Oh, the tangle webs we weave. An Army soldier was reading our past articles about the plagiarizing Lieutenant General Aundre “Cut-and-Paste” Piggee and decided to contact us with his interesting story.
A very interesting story indeed, with sex (lots of sex), suicide, jury stacking, unlawful command influence, and of course, a dash of political correctness.
The soldier’s name was SPC Garnard W. Burnside III, a direct descendant of the famous Civil War General Ambrose Everett Burnside. General Burnside was the governor of Rhode Island, then Senator, then Civil War general, then became the first president of the National Rifle Association.
General Burnside proposed marriage to Cynthia Charlotte “Lottie” Moon, but when they got to the alter, she was asked, “Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?” She loudly responded “No sirree Bob” and ran out of the church.
Little Miss Lottie Moon was a spy for the Confederates. She was only using the engagement to General Burnside to gather information about movement of Union forces. When it came time to marry a fat bald guy with his crazy facial hair, it was too much to sacrifice for the Confederate cause.
General Burnside’s most famous notoriety, however, was related to his prominent facial hair. Shaving only his chin, he let everything else grow wild. General Burnside is the reason we use the term “sideburns” when describing facial hair on the side of the face, in front of the ear.
Our story, however, is about his descendant, Army SPC Garnard Burnside who was stationed in Germany and got married to a German national. They were living in “wedded bliss” off base. Or, so he thought.
The Burnsides, even six generations removed, have a real big problem picking the right women. Garnard Burnside found out his wife was having an affair with a German local national employed at the base gym folding towels, whose x-wife was a yoga instructor at the gym.
The towel-folder was a regular Don Juan who was having sex with a multitude of Army wives while their husbands were out crawling on their bellies with a knife in their teeth. It’s a wonder one of the husbands didn’t make him swallow several of the towels he folded everyday.
Garnard Burnside told his wife Nkili (if you can pronounce it, more power to ya), that they needed to talk about her illicit affair(s), but she really didn’t want to talk about something so embarrassing and became violent, and resorted to punching, kicking, etc.
Garnard pulled her by the hand to sit-down and talk about her affair with the towel folding clown she kept on the side.
After an hour or so, Nkili finally calmed down. Later that night, they engaged in a wild night of outrageous, crazy sex. Burnside, on retrospect, realized the sex was a case where his wife was trying to save her marriage (green card) and all the benefits it engendered, by using her sexual prowess to patch up a badly damaged relationship.
The next morning, Burnside told his wife he was planning to speak to the towel-folding clown about the affair he was having with his wife and other Army wives as well.
As he walked out the door, Garnard’s wife mumbled that he would be sorry if he does. Garnard realized later that if wild, exciting sex didn’t do the job to mend their relationship, his wife had a plan B.
She planned to go judge shopping with the stupid politically-correct Americans who lop off heads left and right for political posturing. All she needed was a mere accusation to exact punishment and to protect her status.
Garnard Burnside first reported in for work Special Troops Battalion. Suddenly, his whole life turned to shit when military policemen arrested him for allegedly raping his wife and committing “assault” by grabbing her hand.
Garnard’s wife filed a complaint with German police a few months before the alleged assault and rape. German police investigators arrived at their home and quickly realized Garnard’s wife was making stuff up. The German police threatened to issue her a citation if she called in another frivolous complaint.
PAUSE: This case is so reminiscent of Air Force Major Clarence Anderson case. Major Anderson was wrongfully convicted and sent to prison by the same politically correct military judicial system.
Garnard’s wife knew the German police were on to her tactics, so after Garnard found out about the towel-folding stud, she filed a complaint with the HQ US Army Europe MP desk.
They took the report and notified German police who, once again, investigated and found nothing. German authorities surrendered jurisdiction to Army JAG at their request, because the the Army wanted another head on a platter to prove they care about women.
He had been encouraged by his friends to apply for OCS, but that all went down the toilet when the Army attacked him for a crime against a women.
SPC Garnard Burnside was quickly convicted on literally no evidence, and sent to prison for two years. The key witness for the Article 32 hearing was none other than the towel boy from the gym. Talk about a railroad job!
If the Army really thought he had raped a woman, Burnside would have been sent to prison for twenty years (or more). He’d be sitting in Ft. Leavenworth right now. How many people in Ft. Leavenworth right now, were railroaded into prison by a politically-correct military, not because of actual infractions of law?
