Author Topic: U.S. Soldier Sues After Being Beaten During a Training Drill at Guantanamo  (Read 116 times)

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The soldier agreed to wear an orange jumpsuit, and pose as a unruly detainee, in what was supposed to be a training session on how to deal with detainees.  Those who were being trained apparently weren't told this was only a drill, and so they treated him as if he actually was a detainee and beat him to the point where he suffered brain damage.


Soldier Sues Over Guantanamo Beating
Spc. Sean Baker, who was medically retired after a drill went awry, asks for $15 million.
By David Zucchino
Times Staff Writer

June 18, 2005

A U.S. military policeman who was beaten by fellow MPs during a botched training drill at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for detainees has sued the Pentagon for $15 million, alleging that the incident violated his constitutional rights.

Spc. Sean D. Baker, 38, was assaulted in January 2003 after he volunteered to wear an orange jumpsuit and portray an uncooperative detainee. Baker said the MPs, who were told that he was an unruly detainee who had assaulted an American sergeant, inflicted a beating that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Baker, a Gulf War veteran who reenlisted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was medically retired in April 2004. He said the assault left him with seizures, blackouts, headaches, insomnia and psychological problems.
 

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interesting to see how this one pans out
 

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that is fucking ridiculous.  the way prisoners are abused, it could have easily been one of them.

 

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lmao  ;D
 

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lol talk about shooting yourself in the foot when your own soldier sues for $15m after one exercise pretending to be a detainee he gets brain damaged.

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?