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The Disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

A second set of remains has been found. This set is believed to be those of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen though they have not been verified yet. A soldier that military officials suspected might be involved in Guillen’s disappearance, fled the base. Military personnel let the police know they were looking for him. Killeen police found the soldier but when they tried to approach him, he pulled a gun and shot and killed himself. This soldier is one that had interacted with Guillen’s family. He had actually laughed at Mayra Guillen, Vanessa’s sister, when Mayra asked if he knew where Vanessa was.

Another individual, “the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood soldier”, was also arrested. As usual, the military is not releasing any information, including the name of the soldier who killed himself, the name of the female arrested or what her role was in the death of Vanessa Guillen.

Once the heat was turned up, Pfc. Guillen was found fairly quickly. If the military had taken this situation seriously, if they had cared at all about their personnel, they may have found Pfc. Guillen much sooner. It’s doubtful that finding her sooner would have saved her life but there would have been more evidence. The military is failing its people.

Martin Gugino, Injured by Buffalo Police, Released from Hospital

The video of the 75-year-old activist who was shoved backwards and injured when he fell and struck his head, has been seen by pretty much everyone. Police apologists immediately began saying that Mr. Gugino was an actor and that the whole thing had been faked. There were even people trying to explain away the blood flowing out of Mr. Gugino’s ear, saying the strap across his chest was really some elaborate tube from a pump. It was the strap for the pack he carried. Mr. Gugino suffered a fractured skull and now, almost a whole month later, is finally doing well enough to be released from the hospital. This was police brutality, period.

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