Thursday, April 9, 2015

Military Justice?? by Bob Leahy

Military Justice???

This is how a professional editor/writer tells a story...
Bob Leahy contacted me to cover my story...
He asked if he could have "anything" to read before we spoke.
I asked him how big his "Inbox" was because I wanted to share everything with him...
He was a little surprised but said that would be great...so I sent him all of the court documents, clemency packet, briefs and evidence facts denied by the military judge COL Michael Hargis...

It took him 3 days, but Bob got back to me and was overwhelmed...no investigation, critical evidence denied, no evidence or facts of any possible way to "expose" a person to HIV, physical witnesses in the home called liars and a prosecution witness wanting to recant his testimony because military lawyers lied and misled him in his testimony...

As any good reporter he needed to verify the "story" well he got that and more...

As you will see in his interview/article Bob was able to see by reading the FACTS and through speaking to me that my case is utterly tragic.

I am so thankful for my new friend to the north, Bob Leahy for his professionalism and compassion to take time to READ the record and see for himself that my case represents everything thats wrong and broken with the US Military "legal" system and the ever present fear, bigotry, discrimination that surrounds people living with HIV.

Thank you Bob

Army Veteran Aaron Laxton shares Courage and Life

Living with HIV

So very proud of Aaron Laxton for his courage and desire to Help others LIVE and SUCCEED via his journey


Friday, March 20, 2015

Lets Be Very Clear...

I DELETE ALL LIES and NEGATIVE comments to my story

I guess the pressure to get the truth out has now gained some attention from people or that one person...that a person claiming to be a part of the courtroom post to the story...

If your name is NOT a part the record of Trial as a witness and you were NOT in the courtroom, then you will be BLOCKED.

But let me restate the FACTS from the Record of Trial...

FACT - 1LTCH admitted to lying, stealing passwords, "hacking identity theft under federal oath at the Article 32 hearing and we have the audio tapes of the entire proceeding.

FACT - US Army CID NEVER conducted an investigation.  Not of my home, even though 1LTCH had made outrageous allegations and false descriptions of my home, nor of 1LTCH and his sex life or drug use.

FACT - 1LTCH admitted to knowing my HIV status, from Adam P months before ever meeting me one of only two times in my life.

FACT - my family was in my home and testified as physical witnesses in detail that neither I nor were any of us ever alone with 1LTCH.

FACT - I volunteered to take a polygraph and was denied

FACT - I volunteered for phylogenetic testing to PROVE that my HIV was NOT the same or similar, or the source of HIV in 1LTCH.  1LTCH and the Army denied the test.

FACT - Elliott Scott Henney, the prosecution primary witness against me has gone public posting comments and sending direct message to me, that he was lied to by the US Army prosecution, they threatened him to testify and that he wants to recant his testimony to in his words..."do everything possible to overturn this bullshit trial"

FACT - I did NOT touch 1LTCH.

FACT - I did not "expose" 1LTCH to HIV.

FACT - the TRUTH will come out and I will NEVER STOP until does.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Personal Request to Secretary of the Army John McHugh

Dear Secretary McHugh (c/o COL Crissman)

My name is US Army Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth A. R. Pinkela.  I am writing to request your personal assistance to save my life, my family and my career; but also the integrity of the United States Army.

Sir, I am attaching 72,983 signatures and comments in support for a national campaign to ask you to review a wrongful prosecution that occurred in June 2012 there in the Military District of Washington.

The basis for my direct petition to you is two fold.

First, I was denied every right to a fair, thorough process and with help of my attorney’s have been desperately trying to prove this.

It is documented that there was never a full and thorough investigation of my accuser or the allegations against me.  I even tried to assist the process by both volunteering for a polygraph examination and a DNA type test known as a “phylogenetic test” which is currently used by the DOD medical system and will demonstrate that my HIV strain was NOT that of my accuser….BOTH of these measures were denied by the Staff Judge Advocate and the Commander of the Military District of Washington.

In 2012, after nearly 4+ years of "no activity” in my case, and a direct, personal appeal and personal conversation with GEN Dempsey, the Army prosecutor said, “You are HIV+ so it must have been you…” 

Second, on 2 October 2014, the prosecutions primary witness against me approached me directly, and also went “public”, with his emotional plea to recant his testimony over issues he has described as “being lied to by the Army prosecutor”…”being threatened to testify even though he did not know my accuser or me” and a description of how this ordeal has ruined his life throwing him into years of alcohol abuse and therapy, but with the help of his own family and friends wants to do everything possible to overturn my case.”

Sir, every single outside review, of my record of trial, has proven to be exactly the same…utter disbelief and anger that “this” could happen in our Army.

