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Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims -- one of whom ultimately killed himself by leaping down a stairwell. A military jury handed out the punishment to Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix a day after convicting him of abusing more than a dozen trainees at the Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Among other things, he taunted the Muslims as "terrorists" or "ISIS" and ordered two of them to climb into an industrial clothes dryer, spinning one of them around in the scorching machine until he renounced his faith, the jury decided.

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My Marine Corps has no room for -------- like this gunny.

Enjoy Leavenworth, -------

#1 | Posted by hoser at 2017-11-10 06:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The question is how did it go that far that someone had to commit suicide for the Marines to do something about it?

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-10 06:35 PM | Reply

#2 Religious bigotry was par for the course when I was in the army back during the Cold War.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-10 06:47 PM | Reply

#1

Agreed.

Bummer that this happened, clearly this DI was nothing more than a prejudiced psycho.

On a brighter note, Happy 242nd Birthday to the Corps.

Semper Fi to everyone but this -------.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-10 07:11 PM | Reply

#1 NW

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-10 07:16 PM | Reply

Isn't this an expect result? Hell, many civilians who read this (assuming they read) probably think he should have been promoted.

15+ years of war is going to produce some toxic end products. This guy seems like one of them (not saying he shouldn't have been prosecuted/sentenced) and I have to wonder if this mentality is quite normal but only dealt with when it becomes unavoidably egregious like this case.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-11 12:18 AM | Reply

Semper Fi to everyone but this -------.

#4 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT

Are all of your screen names Marines?

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-11 07:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

What would BOAZ have done had he been this criminal's C.O. ?

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-11-11 01:14 PM | Reply

The US Marine Corps should feel shame that this pig was in a position to mold recruits for so long. A little bit of introspection might be in order.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-11 07:58 PM | Reply

A little bit of introspection might be in order.

I'm sure you won't find references to a "Code Red" in the manual.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-11 08:05 PM | Reply

During WWII my grandfather hated southern drill instructors because they would go after him for being Italian. And it wasn't the kind of thing where after he survived the war, he appreciated that they were just trying to toughen him up. He still hated those jergovs for the rest of his life.

#11 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-12 02:57 PM | Reply

A little bit of introspection might be in order.

#9 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2017-11-11 07:58 PM | FLAG:

They've got so soft you can't even use knife hands anymore.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 09:27 AM | Reply

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