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Marines arrested for Sabatoge

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by saber11, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. saber11

    saber11 Veteran Member

    As if we don't have to worry about terrorists or Iraq, these clowns allegedly sabotaged parachutes, luckily nobody got killed. If they are court martialed, I hope they spend a long time in the Brig.

    Copied from www.cbsnews.com
    Two Marines have been arrested in the suspected sabotage of more than a dozen parachutes last fall, officials said. Three jumpers were slightly injured when they were forced to use their reserve chutes.

    No charges were filed immediately against Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Boykins, 21, and Lance Cpl. Julian Ramirez, 25, who were placed in the brig Tuesday night, Staff Sgt. Jay Connolly said.

    Boykins and Ramirez are air delivery specialists with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group. Their hometowns were not immediately available.

    Special agent Klain Garage of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service would not say what led to the arrests.

    The three Marines were hurt in the training jump Sept. 21 when their main parachutes failed, forcing them to use reserve chutes. They were jumping from a C-17 Globemaster during heavy equipment parachute training.

    When they returned to Cherry Point Air Station, the jump masters in charge discovered that in all, suspension lines on 13 of 25 parachutes had been cut and the chutes repacked to hide the sabotage.

    The day before the incident, other jumpers went through training and the parachutes were stored in a large locker that had only three keys, Marine
     
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    With the size of the US military, statistically, you will have a few bad apples. These morons are rotten to the core and I agree that they should be put away for a very long time.
     
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I was thinking maybe they'd be better suited to be targets during a live fire exercise.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Make them jump with their own/packed chutes, like any Chute Master is required to do at any time, but NO reserve!

    If they somehow survive, THEN court martial them.
     
  5. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Incredibly stupie thing to do. I would think there was very little chance of not getting caught. Don't they have some minimum IQ for recruits?
     
  6. cdw

    cdw Ahhhh...the good life.

    Update:

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Two Marines have been charged with attempted murder in the sabotage of more than a dozen parachutes that left three soldiers slightly injured last fall, the military said.

    Lance Cpl. Antoine Boykins, 21, of Baltimore and Lance Cpl. Julian Ramirez, 25, of Los Angeles were charged Feb. 12. They have been jailed since January.

    A base spokesman, Staff Sgt. Jay Connolly, declined comment on a possible motive for the sabotage and said he did not know what sentences the charges carry.

    This was reported 2/20, there haven't been any further updates that I can see. I also could not find anything giving any kind of explaination for their behavior. (not that I think there could be any kind of excuse what so ever)
     

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