He spent two years in federal prison and was released and sent home on appellant leave without pay. While he was at home, a year later, the Criminal Court of Appeals weighed in on the pathetic conviction of Garnard Burnside.
And, just like Colonel Wilson’s case in the Marine Corps, the appeals court said the Army did not have enough evidence to convict and tossed out the rape charge, making no comment about the so-called alleged assault.
The Army, embarrassed by the slap down by the appeals court found Major General John Rossi to convene a second court martial to get Burnside on the “assault” charge. They convicted Burnside again and tossed his ass out of the military.
Ironically, Maj. Gen. John Rossi was two days away from pinning on a third star and taking the reins at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command when he allegedly hanged himself. At least, that’s what the Army said happened. Does anyone remember the dubious “suicide” of Admiral Jeremy Boorda in 1996?
The Special Victims Prosecutor in the case against SPC Burnside was Captain Scott Hockenberry, after his success in getting rid of Burnside, ended up himself facing three counts of sexual assault and three counts of rape.
Capt. Hockenberry was also accused of holding a knife to the victim’s throat. My goodness, you just can’t make this stuff up.
Garnard Burnside, after two court martials later and serving two years in prison, is now a civilian. He was just another poor sap who was steamrolled by the politically correct crowd in the military.
God only knows how many other people’s lives have been ruined because the admirals and generals are politically maneuvering for another star on their shoulders.
We asked Burnside to send us some information on how all this crap went down. So, in his own words, he sent us this for our readers to consider…
“JURY STACKING” WITH MILITARY POLICE
HELPS TO ENSURE CONVICTIONS
Why would any court of law allow three law enforcement officers to serve on a jury at the same time? It’s definitely unheard of and unthinkable in a civilian court system or just about any American judicial proceedings.
That’s because the Jury Selection and Service Act establishes the process for selecting jurors and outlines qualifications a person must meet to serve on a jury. Police members are barred from serving on federal juries, even if they desire to do so according to FEDERAL GUIDELINES.
Under Article 25 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) courts martials aren’t subject to the jury trial requirements of the Sixth Amendment. But seeking to affect the findings or sentence by including or excluding particular service members based on law enforcement status is improper.
(Now) Major General Aundre F. Piggee was the convening authority of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany when what I’m about to tell you all occurred. Right away you already know there is probably malfeasance that occurred if Piggee was involved.
Commanding General of 21st Theater Sustainment Command who stacked the jury with law enforcement officers. As you recall, MG Piggee is also known for committing fraud through plagiarism at the U.S. Army War College.
LTC Joseph DeCosta (Colonel now), HHD, 95th Military Police Battalion; CSM Henry Stearns (retired now), 18th Military Police Brigade; and 1SG Joshua Kreitzer (Command Sergeant Major now), 554th Military Police Company all sat as members of the same court martial panel (jury).
COL Brian R. Bisacre, (now Brigader General) Commander, 18th Military Police Brigade issued a chain-of-command recommendation to proceed to a general court martial in a cases against me, SPC Garnard W. Burnside.
COL Brian R. Bisacre oversaw the entire Article 32 hearing which contributed to the multiple miscarriages of justice against me as I worked for HHC, Special Troops Battalion.
I was court martialed for allegations of rape and assault by a court martial panel convened with COL Brian R. Bisacre’s senior leadership handpicked from the MP Brigade, MP Battalion, and MP Company.
Within weeks of the general court martial MG Aundre F. Piggee issued a memorandum to the Commander of the U.S. Army Europe Regional Medical Command alleging that the accused soldier had already admitted crimes to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
Piggee ordered a Rules for Court Martial (R.C.M) 706 Sanity Board to determine if I was competent to stand trial and understand the proceedings. I was found competent, understood the proceedings, and prepared for everything he was to be subjected to.
Despite my pleas of innocence, I was found guilty and sentenced to a reduction to lowest rank, 24 months in prison, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and dishonorable discharge.
After having served confinement to completion the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) overturned the alleged rape convictions; but failed to address the alleged assault. ACCA authorized a rehearing and a new convening authority chose to do a re-sentencing only hearing because the alleged victim my x-wife chose not to participate at all.
A military judge alone sentenced me again to reduction to lowest rank and a letter of reprimand. I was ultimately given an honorable discharged prior to any action by the convening authority and in the middle of the appellate process.
