Recruiters Audiotaped Threatening High Schoolers

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 07/31/2008


A Houston TV station presented the results of an investigation, on August 1st  showing military recruiters bullying schoolkids and threatening them with prison.

The recruiters lie to the high schoolers, telling them that the 'delayed entry' program is a binding contract.  In fact, the delayed entry program is not a binding contract, but a program supposedly designed to let kids 'try out' the military before deciding for sure.

Here's a clip of the NBC News report:



The Houston reporter managed to record military recruiters telling high school students in the delayed entry program that they would face serious jail time if they decided to leave the program.

This type of coercion has been documented all over the country, and has increased over the last two years as the war in Iraq drags on


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