Military Law

In here the rules of the Continental Army are defined in order to create a better environment for everyone.

Addressing the ranks

You must address Militia to Master Sergeant by their rank, you may shorten their ranks such as "MSGT" instead of "Master Sergeant". This also goes for Addressing the ranks of Sergeant and Staff Sergeant as "SGT" and "SSGT".

You must address any Commissioned Officer (Ensign - General) as "Sir" or "Ma'am" accordingly as a sign of respect for their dedication and hard work they have contributed to the group.

(New) Developers may be addressed as their rank or by their name.

You may address any rank lower than yours by their rank or name.

Ranks & their powers

NCO+ may enforce the law by using their detain tool and giving orders to people below their rank. NCO+ may give NJPs. They may use their discipline cane on someone as a warning for people that break the law, they must verbally include the reason why they hit someone. 

MPs may enforce the law whenever someone breaks the law, including higher ranks. They may handcuff a person and put him in a cooling off period, in which the MP officer may detain someone for no maximum amount of time. Leaving in cuffs during this 5-minute period will result in an insubordination charge. They also have the website at their disposal, they may not give a disciplinary order on top of a report, they may give only one. They also are allowed to put Militia & Enlistments in jail for 5 or 10 minutes following procedure after they've been given a warning. The Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel of the Military Police can declare members of the CA as "declared trolls" if misconduct is frequent or of a large amount. If a person is to refuse an NJP for a separate crime, the criminal can be reported by MP for Insubordination and the Original crime. Militias & Enlistments aren't expected to know the entire Military Law and therefore should be warned first before they are put in prison. When an MP investigation starts, it must continue till the report is submitted. People may not interrupt the report to replace it with an NJP.  If the perpetrator wishes to appeal or have the report removed, they must contest it against the MP HiCOM or Commissioner with valid reason.

Officers have similar power to Military Police. As Well as enforcing overall CA law, they are responsible for enforcing laws across their own individual regiments. The Colonel of a regiment may make regimental Laws for officers to enforce and their own regiment to follow. Officers are expected to be within a high level of loyalty to the CA and put the group above other groups they may be in. Officers who are in the ranks Lieutenant, Captain and Major, just have their reports approved by MP High Command or the Military Police Commissioner before submitting it. Commissioned officers can give NJP’s and report people below their rank.

Ensigns are not considered officers. They are MSGT’s who are taking the officer academy. They have the rights of an NCO until the passing of their Officer Academy. When an ensign passes their Officer Academy, they will receive the rank of Lieutenant. Once this has occurred they will receive the same rights and powers as an officer. They are not allowed into the Officer Area in Bunker Hill, until passing their Officer Academy.

HICOM have the ability to set laws within their regiment, these are enforceable by regimental officers.
The High Command in a regiment consists of the ranks from Major to Colonel. These are not the same as the High Command recognised by the main group. (XO and CO).
Only XO+ may clear people for the Officer Area in Bunker Hill.
HiCOM (XO+) may only be reported by MP Commissioned Officers.

The ranks that are the immune to all of the Military Law are as follows:
Owner, Commanding General, Major General, Developer.
Reports put against any HQ members are to be handled by the Senior HQ members, MGEN+.
HQ are able to open investigations where they may impel the truth from people. If a person lies to HQ during a HQ investigation, they may be reported for Treason. HQ are the members who are responsible for keeping the group together.

Rights

You may use your rights at any time without the fear of punishment. Threatening to punish someone for using their rights will be seen as corruption. Military Police Officer+ may temporarily take away your rights during a state of emergency.

Admin Privileges

Enforcement of the Military Law and execution of duties may require admin commands to be used. Therefore some people will be trusted with admin privileges. Corporal+ may be given admin by an officer and Master Sergeant+ gets admin automatically. The rule of thumb is to use the least amount of admin commands to accomplish your goal. This means that if there is ever a situation where you are required to use admin in a way that is not listed in here then it is allowed if you can explain your reasoning and why you couldn't use alternatives. We can't prepare for everything but the guidelines below should be followed as closely as possible, to prevent confusion. Please note that you can't use these commands just because you're allowed to, you need to have a valid reason for executing any admin command. In a case where an admin command is used where it doesn't cause any harm to the CA and follows good reason, no punishment shall be served.

