As is being discussed in comments, here is a link to the Stars and Stripes article about the CA’s decision in United States v. Wilkerson. Our prior coverage of the verdict and sentence is here and here. Some snippets in the Stripes story:
Wilkerson’s accuser said she was “stunned.”
“I was assaulted. I reported it. I endured the public humiliation and the end result is that it was all for nothing,” she said in a statement.
She said she thought that the reversal would have a negative impact on people’s willingness to report assaults and that it “smacks of cronyism, a good old boys network among the elite of the Air Force.
“Would the Lt. General’s decision been the same if Wilkerson had been enlisted or not a pilot?” she said.
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But critics of the military response to sexual assault said they were not surprised by Franklin’s decision to dismiss the case.
“It’s a classic example of the broken military justice system,” said Nancy Parrish, president of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy and support organization for military sexual assault victims.. “It’s absolute command discretion over the rule of law.”
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“It’s a system full of command bias and conflict of interest,” Parrish said. “The culture is still about blaming the victim and punishing the victim. Until you remove inherent bias and conflicts of interest, justice will not be served.”
Additional coverage here (Air Force Times).