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Air Force vet: "Violent crime at Fort Hood has been happening for years"

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September 3rd 2020

Amid a slew of murders and sexual violence at the controversy-steeped Fort Hood U.S. Army Base, including the recent sexual assault and murder of Vanessa Guillén, top commander Major General John B. Richardson IV has been demoted and reassigned. In the past year alone, the base has seen 23 deaths and the disappearance of 13 soldiers. This comes as the U.S. base states it will be conducting an "in depth" investigation into Guillén's killing. "We have been very clear that the Army can no longer continue to investigate itself," says Air Force veteran Pam Campos-Palma, who leads the Vets for the People project, adding that Congress must provide proper oversight as the only institution "that can hold the Department of Defense accountable." #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: SoundCloud: iTunes:!-audio/id73802554 Daily Email Digest:

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