How does his being a "former active duty Marine" have any bearing at all? Does he get extra 2A rights for that?
My thoughts on the matter exactly. I've apprehended both active duty and former marines for rape, robbery, and murder. OTOH, one of my former partners was an ex-marine. He was a fine investigator.
Don't mean nuthin.
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)