TW: RACISM, ANTI-ASIAN RACISM, BULLYING, ASSAULT, SUICIDE, DISCUSSION OF RAPE IN THE MILITARY
Sgt. Adam Holcomb, who was found guilty of maltreatment and assault — but acquitted on charges of negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, communicating a threat and hazing — in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, was sentenced to just 30 days in military jail: Jury Recommends 30-Day Sentence for Sergeant in Army Hazing Case.
But he will remain in the service. A military jury recommended Holcomb should be reduced one rank, to specialist, and be fined $1,181.55. This is apparently the monetary cost of driving a Chinese American soldier to his death.
The U.S. military, overall, doesn’t acknowledge that sexual assaults take place within their ranks. So I’m not surprised they won’t acknowledge racism, either. Even if it leads to repeated violations ultimately causing a soldier’s death.
Fuck this shit.
They fucking killed Danny Chen. They fucking killed Danny Chen. A man willing to serve a country that clearly does not, and never did, value him as anything more than a non-human tool to be taken advantage of — they fucking killed him and this is all they get.
The US military system… using, exploiting and abusing the bodies, minds and patriotism of american soldiers of color since ever.