NCIS finds sailor staged racist vandalism of own bunk

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has investigated a purported incident of racist vandalism of a black sailor's bunk and found that it was staged by the sailor himself. The Navy Times reports (hat tip: Dennis Michael Lynch): A sailor who claimed someone scrawled racial slurs on his bed aboard an aircraft carrier – sparking a viral Facebook post in the process – staged the incident himself, the Navy said Friday. Marquie Little, a 27-year-old African American seaman, posted photos to Facebook on Nov. 15 under an alias that showed his rack on the carrier George H.W. Bush covered in trash and racial slurs. "I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I'm receiving in return," he wrote in the post. I note that the Facebook post linked just above has been either removed or made unavailable to the public.  But Little continues to maintain that his report is true: Little denied staging the...(Read Full Post)