Former Marine Cpl. Eric Gonzales doesn’t remember much about the night last year he led police in Orange County, Calif., on a high-speed, 26-minute chase that ended when he threw his truck into reverse and crashed into the patrol car behind him.
Louisville will launch the first ever veterans court in Kentucky. The court will give veterans services and programs that are not available to average civilians. A federal grant is covering the cost of the court.
He’d used drugs for decades to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder from the Vietnam War, and was eventually arrested for selling cocaine to an undercover cop.
pecial veterans courts are popping up in virtually every corner of the country. Starting in Buffalo, NY in 2008, the mission behind establishing veterans courts was to address the hard issues behind the sharp spike of crime among new veterans: drug and alcohol abuse.
On JULY 13, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the military BCMR’S ( Board For Correction of Military Records ) were arbitrary and capricious, committed an abuse of discretion, and violated matters of law.
Following on the heels of the Henderson decision by the Supreme Court, on April 26, 2011, the Veterans Court (CAVC) issued a decision on a petition by William Freeman that ordered VA provide a process for veterans to challenge the appointment of a VA fiduciary to control his or her finances. Mr. Freeman wanted to challenge the appointment of a stranger to handle his finances instead of his sister, a woman who had taken care of him and his father for more than two decades.