Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Help Support Protecting Military Rape Victims' Human Rights

Or cover it up!!

 Since advocating against military workplace abuse, I’ve questioned, “Why haven't any of the military rape victims challenged the Secretary of Defense or President Obama for violation of their Civil Rights, much less their human rights?!   They are members of a "Protective Class!"

For several years now, the media has reported compelling evidence of military sex crimes; involving hazing, bullying; even murder.   Remember Lavena Johnson’s story. http://www.militarycorruption.com/lavenajohnson-blast.htm

 Unfortunately veterans are not receiving much help from Congress!

A few years ago I blogged about the Civil Rights act, stating:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation the act was later amended prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age, it also prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace.

Title VII of the CRA created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to implement the law, which is managed by the Secretary of Labor.

Unfortunately for military personnel, the Secretary of Defense was granted executive authority to establish and manage the military’s Equal Employment Opportunity program, which is independent of the Secretary of Labor.

After the passage of the 1964 CRA, President Johnson issued: EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 11246; September 28, 1965, 30 F.R. 12319 - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Which states:

PART I----NONDISCRIMINATION IN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT

Section 101. It is the policy of the Government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in Federal employment for all qualified persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, creed, color, or national origin, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program in each executive department and agency. The policy of equal opportunity applies to every aspect of Federal employment policy and practice.

Sec. 102. The head of each executive department and agency shall establish and maintain a positive program of equal employment opportunity for all civilian employees and applicants for employment within his jurisdiction in accordance with the policy set forth in Section 101.

This law continues to grant senior military officials executive authority to investigate themselves.  Furthermore, the 1950s Feres Doctrine prohibits military veterans from being able to sue the federal government on the grounds of negligence or  medical malpractice; unless the victim's injury/harm occurred while in prison; similar to my case.

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