I just got word that a Ramsey County judge has agreed to hear the case today of Pvt. Travis Hafterson, the Circle Pines Marine who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder whom I’ve written about here and here.
His family is trying to get him civilly committed in Minnesota, rather than taken by Marines back to North Carolina where he is facing charges of desertion.
I’ll try to update the story this afternoon.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.