Dan Choi still on trial

| March 25, 2013


Chief Tango sends us a link to the news that Dan Choi, former lieutenant who once punched a platoon sergeant in the chest and couldn’t get promoted past 1st lieutenant after years in the Army and the Guard is still going through the process of being tried for handcuffing himself to the White House fence three times in 2010, while wearing his uniform after he was discharged. And of course, he says it’s not his fault, that it’s some grand scheme to keep him out of the military. From Scoop;

Three years after Choi’s handcuffing protests, the US Federal Attorney’s Office refuses to dismiss the charges against him. The prosecution is being pursued by Assistant US Attorney, Angela S. George.

Generally, White House protestors are arrested and required to pay $100 fine to a municipal court, the equivalent of a parking ticket in the District of Columbia. Instead, in this case, the US Attorney’s Office is invoking a seldom-used federal level criminal charge called “Failure to Obey”.

Lt Choi retorts:

“The charge is baseless. It assumes traffic was blocked, but there is no traffic to block on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The main reason for this charge is to prevent me from re-joining the military, to paint me as simply disobedient. It prevents my rejoining (the military) in a vindictive waste of resources. I stand trial to assert my rights and the rights of all to be treated equally under the law.”

Yeah, well, anyone who has been at the White House knows that the Park Police keep folks moving, especially during protests and rallies. Handcuffing yourself to the fence kind of impedes “moving along” and he did it three times. Even when I was just at the White House to photograph the filthy hippies, I was told to keep moving…and I did.

Of course, he’s a big drama queen, and wants people to think he’s being treated differently, but, ya know, it’s about time that these judges and prosecutors started punishing these protesters instead of letting them be criminals with no repercussions.

ADDED: By the way, Choi refused a plea deal two years ago – I just remembered that.

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  1. ItAllFades says:

    I guess that oh-so-valuable college education didn’t really do much in terms of smarts for this tool.

  2. NHSparky says:

    Fades–well, he DID go to West Point.

    And if you can’t get promoted past O-2 in SIX YEARS, that tells me he’s not exactly going to take to being an E-2 very well.

    Just call it a hunch.

  3. ArtySgtq says:

    Shoulda known. For a half second I thought u could get past your conservative ways and protect a man’s rights and not his beliefs. My bad. Carry on. #UnFollow

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Yeah, your first ever comment. We’re sure going to miss you. And I don’t know what being conservative has to do with a dingus chaining himself to a fence wearing a uniform. I think it has more to do with military bearing than being a conservative. Dan Choi is walking fucking punchline. you obviously know nothing more than what you’ve read in the media. He punched an E-7 in the chest, he spent six years as a lieutenant, he was offered a plea deal in this case and turned it down and now he’s complaining that no one is letting him go free. Cindy Sheehan thinks he’s a worthy cause. He called Breanna Manning a good soldier. Fuck you, asswipe, when you can get past your knee-jerk liberal ways, let me know.

      If that picture of him being dragged down the street like a child in his uniform doesn’t piss you off, I doubt you were ever in uniform yourself. And since you said you were leaving, I helped you keep your word.

  4. ItAllFades says:

    Using # outside of Twitter is pretty dumb.

  5. Ben says:

    “The main reason for this charge is to prevent me from re-joining the military, to paint me as simply disobedient.”

    Yeah. Where would anyone get an idea like that?

    ArtySgtq: His rights are not being violated here. No one has a right to chain themselves to the White House fence. Not you, not me, not anybody. This man is a professional crybaby. He won his silly crusade to repeal DADT, which was a perfectly fine policy, and he’s still whining. He should never be let back in. He’s undisciplined and he has a track record of disobeying orders and assaulting people. He has psychological issues out in the yin-yang. He doesn’t deserve a commission in the US military.

  6. GruntSgt says:

    Yeah! Get Some Jonn!

  7. Mustang2LT says:

    Also, if that picture is of (La) Choi, isn’t he wearing the wrong belt with his ACU’s? I thought that the only belt authorized is a tan rigger’s belt…..oh well. As for the rest his asshattery, punching a PSG isn’t going to endear you to your fellow soldiers. I was just appointed a PL and know that my PSG and squad leaders are critical to my success as an officer.

  8. MSGRetired says:

    After Punching a PSG in the chest I am surprised he still has any teeth !!