At trial that military judge informed the members of the court during voir dire that charges were preferred and forwarded with recommendations as to disposition by COL Brian R. Bisacre. After the court members received the instructions from the military judge the trial counsel conducted voir dire.
The trial counsel read the names of all law enforcement witnesses who would be providing expected testimony except for one Military Police Investigator (MPI), I will refer to as “RJ.”
The trial counsel read the names of five special agents and one MP but never disclosed before the court (to include law enforcement members selected for the panel) that MPI RJ would provide testimony.
MPI RJ only gave testimony at trial explaining why he turned the case over to special agents and why he refused to release me to his unit. MPI RJ never provided witness testimony that the accused soldier (me) committed an alleged crime. The trial counsel, jury, and that military judge had no questions for MPI RJ.
The Article 32 hearing was fatally defective. COL Brian R. Bisacre denied the defense’s request for a new Article 32 hearing or to even reopen the Article 32 hearing for the limited testimony of a key witness.
The investigating officer (IO) for the Article 32 denied the key witness and ruled his testimony irrelevant. But, his testimony was very relevant… this was nothing but a railroad job under the guise of being fair and impartial.
Although that simple testimony of a key witness would have established simple facts to which the alleged victim admitted to have lied at the Article 32 hearing and at trial.
One special agent even testified at the Article 32 that, in fact, they had been tasked with contacting the key witness but didn’t follow-up, and failed to do so because the alleged victim said not to do so.
Due to COL Brian R. Bisacre taking action in a judicial capacity this influenced the findings of the Article 32 and the findings of the panel selected. LTC Joseph DeCosta and 1SG Joshua Kreitzer never disclosed their law enforcement relationship with MPI RJ, nor did MPI RJ disclose this before the court.
Had it not been for LTG Aundre F. Piggee being exposed by MilitaryCorruption.com for committing plagiarism at the U.S. Army War College, this newly discovered evidence of jury stacking with military police officers would have never been revealed.
The highest military court, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces (CAAF) has already ruled on the topic of jury stacking and unlawful command influence in U.S. v. Riesbeck, No. 17-0208-CG (C.A.A.F. 2018).
So it’s no surprise that jury stacking in this case involved the Commanding General down to the Brigade Commander & Brigade Command Sergeant Major, to a Battalion Commander, Company First Sergeant, and the multiple law enforcement witnesses.
18th MP Brigade, Chain of Command members involved in fraud of court martial scandal by jury stacking.
Only one good Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) had the backbone to speak out against the military fraud that was occurring. His name is, CSM Henry Stearns, Ret.
Corrupt Cops Excel to the Top in U.S. Army
What’s even worse is that these military police officers are still in leadership positions now with the exception of CSM Henry Stearns who stated during the soldier’s court martial, “If he were accused he wouldn’t want any law enforcement on his panel for court martial.”
CSM Henry Stearns was the only one to speak out against the fraud and was removed. What better way to ensure a court martial conviction than by jury stacking with law enforcement officers.
Just think about it, law enforcement leadership serving on the court martial panel, subordinate law enforcement officers testifying before their own leadership.
Not only was the soldier innocent and the alleged victim found not to be credible but this was supposed to be a fair and impartial trial.
The government’s case was baseless, and revolved around law enforcement practices, not actual facts. Therefore, the need to manipulate the member selection process is evident by the court martial convening orders (CMCO) and the panel members chosen.
The 50th Commandant of U.S. Army Military Police School and chief of the MP Corps is Brigadier General Brian R. Bisacre. COL Jospeh DeCosta was Commander of 3rd Military Police Group (CID).
Command Sergeant Major Joshua Kreitzer is the senior enlisted adviser to 709th Military Police Battalion within the 18th Military Police Brigrade.
I recommend all readers to check out Appendix “A” The Ten Commandments of Unlawful Command Influence in the Commander’s Legal Handbook 2019, Misc Pub 27-8, Military Justice, Unlawful Command Influence, pgs. 17-24.
The Commander’s Legal Handbook is provided by The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, but it explicitly states that the publication is not meant to replace or supersede the independent legal advice of a servicing Judge Advocate.
CAAF Opinion On Jury Stacking: An error “both so obvious and so egregious that it adversely affected not only Appellant’s right to a fair trial by an impartial panel, but also the essential fairness and integrity of the military justice system,” in U.S. v. Riesbeck, No. 17-0208-CG (C.A.A.F. 2018)