Fort Hood sergeant sounds alarm at allegedly troubled base

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Army Fires Back at Social Media User Who Posts Disturbing Images of Physical Assault

The Army has fired back at the social media user who made a disturbing video about a physical assault on a fellow soldier in the unit. Sgt. Jewell Scott, a former Marine, started posting the disturbing images on May 19. The Army has not released the identity of the perpetrators or stated why they were doing it. But the images were enough to trigger an outrage among the Army and a widespread backlash.

Sgt. Sgt. Jewell Scott has tried to bring attention to the serious problems at Fort Hood Army Base, Texas. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Yahoo News, Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images) There have been months of allegations against Army Sergeant. Jewell Scott made a series of allegations against Fort Hood Army Base officials near Killeen in Texas. This culminated this week when Scott uploaded videos to her social media claiming she was afraid for her own life. Scott stated on her blog, "If I die...just know that someone else did it." Instagram Story on May 20. Fort Hood officials published a Monday report. Statement to Facebook They said they would investigate and bring the leaders to justice. Safety and well-being for Sgt. Scott was Col. Matt Ruedi (deputy commander, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command), said in the statement. Multiple requests from Yahoo News for comments were not returned by Fort Hood officials. On Nov. 10, 2009 Fort Hood held a memorial service in memory of 13 people who were killed during a shooting rampage led by Army Maj. Nidal Maki Hasan. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Scott however, stated that she has been with the Army for over five years. Called that statement In an Instagram Story that followed, she lied and claimed a cover up. She now claims she will be discharged In less than one week she was released from the military. She claimed that this incident shows how officials are trying to silence her concerns over mistreatment. In her latest post Scott stated Thursday that she was now looking for a lawyer. Recurrent questions have been raised about her most recent allegation. Toxic culture Fort Hood: More than 20 deaths and multiple disappearances have been recorded in Fort Hood over the last two years. There are also numerous stories of violence and intimidation. NBC News and NPR You can also find it at other places. 2020 Ryan McCarthy, Secretary of the Army Fort Hood was home to one of the most high rates of sexual assault, murder and harassment within his branch. Fort Hood, Texas American Army Soldiers prepare to deploy troops to Iraq 2003. (Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images). Seven soldiers who were not commissioned complained about the dangerous culture at the base. The Intercept In a shocking report published in October 2020. One sergeant said that he would not send his child to Fort Hood. The leadership at Fort Hood doesn't seem to be doing an adequate job protecting their soldiers. Another sergeant said that the public should know about what is happening here. Since I don't have faith in either the Army or the federal system. According to Fort Hood officials, approximately 40,000 soldiers serve at Fort Hood currently. However, this does not count soldiers'families who are allowed to access the base daily. Fort Hood police describe the base As a whole city. According to the CIA, there were 39 deaths or disappearances of soldiers in 2020. Vanity Fair 13 of them committed suicide. Spc. Vanessa Guillen (20 years old), went missing in April that year. Later, she was found dead in her armory. Her disappearance led to the death of another soldier. Killed himself Just as he was being approached by officers. In Austin, Texas there is a mural dedicated to Vanessa Guillen. She was a soldier at Fort Hood. (Sergio Flores/Getty Images) Lyman Paul lost Corlton Chee in 2020 during exercise training and he died shortly thereafter. She described Fort Hood as "a great place to be." People magazine as “toxic.” Scott made the most severe allegations after she claimed she was taken to hospital by undercover police officers. Scott claimed she was being held hostage by leaders, but doctors refused to let her stay and discharged. Scott claims that Fort Hood officials followed her around the base and began harassing her over the next few days. Scott described the situation as "a" and stated that I tried for months to raise awareness about these issues in Fort Hood. GoFundMe She began to raise money for her sudden transition into civilian life. After they learned that I had been involved with news stations they quickly made me a target. They needed to keep my silence. In recent years, the toxic culture at Fort Hood has been under increased scrutiny. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Scott wrote that instead of sending this email to cry out for help after fighting the corrupt leadership system for 11 months, I was hawked down and harassed. Post On Monday. It was impossible for me to use the bathroom with someone else in my bedroom. Scott didn't name specific officers in her online statements. However, several videos she posted to Instagram show her interactions with military personnel that she believes are harassing and intimidating her. Yahoo News reached out to Scott but did not receive a response from the Army's General Press Office. Scott stated that you will be held responsible for the suffering and loss of life I and other soldiers suffered. We will have more evidence. _____ Illustration of the cover thumbnail: Yahoo News. Photos: Brandon Bell/Getty Images. Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images