Seaman Marquie Little, 27, sparked outrage when he posted on Facebook photos of an alleged hate crime committed on his bunk, while working aboard the George H. W. Bush carrier.
There were five photos published displaying the ‘racism’ along with this message from Little:
I am a United States sailor. I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I’m receiving in return. #SailorAskingForHelp things are getting out of hand. Please share. Somebody knows something. (Thank you all for your guidance)
He took this ‘incident’ so far he even did media interviews, claiming the hate crime made him feel ‘unsafe’ to perform his duties.
“Maybe the guy or guys that vandalized my rack would see me out in town,” he exclaimed. “I constantly have to look who’s giving me the side eye.”
The Navy Times reported that an investigation went into the incident, revealing inconsistencies in Little’s testimony of the vandalism.
“An NCIS-supported command investigation following claims of racially-motivated vandalism aboard the (carrier) has determined that the alleged victim staged the incident himself,” Cmdr. Dave Hecht said.
“The United States Navy does not tolerate racial discrimination of any form and the well-being of our Sailors is our top priority,” Hecht continued.
Via Breitbart: The commander also reported that the sailor had “received appropriate administrative actions and additional counseling and training” but would not be dismissed from the service for the incident.
For his part, seaman Little insisted that the investigation was flawed and maintained his innocence.
“And now I’m to be here looking like a bad guy for attention,” Little text to the Navy Times. “I have nothing to gain from doing such an incident but I have everything to lose.”
So what do you think? Is the Navy’s investigation false or is Little trying to play a game?