I. Following commands may be used by anyone

II. The following commands may be used during training.

III. The following commands may be used for law enforcement purposes. (MP or Officer+)

IV. The following commands may be used by a Brigadier General+

Class System

If somebody commits a crime, they will be punished for their past crimes, opposed to their current crime. Their class will advance, corresponding to the crime they have committed. If a person does not commit a crime for a week, they shall move down one class.

Crimes & Punishment

(Before any punishment is reported, the offender and anyone involved with the situation regarding the crime must be contacted about it to ensure an accurate and unbiased report. Any reports issued without following this rule should be removed immediately.)

The act of attempting to commit any of the following crimes will be considered the same as committing them. 

Corruption

4 class increase.

Corruption can be classified as:


Insolence

3 class increase.

All Personnel must be able to respect one another. Being rude, insulting or putting on an attitude will not be tolerated. The act of attacking/being rude to an individual.

Immaturity

1 class increase.

Insubordination

2 class increase.

The act of not following orders issued by superiors or MP personnel.

Treason

4 class increase.

Treason can be classified as:

Murder

1 class increase.

Killing or attempting to kill one other is strictly forbidden unless you're within a combat training (PR/CT) or a necessary action to fulfil your duties (Guards/MP) in the protection of Senior Officers, protection of the forts, and/or necessary action to save lives.
Murder cannot be committed in skirmishes unless the Host of that training specifies not to.

Note:

Admin Abuse

3 class increase.

The act of using an admin command that's not listed in the above (in the handbook) acceptable admin commands will be classified as admin abuse.

Giving merit on the website is considered as admin abuse as it is no longer in use.

Notes: Rule is excluded during fun events if deemed by the Major General himself. He will tell what commands can and can't be used.

This crime, if committed on CBA on a CA game they can be reported in CA.

Theft

1 class increase.

The act of stealing someone else's items, without permission, such as taking a horse and not returning it.
Also the act of stealing Bunker Hill Cash.

Trespassing

1 class increase.

The act of entering restricted areas where your rank/position doesn't allow you to be in, regardless of what team you're on.
This Crime  includes jumping on non-terrain models, such as trees, towers, and the church and sniping into the CA fort.
The Act of entering the MGEN+ tent or BGEN+ chairs when cleared for Officer Area or in the Officer Area as an officer.
Entering the Officer Area after being shot while cleared is still classed as trespassing, you must be cleared again before re entering.
Firing the CBA fort Cannon into the CA fort.

 

Lying to a Superior Officer

3 class increase.

The act of fabrication and/or being deceitful towards a superior officer.

This crime, if committed on CBA on a CA game they can be reported in CA.

Not Following the Chain of Command

0 Class increase.

 

This crime cannot be given a report for. The maximum punishment is an NJP, warning, or Jail Time.

The act of going to a person way up the ranks to ask a question that could have been asked to someone far below their rank.

Example: Going to the Major General for a training instead of a NCO.

To follow this: Ask any ranking NCO first, if he tells you to go to an officer then you may go to an officer. If the officer tells you to go to HQ then you may go to HQ. Be sure to show every officer+ a screenshot of the NCO/Officer giving you permission to go up the chain of command.

Note: Don't automatically report them for this. Make sure to warn them they are breaking the chain of command, tell them what it is, answer their question, and make sure they understand. If they do it again. Tell them they broke the chain of command and then report them for it. Also get them to ask a lower ranking personnel this question.


Repeated Trolling

After repeated attempts by NCOs, MPs, Officers to stop a troll then HQ may get involved in order to permanently ban this person.

Toxicity

4 class increase.

The act of attacking someone in an abusive and personal way. This refers to their race, sex, or gender. It must be a personal attack and not an insult. Insults fall under insolence. It can also be enforced in the discord.

