Best Defense

Impressive judge

He sentenced a troubled Special Forces vet to 24 hours in jail for lying about a urine test.

1000px-Balanced_scale_of_Justice.svg

 

He sentenced a troubled Special Forces vet to 24 hours in jail for lying about a urine test. Then, worried about that vet, the judge, a vet himself, spent the time in jail with the vet, talking to him. There was only one bunk, so the judge slept on the floor.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola

By Taboola

More from Foreign Policy

By Taboola