Quote: Originally Posted by Goober
While stationed at garrison Edmonton we had a few Soldiers were civilian charges were laid - They were suspended from work - Their pay was frozen outside of basics needed to get by -
The media went on a frenzy - Hanging the soldiers publicly - The soldiers were cleared -
Is this nutcase still being paid while in jail?
Did not see anything on that in the media reports.
It is interesting seeing the difference in military punishment from our to yours. For one, our guys would not have pay frozen unless they are convicted.
For a minor crime or infraction he/she can waive the right to a court martial and accept NJP (Non Judicial Punishment) which the max that can happen is a reduction in rank, half months pay for two months and one month restriction.
In a serious crime he has to go to NJP so the OIC can recommend Court Martial and restrict he/she pending court martial.
A Military person is subjected to civillian laws if a crime is committed off base and has to face a civillian judge. Depending on the severity the Judge can release him to the military and the military can try him for that crime. Lets say a couple of Marines get into a brawl out in town (typically it is with other Marines
) the Judge will just release them to the MP's and the units will decide punishment.