM PDT by PGR88
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“Male convicts from all the services sentenced to punitive discharge and incarceration longer than 7 years are confined at the third-tier – the maximum-security U. S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Portsmouth Naval Prison, built to be a modern correctional facility for a navy which had once disciplined by flogging and capital punishment, was rendered obsolete. After containing about 86,000 military inmates over its 66-year operation, the brig closed in 1974, its maintenance thereafter contributing to shipyard overhead. The Navy briefly used the prison in the early 1980s to train military corrections officers. Volunteer Inmates from the Rockingham County Jail were sometimes used. “

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_Naval_Prison#In_popular_culture

Damn.

They closed the most brutal, and bleak prison in the military system.


5 posted on 07/29/2021 9:03:46 PM PDT by Mariner (War criminal #18)
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Paying the cost back will put a heck of a dent in his Penson check./sarc


6 posted on 07/29/2021 9:04:19 PM PDT by Beagle8U ("Jim Acosta pissed in the press pool.")
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USS Bonhomme Richard Fire
7 posted on 07/29/2021 9:05:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: doorgunner69

They are using due process to put him away for life.

If they didn’t have him dead to rights, there wouldn’t be the circus.


8 posted on 07/29/2021 9:05:27 PM PDT by Mariner (War criminal #18)
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C’mon man! It was a pandemic. He was just trying to make some home-brew hooch and things got out of hand.


9 posted on 07/29/2021 9:07:23 PM PDT by monkeyshine (live and let live is dead)
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In May 2012 and painting and sandblasting contractor named James Fury intentionally set a fire that did an estimated $450 million in damage to the USS Miami, which was then dockside at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for an engineering overhaul.

The repair estimate eventually grew to $700 million, at which point the sub was decommissioned and written off.

Mr. Fury gave as his reason for setting the fire that he wanted to get out of work early, and that he suffered from anxiety, for which he was taking multiple medications.

Mr. Fury was sentenced to 17 years in prison, which means he'll get out 2027 at the earliest, assuming he has to serve a minimum of 85% of his federal sentence.

He also has to pay restitution of $400 million, which is kind of comical in a way.

10 posted on 07/29/2021 9:09:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Voter Fraud] == [Civil War])
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article: “The unidentified sailor was a member …” [of a protected group].

Now we know the guilty party is non-White.

11 posted on 07/29/2021 9:13:48 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." — Thomas Edison)
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To: Steely Tom

He was a civilian. 17 years in Federal prison.

A military member faces far more strident and exacting punishment.

This little homo will get 50. Easy.


12 posted on 07/29/2021 9:15:34 PM PDT by Mariner (War criminal #18)
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No name given for the perp. Another member of a protected class?


13 posted on 07/29/2021 9:20:02 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne )
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The military is now a jobs program for Americans who like to travel.

The Navy is filling up with people who are simply incapable of deep thought.


14 posted on 07/29/2021 9:23:15 PM PDT by Bogey78O
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Standard military protocol.

They could execute him and not have to reveal his name.

Just notify the next of kin.


15 posted on 07/29/2021 9:24:16 PM PDT by Mariner (War criminal #18)
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And we all know they aren’t going to identify because they want to give the defendant enough time to scrub social media accounts of all the pro-BLM, anti-Trump, and CRT crap.


16 posted on 07/29/2021 9:25:29 PM PDT by Bogey78O
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To: Mariner

AntiFa?
BLM?

Inquiring minds want to know...


17 posted on 07/29/2021 9:33:43 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: Steely Tom

Put him on the “Would NOT Re-Hire” List.


18 posted on 07/29/2021 9:36:29 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Mariner

I wonder if it was an accident, doing something stupid like smoking in a no smoking area, or deliberate.


19 posted on 07/29/2021 9:42:09 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie (When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.)
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It was at the height of the BLM race riots and all the burning. I wonder if a BLM sailor torched carrier. It’s obvious it wasn’t a Trump maga guy.


20 posted on 07/29/2021 9:45:55 PM PDT by DesertRhino (A coup government may not claim the protection of the same constitution it overthrew. )
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