Look for his lawyer John Tiemessen to go for a defense involving PTSD as a result of his service in Iraq. The problem is that he was a driver for officers in the rear, he NEVER saw combat - as proven by the lack of Combat Infantry Badge in his discharge.
Well done. Documents abound!
Two years active duty? Part of me says Thank You For Your Service. Part of me says you could have done more than that.
No PTSD excuses domestic violence.
So can a soldier get PTSD without actually seeing combat?
“Yes, you can,” says Craig Bryan, the executive director of the National Center for Veterans Studies. “It’s actually an issue the science in the last several years has been catching up with.”
In the past year, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which classifies mental disorders for the American Psychiatric Association, changed its criteria for PTSD to no longer require that a person must have been in a life-threatening situation.
The APA found that many members of the military and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though they didn’t think they were going to die, manifested the problems associated with PTSD.
I believe he was part time in the Reserves or Guard and then activated for deployment. The DD214 only covers the period of federal activation and not the entire period of service.
You guys are giving Trump a lot of free publicity with your Sarah Palin hard-on articles. Though, I say “a lot” knowing Gawker has long been going to shit, so surely your traffic numbers are down. You guys claimed you were moving to be a more Colbert Report-esque website but evidence proves otherwise. I hate Sarah Palin but why, all of a sudden as she comes back into a pseudo-prominence, do you guys drum up a shit storm of stuff about her children (granted they are adults). Do you need attention that badly? Yes, you do. I bet you guys don’t make it to day 500 of your pointless, on-going, waste of keyboard taps, Kristen Cavallari article series if that’s even what it should be called (I believe shit is the proper term). Gawker seems to be a collection of some of the biggest douche “writers” a company could find. And don’t get me started on your community. Your most active user is a dude whose username is Milton Berle’s ****. That summarizes the quality of your website quite succinctly. We get it! You guys hate Trump! You hate most republicans and think they’re crazy! Congratulations you have an opinion! Now stop drudging up shit and do some damn reporting on actual news for your newly anointed “politics” website.
I agree on most of your rant, save for slamming MBC, but her rambling goat bleat of an endorsement to shut down Ted Cruz IS news. Delightful, delightful news. I have banned myself from commenting on Palin for three years in the hope she would go away if I tried hard enough. Suck it up, buttercup!
I agree her backing Trump is news and even to an extent, the domestic violence issue with her son. But can’t you just feel the collective mouths of the Gawker staff frothing and their pants tightening as they type out these “reports”. Don’t get me wrong though, Palin can disappear into the abyss for all I care. It just seems excessive and exploitative. Also, has anyone noticed that in the ad Bush is running with the train in it, when they show Rubio spinning like a weather vane, there’s a cloud in the background that looks mysteriously penis-ish?
Colbert-esque? Thought it was trying to return to more of a Wonkette level of snark.
No, I haven’t seen it. I just think that a people running a platform on the affectation of morals should be called out. It is a track record that cannot be overlooked. Haha, TRACK record.
Stay classy, Palin family!
Beating your girlfriend and brandishing a firearm is genuinely fucked up, terrifying shit, and way beyond “stay classy” territory.
Oh, belive me—I’m privately judging this douchebro pretty hard, but scolding people in Gawker comments is kind of...
Sorry if it came across that way. Wasn’t scolding you at all.
This is why Trump got Palin’s endorsement tonight. She’ll be great against Hillary. Her family knows how to beat women.
What’s genuinely terrifying about that is that it’s probably 100% true. The hateful, stupid people who support Trump are the same awful people who blame victims of domestic violence, and still love to joke about what the rule of thumb means.
+1 black eye