  9. NR Pax says:

    @9: Either the PSG was so stunned that an Officer punched him that he didn’t bother reacting, or there were enough people to hold him back from administering a curb stomping.

  10. Mustang2LT says:

    @9 MSGRetired,
    You ain’t lyin’. Most E-7’s I know would have cleaned his clock. I remember reading about this guy before but can’t remember if he received any punishment for that assault. It is funny seeing him get dragged down the street though. He should be denied re-entry into the Army just based on that picture alone. Definitely bringing discredit to the uniform and isn’t there a regulation against wearing a uniform to a protest or political demonstration? He should have left well enough alone and taken the plea deal he was offered. Now, all of his stupidity will be part of the public record!

  11. Mustang2LT says:

    Oh, and one more thing……There ain’t a pill you can take or surgery you can get……Stupid is Forevah! With apologies to Ron White.

  12. B Woodman says:

    #5 Ben
    He doesn’t even deserve an enlistment in anybody’s military. Except maybe someplace muzzie (Saudi, Iran, Iran, Paki, Afghan). Now THAT, I’d pay good money to buy a ticket just to see how someone else’s military would treat this whining GLAAD douchebag. Bring on the beer and popcorn!

  13. cannoncocker says:

    Conversation with myself:
    Self: This is what happens when Cadets get indoctrinated in college.

    Self again: You know this guy went to West Point right?

    Self: Oh, damn…..we’re f***ed…….

  14. B Woodman says:

    PS. RE the poster. Wouldn’t the DC po-po still have to clean up the stinky slime trail left behind from Choi’s behind?? Eewwwwwwww. Hazardous overtime pay.

  15. NHSparky says:

    @3 Arty–ask yourself this question:

    Would you follow this guy into battle?

    Case closed. Thanks for playing.

  16. Eric says:

    As I recall LT Choi also refused to deploy with his unit to Iraq. I think this guy’s been taking crazy pills for years. He “probably” got into West Point with recommendation from Shinseki and no one there wanted to kick him out because he was linked to a 4-star. Not saying it is true, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Maybe he was pissed, so locked himself to the fence because being a West Pointer and from Hawaii like Shinseki, “Barry” (As he was called at Punahou) was supposed to give him a high paying high level job where he didn’t have to do anything but complain about how things suck in his department?

    Just a thought, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

  17. Green Thumb says:

    Extra fucking turd.

  18. ANCCPT says:

    Man, I hate hearing about this guy. He’s a disgrace to the uniform, and to the Officer Corps of the entire Army. I thought he was out long ago….And punched an Enlisted man??? Holy s#$%. I hadn’t heard that. I just remember something about him refusing to deploy due to ‘moral disagreements’ with the war or something.
    I strongly feel that anyone who has the complete disrespect for their soldiers and NCO’s as to actually strike one of them needs to be out on their ass, BCD. No appeals, no nothing.
    I hate that this guy still holds a commission.

  19. Eric says:

    ANCCPT, he was discharged, he wears his uniform as political protest still. (No Commission anymore)

  20. SFC D says:

    Any assclown 2LT that had the stupidity to punch this PSG in the chest would have been on the floor bleeding when the EMT’s and MP’s showed up. Here ended the lesson.

  21. Ben says:

    One doesn’t have to have a certain political leaning to dislike Dan Choi. I am far from conservative. Dan Choi is a bag of douche. There are plenty of gay soldiers who don’t punch their platoon sergeants. Dan Choi is a piece of crap, gay or not.

  22. ANCCPT says:

    Thank god. I just don’t understand people like this, and officers like this even less.
    I was always taught from the time I was a butterbar, that the men come first. Eat first, sleep first, R&R first. Make sure you’re the first in the field and the last to leave. Give em a task and the tools to do it and get the hell out of their way, and my personal favorite, “LT, if you don’t know what’s going on, as your enlisted leadership, that’s what they are there for, to guide your decision making”
    Well, I’m not that LT anymore, but all of that is how I have based my career as an officer on.
    Dan Choi is an embarrassment to the officer corp. If anyone can get video of him getting tazed/and or beaten with nightsticks; Beers are on my next time you are in Philly.

  23. So, him pending charges is keeping him out of the military?,,, I think his ass-hattery is a bit more extensive then that,,, so called “ArtySgt” I’m betting you are a butt-buddy of the dirtbag or an Alias. More along and don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

  24. NHSparky says:

    Pending court actions (civil or criminal) are a bar to enlistment.

