Freedomain Radio host Stefan Molyneux on the problem of who watches the watchdogs — recent corruption with the British Parliament, rape in the U.S. military, domestic violence among police officers.
British politicians, soldiers, policemen and priests — the latest status of our moral leaders… (20:10):
- World Focus – “Fallout Grows From British Politicians’ Expense Scandal” (21 May 09)
- Women and War – “Rape Statistics and What the U.S. Military Should Be Doing” (20 Apr 07)
- Ms. Magazine – “Scandal Patrol” (Fall 2004)
- Police Dynamics Institute – “Highest Rates of Divorce, Alcoholism, Domestic Violence, and Suicides” (2006)
EDITORS’ NOTE: About three weeks ago, U.S. soldier Steven Dale Green, was convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl in Iraq before murdering her and her family. Last week, he was sentenced to life without parole:
Prosecutors said Green was the ringleader of a group of five soldiers who plotted to invade the home of the family of four to rape the girl.
They said he later bragged about the crime, saying what he had done was “awesome”.…
Green, 19 at the time of the crime, was described as the trigger-man in the group who donned black “ninja” outfits and raped Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi and shot her, her father, mother and six-year-old sister.
The soldiers later set fire to the girl’s body to try to cover up the crime.
The rape-murders took place after the soldiers drank whiskey, played cards, and plotted the attack in Mahmudiya, 30km south of the Iraqi capital, the court heard.
Three of the four other soldiers pleaded guilty in the attack and the fourth was convicted, all in military courts martial.They were sentenced to between five and 100 years, but could be paroled much sooner.
Green was tried in federal court as a civilian on murder, rape and obstruction of justice charges because his arrest came after he was discharged from the army for a “personality disorder”. (al Jazeera)