Sinclairs attorneys claim that the Army pressed ahead with a weak case for fear of political blowback if they dropped the charges against a high-profile defendant. What a mess. Sexual-assault cases are often difficult to prosecute, whether in civilian or military courts, but the U.S.
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Conn. officials tell gun owners to relinquish or destroy banned assault weapons
But the new pleas were shared by the New York Times and are expected to enter into court at Fort Bragg tomorrow morning. Sinclair’s guilty plea will ostensibly absolve him of the sexual assault charges, instead reducing his plea to sexual misconduct, among other more minor charges. The new guilty pleas expected to be entered Monday include disobeying a commander’s order not to contact his mistress, using demeaning language to refer to female officers and using a curse word when confronted about that conduct, and misusing his government travel charge card.
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Army General Will Plead Guilty to Lesser Charges in Sexual Assault Case
Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year’s gun control law.
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