Just yesterday, 19 February 2015, the US Army War College had the courage to admit that dishonesty and deception are prevalent in our Army.  
A sad, but powerful report that MUST be used to my a review of my case and the entire UCMJ process.  We cannot tolerate or allow lives to be destroyed with false allegations. 

I want to be very clear, I do not want to make this about my accuser…the evidence is and was available, including his own sworn Article 32 testimony that he admitted to lying, stealing and identity theft…It is my personal conviction that the young man will have to live with his own actions…

Again, the purpose of my request, is to have my name cleared, my career and my retirement restored and for lessons learned from my case to bring desperately needed change to the military justice system and process.

Sir, I love my Army…even after all of this.  I gave my life to my Nation and to my Army.  That’s all been taken away and I am truly innocent.

My boss from G3-FM, COL Mike Linnick, who you knew very well, reviewed my record and testified at your Secretary of the Army Clemency Board back in June 2012.  Colonel Linnick did this not out of loyalty to me, but out of loyalty to the Army we all gave our lives to serve.  I hope you will see the transcript from that hearing in which COL Linnick told your representatives, “we got this one wrong.”

Sir, you may not remember me, but I met with you numerous times on Capitol Hill while you were a Member of Congress and I was the Legislative Liaison for the Army to the House of Representatives and in many Force Structure (TAA) briefings.
  
I am asking you as “the" senior leader in our Army, as a man of integrity and deep personal conviction...I deserve a fair review.

Sir, we have nothing to loose and everything to gain by honoring my request. 

I am asking you to appoint a trusted representative to look into my case and ask the tough questions.

The truth is there.  

It is NOT my will/intent to embarrass the Army in anyway, on the contrary, as a proud Force Manager (FA50) I know “change” is always hard, but we MUST do everything possible to ensure the Trust and Integrity of our soldiers and civilians that make up our great Army.
  
We can all learn and grow from this, and I want our Army to be better from this, but I have got to have your support in making this happen.
  
The lawyers are going to tell you “time” has passed for new evidence…we must not accept this “excuse”…there should NEVER be a time limit on the truth.

Sir, Congress has entrusted you, as the Service Secretary, with the ultimate Title X authority as the final approval authority of my case, and the sad recommendation to dismiss my 26+ years of service, as an officer, from the roles.
  
It is from that authority, I am asking you to demand a full review, so that YOU have ALL of the FACTS, to be FULLY informed and enable you to do the right thing for my family, for me and for the Army.

Very Respectfully,

Kenneth A. R. Pinkela
LTC, USA


CC:  Sen Charles Schumer
Sen Kirsten Gillbrand
Sen Claire McCaskill
Rep Sean P Maloney


US Army War College confirms that Army personnel in fact LIE

US Army personnel of all ranks are Liars

"U.S. Army War College study states "dishonesty and deception" among Army personnel is common, often encouraged to maintain a false sense of integrity."

Everyone except my accuser...1LTCH...
Oh wait, he admitted, under oath to lying, stealing and Identity Theft...but yet I am the one who is guilty without any evidence?

This is extremely powerful to have the War College admit that dishonesty and deception are common...so if "we" all know it then why doesn't the JAG Corps and CID know it?

You are trusted with the ultimate responsibility to "protect" the force and conduct Fair Thorough investigations if a "crime" occurred...

You did not even give me the honor of an investigation, and now we know that CPT S, US Army prosecutor from the Military District of Washington, threatened and lied to Elliot Henney, a civilian, to provide false testimony and bolster your case.

I am NEVER going to STOP screaming as loud as possible that I am INNOCENT and will do everything possible to ensure YOU are punished for what you did to my family and to me. 

I know my accuser, 1LTCH reads this blog...KARMA is coming for you and I just gave her a "Red Bull" to speed up taking you down.

You may be a brand new New York barred attorney, but not for long...I have the Article 32 voice recording (official copy) in which you admit to lying, stealing, and hacking...

The New York State bar association is going to get a copy and I pray they take action and get you out of my state, bisbar you and send you packing.

You can't run from the TRUTH for long.




Saturday, January 10, 2015

Secretary John McHugh Review LTC Ken Pinkela's case and Dismiss ALL charges

Review LTC Pinkela's case

As of this morning, 32,964 have signed up to call for my case to be reviewed...

My case represents the other side of a broken UCMJ system...they can't handle the sad, real assault cases and they can't handle the false allegation cases.

There are National standards of investigation being ignored by the services...
Personal biases should NEVER be involved in the application of the LAW

Lady Justice has a blindfold and balanced scales..but NOT under UCMJ.

If they truly cared about the Law and Good Order and Conduct of the Armed Forces, then Senior Leaders must do everything possible to acknowledge the failures and FIX the system...

Please Sign and Share my petition.