    So NO, nobody is picking on poor little Danny-boi.

  25. OWB says:

    It matters not one’s political persuasion or anything else – whoever defiles the uniform should be “rewarded” appropriately for it. Not being allowed to reenlist is a no brainer. No conspiracy needed.

  26. SJ says:

    Nice wearing of the beret…maybe Shenseki will hire him at VA. Seems to have all the quals.

  27. Mental illness is nothing to be laughed at….and this guy is a full on retard

  28. Green Thumb says:

    Is he part of IVAW?

  29. Eric says:

    You know what they say CI, “You never go full retard!”

  30. Redacted1775 says:

    They should have got some taser practice in before unhooking him from the fence.

  31. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    @31, AMEN to that! And some billy club practice as well, some upper body cardio PT for the cops!

  32. FatCircles0311 says:

    An Army of one……..douchebag

  33. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Dan “Joan of Arc” Choi, a willing martyr for the right of all gay men with a criminal record to be permitted to join or rejoin the US military.

  34. Rangerup says:

    I don’t care that he’s a mincing, whiny gay. He’s a slick sleeve infantry officer with no ranger tab, THAT’s unforgivable.

  35. Rangerup says:

    Upon further review, not a slick-sleeve, but no CIB or EIB. Jerkoff.

  36. Stacy0311 says:

    I am disappointed that the DC Police (or whoever it is dragiing him in the second picture) violated policy in such a obvious manner. EVERYBODY knows the correct way to drag a douchebag is face down with a firm grip on the ankles

  37. USMCE8Ret says:

    @37 – Allow me to rephrase the last part of your comment:

    “EVERYBODY knows the correct way to drag a douchbag is face down, behind a vehicle, traveling at high speed.”

  38. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    “For a half second I thought u could get past your conservative ways and protect a man’s rights and not his beliefs”

    What rights are being violated? He committed assault while in the military and then proceeded to wear a uniform improperly while committing a crime in Washington DC and was arrested while doing so.

    It sounds like he is getting the right of due process because he will now have his day in court to explain the high degree of asshattery he initiated.

    Disgraceful actions in violation of the law result in legal difficulties. The individual created his own problems and has apparently refused to deal with them in an appropriate manner, now he can reap the benefits of those actions through the legal system.

    This is not a sterling example of character. His being gay is irrelevant, we are not allowed to strike those we don’t like in the military, nor are we allowed to chain ourselves to fences in front of the white house. Officers are supposed to have the necessary intelligence to understand these things and the self discipline to follow the appropriate course. Choi has neither, and deserves no more respect than any other common petty criminal.

  39. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    He puts his weenie in another man’s butt. That’s as much info as anyone needs about this clown.

  40. Twist says:

    Where are the police officers that arrested Rodney King when you need them?

  41. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @40 While I have no problem with gay rights as it were nor am I a religious man. I do find I am in agreement with Romans 1:27(?) as I recall it…

    “leaving the natural use of the woman, men with men working that which is unseemly,”

  42. PintoNag says:

    Like a freakin’ fungus, this Choi. And I hate fungi. Except sauteed. And even then, I’m durned picky.

  43. idaho2run says:

    excerpt from AR 670-1 Section 1-10. When the wear of the Army uniform is required or prohibited.
    J.Wearing Army uniforms is prohibited in the following situations:
    (2) When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
    (4) When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army.
    (5) When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.

  44. Green Thumb says:


    Now that is funny!

  45. William Marcum says:

    #3 Arty, not to mention he’s protesting in uniform. If he can’t follow what’s a very simple requirement, because he’s motivated purely by what he wants, why would anyone want to keep him in the Army, let alone promote him?

    AR 670-1 Ch. 1-10.j.
    “Wearing Army uniforms is prohibited in the following situations:
    (1) In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
    (2) When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
    (3) When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization.
    (4) When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army.
    (5) When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.”

  46. Daniel says:


    This is still the most maddening example of his douche baggery ever. The fact he is wearing the uniform to garner praise for the death of Osama Bin Laden after he was already out of the military, shows what an attention whore he is.

  47. aflapr says:

    He was convicted, but note this from the article:
    – he wore his uniform during the trial
    – he demanded the AUSA call him “Lieutenant” during the trial