Toxicity falls under attacking or provoking a group of people in any way.

This also falls under being in a discord server that has was created due to mutual hatred towards an individual.

Example: Being racist, being homophobic, or being in a group of people who all do not like someone.

Definition of racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.

Another version of toxicity. Is “Playing Toxic”.
This includes playing with a negative attitude in combat.
Example crimes of this are:
Crouching on or at players after killing them
Using phrases such as “ez” or insulting another player in combat
Intentionally avoiding this crime by making up new ways that aren't stated here will be punished as trying to avoid the crime.
This can be punished through the roblox Voice Chat.

Exploiting

Immediate excommunication.

The act of purposefully cheating or breaking the game. Any and all exploiting, regardless of its severity, will all result in an immediate excommunication from the group. This includes any types of scripts or external software that give an unfair advantage to the user. 

Anyone who assists an exploiter, regardless of whether they exploit or not, will also result in an immediate excommunication.

 

 

Whitelisted Faces

Non-Judicial Punishments

Non-Judicial Punishments may be given by an NCO+ to ranks below themselves. MP may give NJP's to their superiors. Non-Judicial Punishments don't require proof. They do not have to be tracked; they will not end up on a criminal record. Non-Judicial Punishments are mandatory orders. Not doing/completing Non-Judicial Punishments will cause you to be written up for insubordination and the original crime that was committed. The same goes with MP. if MP gives out a Non-Judicial Punishment, it must be followed. HQ may punish anyone within reason. Examples of Non-Judicial Punishments are:

 

Public apology, Extra Drills, Additional duties, Removal of certain privileges, Hell / Jumping Jacks, Map runs / Hell Laps / Pit Laps (completing the pit in the OA). All Non-Judicial Punishments are not to be questioned as Corruption unless: It is given to you and you have done literally nothing wrong and can be proven, it is an extremely harsh punishment, or if it is given without clear instruction of what has been done wrong.

 

If a person refuses to do an NJP. They are reported for Insubordination and the original crime.


Non-Judicial Punishments MUST always be followed.

Current List of Valid NJP's

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Again, I repeat...Non-Judicial Punishments MUST ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED.

Additional Information

What is Military Law?

Military law (ML) is the law we use in all of our games under the group Ḉontinental Army. This law provides structure and balance. It should be expected that this will be enforce at all times in any CA games. 

How to interpret Military Law?

When interpreting Military Law you must always have common sense. If you don't have common sense then you aren't going to get far in this group. You shouldn't follow it rigorously but you should still stay in the line and not cause trouble. For instance you can be a bit immature like cracking jokes and all that. But don't go around screaming "XD poop poop head". This paragraph is mainly for MP. You may also not use this paragraph to get out of a punishment.

Questions about Military Law?

Go to a Military Police with a question about ML. If they don't know then go to a officer. If they can't answer it then we need to change something in Military Law.

What is a State Of Emergency (SOE)?

A State Of Emergency or SOE for short is basically to combat situations that can cause harm to the group. Something that could trigger a SOE is a riot or a mass exploit attack. When a SOE is triggered your rights are revoked (Check rights for more information) and admin abuse laws are relaxed (To combat the situation) but misusing the commands can get you a report. These will not happen often and hopefully never at all.

Only Major General+ may authorize a State of Emergency.

What is Honored Personnel?

Honored Personnel is an honorary title given to CA members whom have dedicated a significant amount of time and service that has aided to get the CA where it is today. Those with the role will be given special recognition and have access to the Officer Area regardless of rank. People who have been excommunicated may never receive this role unless decided upon by the Leading members of the Board of Decorations or the CGEN.

What happens if I'm Excommunicated?

Once your excommunicated you won't be allowed into any CA related Discords and you'll be forced to appeal on Nixpca.com. If your appeal is denied, you'll have to wait three months before appealing again. Appealing again before the three-month period is up will just result in the time being reset.

Being excommunicated a second time makes it a permanent and unappealable ban from the group.