Saturday, March 13, 2010

DADT In Action

According to this Yahoo news item, we have another DADT casualty.

Sergeant Jene Newsome (USAF) has been discharged for violating the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Why is this particular case news? Because Newsome didn't tell anybody. She was "outed". Per the article:

The 28-year-old's honorable discharge under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Like that? The cops saw a marriage certificate in her home, and felt it was their moral duty to report Ms. Newsome's sexual orientation to the Air Force. Not outraged yet? Try this:

Police officers, who said they spotted the marriage license on the kitchen table through a window of Newsome's home, alerted the base, police Chief Steve Allender said in a statement sent to the AP.

So we have police officers literally staring in the windows of a private home, and making reports to the military based on what they see.

I can't see a single way this disgusting episode can be justified.

1 comment:

theCL said...

I don't even know the country I live in anymore.