Bronx-born Navy officer begins ?anti-recruiting? practices in the Bronx

Some Bronx high school students say military recruiters often target them. But one Bronx officer says he wants to show young people that there are other options. Bronx-born Navy Petty Officer Pablo Paredes says he's "anti-recruiting." After four years of service in the Navy, Paredes refused to board his ship that was taking soldiers to Iraq in December. Paredes says he wants to make a statement against the war and educate others on what he calls ?fraudulent tactics? used by the U.S. Army.Paredes is applying for status as a conscientious objector. The navy has finished hearing his case and is expected to make a decision Friday.

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