STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE: THE SCANDAL WAS A COVERUP -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
Once I threw the ball, it hit one of them in the leg, actually. It's a nerf ball, so it can't bring any pain anyway.
[LYNNDIE ENGLAND, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MILITARY POLICE] Graner wanted me to take some pictures. He didn't tell me which ones to take or not to take so I was just walking around and I'd just take one, you know. M.I. came in and they got involved. They wanted to mess with them too. They didn't like it that they were raping a 15-year-old boy. They were roughing them up, having them run up and down the tier, crawl, run into walls, stuff like that. And then they handcuffed them together.
That's Graner with his hands on his hips and gloves on his hands.
The two guys in the background are the M.I. guys. They didn't want to be in the pictures.
They were mad but I was like, "Well, hey, you know, tell me, whatever. I'm just taking pictures."
[ROMAN KROL, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE INTERROGATOR] I'm not even going to comment on the picture-taking because the whole time I was there I didn't see any pictures being taken. Even though I was in a few of them, I didn't see a flash or anything because if I did, I would have said something to these guys.
First of all, there's a big sign "No Photography" and besides, photographing something like that is just stupid. I received a 10-month sentence, demotion to E-1 and bad-conduct discharge.
I was more humiliated by that sentence than actually punished. Eight months in jail for pouring water on somebody, throwing a nerf ball at somebody.