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    Bill passed to remove (military) remains from national cemetery

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    I put this in debates because I'm not sure how it will go..

    Bill OKs removal of vet's body from national cemetery

    ETA.. there is a federal law already that prohibits the burying in national cemeteries if they commit a capital crime.

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    Do you agree or disagree with the bill?

    Do you think a military members civilian crimes/punishment should affect their military afterlife (such as being buried in a national cemetery with honors)?

    Any thoughts at all... ?

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    I'm totally okay with this.
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    I'm good with this.
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    I think it won't hurt anyone but his family and they should leave him where he lies.

    That said, yes, I think that a person's crimes (depending on severity) can and should prevent them from being buried with military honors, if possible. I'm just not convinced it's worth exhuming him and turning his remains over after the mistake was made, personally.
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    I don't have a problem with it either. He committed a shooting spree, that's a pretty bad offense.
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    Works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingWeJoyous View Post
    I think it won't hurt anyone but his family and they should leave him where he lies.

    That said, yes, I think that a person's crimes (depending on severity) can and should prevent them from being buried with military honors, if possible. I'm just not convinced it's worth exhuming him and turning his remains over after the mistake was made, personally.
    I mean, it hurts his victim's family to know that he was buried with full honors in a privileged location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katinahat View Post
    I mean, it hurts his victim's family to know that he was buried with full honors in a privileged location.
    Exactly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by katinahat View Post
    I mean, it hurts his victim's family to know that he was buried with full honors in a privileged location.
    I just don't see how it would un-hurt them to un-bury him there... at least not to the extent that it's worth doing it and hurting his relatives. But I don't feel all that strongly about it either way, I can see where they're coming from. It all sucks, it all hurts. It should have been prevented in the first place, and hopefully in the future this kind of thing will be.
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    I don't think it's right to disturb a body and remove it from the ground if a crime is *discovered* after he/she is buried. However, with this particular case, it sounds like the crime was known from the get-go, and he was never supposed to be buried there. So I'm okay with moving him.
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