Dear Jagcorps, Esq,
SECTION I: Evaluation of the Outcome
I am going to have to disagree with you. My brother is in the Marine Corps so I am not biased toward disliking Marines and my dad was a Drill Sgt. and is a retired Master Sgt. from the Army, so I am actually biased toward favoring honorable military personnel.
SECTION II: Explanation of Disagreement
I am, however, disgusted by the fact that a Marine would harm an innocent non-threatening civilian, when it is their duty to protect all civilians of the United States of America. There is a code of conduct by which to adhere and abide. This particular Marine violated the oath he took. It is utterly despicable that any Marine or any military official would conduct himself in such a manner. That being said, I am, despite the way this particular Marine conducted himself, very grateful for our brave and honorable Marines abroad. I am extremely appreciative for their services, of which makes me very proud of my brother, father, and the entire U.S. Military.
SECTION III: Disciplinary Actions to be Enforced
It appears to me that you are biased toward favoring military personnel as well, and I would be too if I were you. Do you agree that, that particular marine is not only unethical but should be punished by his commanding officer? Will he be punished by his commanding officer? What type of punishment will occur? Will he go to Military court for this assault on an innocent non-threatening civilian (whom he should be protecting non-the-less)?
SECTION IV: Rebuttals
Respectfully XXXXX XXXXX my question was not answered. You stated, quote; "No, generally speaking there are only a few states that have tried considering hands and feet (specifically professional boxers) as deadly weapons." - [I asked about Marines, this one trained in Martial arts as he knew the kick moves and choke moves to snap someone's neck, my neck]
Quote cont; "The most recent state that even attempted this, that I can find, was Florida. Whose Supreme court struck it down as unconstitutional, as every assault could then be classified as an assault with a deadly weapon. - [What were the circumstances in this particular case? Was the defendant a Marine? A Boxer? A Civilian? Need more information to determine if this is even a relevant case to consider as precedent.]
Quote cont; "Michigan has no case law or statutory law considering hands as deadly weapons [again, respectfully, XXXXX XXXXX the question, I didn't ask about law, I asked about precedent anywhere in the United States where a Marine who assaulted an innocent non-threatening civilian could have his hands, feet, and/or any other body part considered as the deadly weapon, not hands of just any schmuck, hands of a trained killing machine (which is what a Marine is), with experience in martial arts. I see you are not a Marine, you are an Enlisted Army JAG. All Marines receive martial arts training, I know, my brother is a Marine, as I stated before]
Quote cont; "and there certainly is not one specifically stating that all Marines would be considered deadly weapons as such a law would certainly be unconstitutional"
With all due respect Sir, that statement is so irrelevant, I don't know why you even included it. It simply makes no sense. Why would any congressman even considered thinking of drafting a law like that? Draft a law to compromise our Countries heroes. Absolutely ludicrous.
SECTION V: The Issue at Hand
The issue at hand is a non-threatening, unarmed, submissive, and non confrontational civilian who did not provoke, not-to-mention even try to attack, a Marine trained and skilled in fighting tactics and martial arts used to kill in the time of war during battle. If you don't consider the hands of a Marine, trained to use his hands and/or any other body part for that matter, to kill enemies, then I don't know what you considered a weapon. I certainly think those hands are more of a deadly weapon than a knife, brass knuckles, bats, cro-bars, etc., that would be used by a civilian or anyone for that matter.
SECTION VI: Conclusion and Requests
Please research court rulings and court case verdicts that deal with a Marine, or any similar trained killing machine, to find out if anything has ever been ruled in a similar way as I described in the 'issue at hand' section. Please address each section with an explanation and feedback. I am more concerned with court precedent at any level, whether it being on a Civil, all the way to a Supreme Court, case.
I appreciate your time and effort in researching this matter. I thank you in advance for your service and I admire your position as an enlisted member of the Army JAG. I commend you for your services to our great country, you are a brave individual.