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Military Law and Defending Lt. Michael Behenna

Apr
7,
2010
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Behenna FamilyAs a follow up to our previous post, Trucking Veterans also Military Veterans, the injustice surrounding the incarceration of Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna continues.    Al-Qaida terrorist, Ali Mansur, organized an attack which killed two U. S.  soldiers and injured two others.   Lt. Behenna and his platoon later captured Mansur.  While serving in Iraq and performing his military duties within a war zone, Lt. Behenna was ordered to transport Mansur back to his home and release him.

While transporting Mansur, under military orders, Mansur lunged for Behenna and Lt. Behenna shot him in self-defense.  An expert witness by the prosecutors corroborated Michael’s story, but the prosecutors never called the witness and failed to tell the defense team which is a direct violation of the Brady Material.   A highly regarded and well respected military officer among his peers, Lt. Behenna remains in prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and is serving a 15 year sentence.

Talk show personality, Michael Savage has come to Michael’s defense, donating $100,000 of his own money to help free this American Hero.   Learn what you can do to help by visiting the Defend Michael Behenna website.

Michael’s parents, Scott and Vicki Behenna have been working to get Michael a new trial.

Scott Behenna has a degree in Criminal Justice and worked for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) for 25 years.  The last four years at the OSBI, he worked on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, retiring from the OSBI in 2007.  He later began a consulting position with the Department of Homeland Security.   In 2008, he was hired by the FBI as an Intelligence Analyst where he currently works on National Intelligence issues.

Vicki Behenna is a career federal prosecutor with 21 years of service.  She was one of the prosecutors responsible for the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols concerning the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.   She is one of the most well thought of and respected Federal prosecutors in the state of Oklahoma.

They continue their fight to defend their son’s honor against the military law that, instead of protecting the American soldier, sends them to prison while serving their country during a time of war.  Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio looked at the case around Lt. Behenna and explains what you can do to help free Lt. Behenna.

Original air date:  Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 7 PM EST:

Military Law – Defending Lt. Michael Behenna on Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”

Sign the petition for the release of Lt. Behenna:

http://www.petitiononline.com/MBehenna/petition.html

Write a letter to the Secretary of the Army, asking for Michaels’ release:

Secretary of the Army – John McHugh
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1400

Furthermore, if you can help in any way for his legal expenses, please do so.   Mail donations to:

1LT Michael Behenna Legal Defense Fund
c/o Jack Dawson, co-trustee
100 Park Avenue, Second Floor
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-8099

Thanks for your support,

Allen Smith

© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  2. Mark A. Smith

    It has become a sad issue when our protecters are not supported in their actions. The criminal that Lt. Behenna was transporting had killed and injured American Soldiers while committing terrorist acts. Not while acting as a soldier of his countries. There should be no question as to what should have been done with him. It was not that he be released. My father was a soldier for almost forty years. My son served deploying to Africa and the middle east. I am sorry to see that we no longer support those who protect us.

  3. Allen Smith

    Hi Mark: We can support those who protect us! Tell everyone you can about this injustice against Lt. Behenna and send them to Scott and Vicki’s site: http://defendmichael.wordpress.com/

    Sign the petition for the release of Lt. Behenna:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/MBehenna/petition.html

    Write a letter to the Secretary of the Army, asking for Michaels’ release:

    Secretary of the Army – John McHugh

    1400 Defense Pentagon

    Washington, D.C. 20301-1400

    Furthermore, if you and everyone can help in any way for his legal expenses, please do so. Mail to:

    1LT Michael Behenna Legal Defense Fund
    c/o Jack Dawson, co-trustee
    100 Park Avenue, Second Floor
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-8099

    Thanks . . . Allen

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