Friday, September 30, 2016

Violent Abuse by Marines and the culture of secrecy that has allowed it to continue

This important story is on the front page of today's New York Times:

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — In Marine Corps boot camp, Thomas Weaver learned to endure punches, kicks and choking by drill instructors in the Third Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C. When one instructor repeatedly bashed his head against a doorway, he kept quiet and acted as if it were no big deal. But what he eventually could not take was the lying that covered up the abuse.

read the rest of the story here:

Ex-Marine describes violent hazing and the lies that covered it up
by Dave Philipps
New York Times