“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.”
He went of to try and garner sympathy saying: “It’s not my first time being called a word such as that,” the aviation boatswain’s mate airman said in a phone interview later that month. “It puzzled me as to who would do it and why they would do it.”
An investigation followed the claims of racially-motivated vandalism and it was determined that the alleged victim staged the incident himself.
Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic declined to identify the sailor because he was not charged with a crime, but said the sailor had “received appropriate administrative actions and additional counseling and training.”
This type of thing is not funny, does no one any good, causes hate and should be some type of crime. Consequences are what we are lacking in many ares of unfit behavior. Without real consequences that amount to more than a timeout with a cookie at the end, this type of nonsense will never stop.