“Leavenworth” premieres Sunday, October 20th on STARZ
“From executive producers Paul Pawlowski, David Check, and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, comes a controversial true-crime story playing out in the military justice system. Clint Lorance is serving a 19-year sentence for murder at The United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth. While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, the former lieutenant ordered fire on three local men riding a motorcycle, killing two of them and outraging his platoon. In a first-hand account of a soldier navigating the US Army’s legal system, Lorance seeks to overturn his conviction, provoking emotional debate between supporters and detractors that rises to the national stage. As determinations on Lorance’s fate unfold, questions probe not only the merits of his conviction, but analyze the system at large and ultimately test the balance of guilt and innocence in the inscrutable circumstances of today’s wars.”
As we head into this Labor Day, I wanted to post some more information about an individual who will not share the same luxury. Lt. Clint Lorance will sit in a prison cell, like he does every single day, because of complete and total misconduct on the part of his superior army officers and JAGS.
Clint Lorance is innocent and deserves a disapproval of findings, immediately, from our President. Clint was a star member of the Army and is an unfortunate consequence of Barack Obama’s rules of engagement.
He is serving a sentence to make those who hold higher ranks than his, i.e. Brigadier Joseph General Berger, III look good among the elitists. Berger, the former Chief Judge of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, would rather lie than be honest about their own mistakes. He is a disgrace, the worst of his kind, letting a genuine officer pay the price for his politics.
Shame on you BG Berger for your lack of duty, honor and character.
As a point of reference for our readers, who are as avid about this case as our show is, I am including a sworn declaration about Clint Lorance, from his former Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Daniel Gustafson. CSM Gustafson explains in great detail who Clint is, and who he was, when he was in the Army and on the battlefield with his men and how Colonel Mennes cut Lorance loose.
CSM Gustafson states that Clint was a sharp Lieutenant, chosen from many, to lead First Platoon in certain combat patrols. The chain-of-command protected themselves from any negative blowback to their career trajectory by abandoning Clint and starting a narrative that he was a bad apple, off the rails.
We are here to right the wrong and correct this false narrative.
Read the full declaration.
MUST READ: A Tragic Miscarriage of Justice for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance
By Lynda McLaughlin
In my 15 years with the Sean Hannity Show, I have seen some of the most wonderful, amazing and truly incredible efforts by our listeners and viewers to help their fellow man. Unfortunately, I have seen the other side as well, a side where good men go to prison, while pompous and arrogant elitist spread ‘fake news.’
Today, I am reaching out to our audience to alert you to a tragic miscarriage of justice. Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance is sitting in Fort Leavenworth for a crime he did not commit. He is innocent, and after dedicating his life to this great country we have repaid him with a brown uniform and a jail cell.
Clint’s story has been widely reported, following the attack on July 2, 2012 in Afghanistan on his platoon. Like so many of our officers, Lorance and his platoon served under Barack Obama’s rules of engagement (ROE). These ROE were nothing but handcuffs for the brave men and women who were unfortunate enough to serve our nation during his tenure.
Clint’s situation has taken a turn for the worse with Brigadier General Berger, the Chief Judge of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, who has the authority to oversee his case. Berger spoke out of turn against Clint, betraying his uniform and the people of this nation with the lies he has told about an innocent man.
Berger took to the stage to speak at CSIS where he proceeded to defame Lorance and lie about his actions while in Afghanistan. He was abusive and cruel with the words he ascribed to him, but further and most importantly, he LIED. Clint’s attorneys informed General Berger that his accusations were factually incorrect. Berger at first seemed eager to remedy his actions. But instead, he has chosen to allow that lie to live on and has not yet corrected the record.
One of Clint’s attorney’s Don Brown has written a book about the trials and tribulations of Clint’s case (Travesty Of Justice: The Shocking Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance) and has an entire chapter on General Berger; the salient points related to this article are here:
Now, we are bringing General Berger’s actions to the forefront. How can a man lying to hundreds of people about Clint’s ‘crimes’ be expected to rule fairly in his case? How can a man who is accusing Clint of crimes that he was acquitted of by a jury of his peers, be trusted to protect our nation and the men and women who serve it? I tell you this, I want Clint Lorance freed, but I also want General Berger held accountable for his disgusting behavior.
MUST READ: TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE: The Shocking Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance
On the morning of July 2, 2012, in the most dangerous warzone in the world, Lieutenant Clint Lorance took command of his small band of American paratroopers at the spearhead of the American War in Afghanistan. Intelligence reports that morning warned of a Taliban ambush against Lorance’s platoon. Fifteen minutes into their patrol, three military-age Afghan males crowded on a motorcycle and sped aggressively down a Taliban-controlled dirt road toward Lorance’s men.
Suicide-by-motorcycle had become a common Taliban murder-tactic against Americans.
Lorance had seconds to react. Either open fire and protect his men, or ignore the speeding motorcycle and pray like hell that his men weren’t about to get blown the hell up. In a split-second decision, Lorance ordered his men to fire. When no weapons were found on the Afghan bodies, the Army betrayed one of its finest young officers and prosecuted Lorance for “murder.”
Hiding crucial evidence from the military jury, and ordering his own men to testify against him or face murder charges themselves, they railroaded Lorance into a 20-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth, where he remains today. TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE chronicles the true story of the most despicable political prosecution in American military history.
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