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Tag: John Towery


ARMY: Burden of proof is on prosecution

Re: “Did Army employee spy on protesters on his own time?” (editorial, 2-1).

If the Pierce or Thurston County prosecutors believe this Army employee committed a crime, under the Posse Comitatus Act or otherwise, then let them go forward with the charges.

However, some of The News Tribune editorial board’s remarks are disturbing, particularly in regard to the Army’s claim that Towery was acting on his own time: “We hope they have proof to back that up in a court of law” and “the Army bears the burden of proof that this didn’t happen in our back yard.”



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