Coast Guard Hazing
The Navy Times reports that seven crew members of the cutter Venturous have been punished for hazing fellow Coast Guardsmen. The Coast Guard started investigating after two former crew members came forward with allegations of hazing. According to a Coast Guard spokesman quoted in the article, crew members were “tied down, stripped, coated in foreign substances and called derogatory names,” with “inappropriate sexual contact” in some cases. The seven Venturous crew members considered the “most culpable” were convicted at court-martial, according to a press release, and other crew members received administrative punishments. The article provides the sentences.
‘Kill Team’ Witness Admitted Lying
Stars and Stripes reports that Pvt. Jeremi Worlock, a key government witness in the case of U.S. soldiers accused of murdering Afghan civilians for sport, lied about two of the defendants in hopes of winning leniency. Pvt. 1st Class Ronald Dinho Washington, a man who was locked up with Worlock, provided a sworn statement that Worlock told him that Spc.