Aug 27, 2010

Recruiting Another Zero

Are we coming back to the post-Vietnam era of military recruiting? Is this what judges think is an appropriate action to take for someone that obviously can't conform and is not looking for any type of discipline. I can't wait to read the follow-on story of this kid going to jail for killing American Soldiers:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A judge ordered an Alabama man to join the military as a condition for of his probation for a provocative Facebook message about the mass killing at Virginia Tech.

Zachary Lambert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing communications, and a judge in Montgomery placed the 23-year-old man on probation. She ordered him to follow through with his plans to join the service to stay out of jail.

A recruiter says the Army can't take Lambert while he's on probation, but the judge says that part of the sentence can be adjusted if Lambert enlists.

Lambert was a student at Faulkner University in December when he posted a message on Facebook about breaking the record of the Virginia Tech shooter, who killed 32 people.

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