Monday, June 20, 2005

Beating Up the Good Guys

The LA Times reports the continuing story of Spc. Sean Baker, a former MP at Guantanamo who was beaten by other MPs in" a training exercise". Baker volunteered to wear an orange detainee's outfit to play the part of an uncooperative detainee. Though he finally told his buddies he was Army, he was beaten so badly he now suffers "seizures, blackouts, headaches, insomnia and psychological problems." The Army later released Baker for medical reasons. Baker has not been satisfied with the military's response, though, for no one has been disciplined for this beating. He has filed suit for $15 million. Next time you see an I Heart Gitmo T-shirt, reserve a little sympathy for Spc. Baker.


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