This past August’s LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA was a highlight of the summer of thousands of music fans. The festival put together a truly unbelievable lineup for 2016, including headliners Phish, Ween, and My Morning Jacket, sets from Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Circles Around The Sun, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Twiddle, Lettuce, Keller Williams, Gary Clark Jr. and many more, as well as two Phil & Friends performances that saw the Grateful Dead bassist play with Phish’s Jon Fishman and Page McConnell, Anders Osborne, Joe Russo, and the Infamous Stringdusters one night and Chris Robinson Brotherhood with Gary Clark Jr. the next.Bask In The Glory Of These Precious LOCKN’ Moments [Full Gallery]Today, LOCKN’ released their official recap video, providing a glimpse of the magic that occurred on the scorching summer weekend. You can check it out below:Virtually the entire Live For Live Music team made their way to Arrington for this year’s festivities, and LOCKN’ most definitely did not disappoint. Thanks to everyone involved for putting on a great show. We’ll see you next summer![Group photo – Patrick Hughes // Cover photo – Sam Shinault]
June 1, 2003 Regular News Tampa lawyers process Iraqi prisoners of war Tampa lawyers process Iraqi prisoners of war The first tribunals of the Iraq war took place between April 15 and April 20, and for Tampa area attorneys/soldiers, Captains Daryl M. Manning, and Peter J. Molinelli, serving on the tribunal panel with their British counterparts has been a rewarding experience.“We had a lot in common with the British even though our legal systems are slightly different,” said Capt. Molinelli, 32nd Transportation Group trial counsel. “They were very practical and pragmatic.”The tribunal panel took this practical approach in determining how much of a threat was posed by those captured during the war.The Article 5 Tribunals, which took place at Theater Holding Area Freddy, also referred to as Camp Bucca, a compound just outside of Um Qasr, determined which of the four classes an individual falls into under the Geneva Convention. The four classes of detainees are innocent civilian, civilian internee, enemy prisoners of war (EPW), and retained person.Innocent civilians are individuals who happen to be citizens of an opposing nation but have neither committed belligerent acts nor posed any threat to coalition forces. Civilian internees are noncombatants who have been detained because they present some threat to coalition forces and therefore require further investigation. EPWs are individuals in uniform, who actively engaged in fighting coalition forces. The fourth category, retained persons, are medical or religious military personnel kept to provide services to their fellow detainees.“The tribunal process is designed to ensure the detainees’ rights are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible,” said Molinelli, who in civilian life practices with the Tampa firm of Rissman, Weisberg, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, and McLain.Initially, the detainees were captured or surrendered to coalition forces and were transported to Camp Bucca, where they were processed, and their medical and humanitarian needs were met. There, they were given identification armbands and divided up in living quarters based on the status they originally claimed.To begin a tribunal, a general officer must identify the individuals who will sit on the tribunal panels. Tribunal panels are made up of three members, one of which has to be a JAG officer. The president of the tribunal board is required to be a major or an officer of higher rank.“It worked to our benefit to utilize three individuals because most of the time they had different backgrounds and experiences to bring to the table,” said Capt. Manning, 32nd Transportation Group command judge advocate and, in civilian life, a supervisor of the trial division at the Florida Attorney General’s Office.According to Manning a fourth individual, a recorder, is also involved.“His job is similar to that of a prosecutor in a civilian trial, although this process is not adversarial,” Manning said.The recorder presents evidence for both sides to the tribunal panel. A reporter is also present to make a summary of the record and evidence introduced during the tribunal.The Geneva Convention gives a detainee in a tribunal the right to either remain silent or to make a statement on his behalf. He also has the right to have someone available to represent him, call witnesses, and produce, documents and evidence.After hearing all the evidence, the panel goes into deliberation to determine which category the individual falls into by majority vote. Once a decision is reached, the individual is advised of his status and either returned to the compound or processed for release, pending review from higher authorities.“For me, the best part of the tribunal process was releasing innocent civilians back to their friends and families,” Molinelli. said “On several occasions grown men would start to cry when they realized they were going home.”Molinelli described the story of a man who had been escaping a bombed building with his wife when a Baath Party member murdered his wife in front of him.“We interviewed a 14-year-old boy who was detained in Nasiriyah,” Manning said. “He had no education and had a job as a welder. It was clear to the panel that he had committed no belligerent acts against coalition forces. He explained to the panel that his father was ill and he was the sole provider for his family. The panel unanimously voted to release him immediately. He burst into tears and was overjoyed that he was going to go home.” Information contained in this story was obtained from the U.S. Army’s public information office.