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Military judge rules alleged WikiLeaker
suffered illegal pretrial punishment

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/8/2013 6:50:16 PM

Fort Meade, Maryland - A military judge on Tuesday reduced the potential sentence for an Army private accused of sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Col. Denise Lind made the ruling during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc. Bradley Manning. Lind found that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. (Snip) Manning was confined to a windowless cell 23 hours a day, sometimes with no clothing. Brig officials say it was to keep him from hurting himself or others.

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So, if the little mouser killed himself, then who would be to blame? I´m sure that had a close-circuit TV on him. Even if that true, he´d have time to "off" himself. This has anti-military theme in so much of his pre-trial confinement so far.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/8/2013 7:04:21 PM     (No. 9105901)

OP: You object to someone showing all of us what your untrustworthy government is doing? Why?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: devnull, 1/8/2013 8:36:15 PM     (No. 9105999)

Yeah, it is nice to have accountability in the foreign service. However, IIRC US assets were killed based on the information contained in the leaks, so no sympathy.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm, 1/8/2013 10:11:51 PM     (No. 9106109)

She awards him a few months off a potential life sentence??? Really? REALLY? Too damn many lawyers, if ya ask me. He sits naked in solitary confinement BEFORE having actually been convicted of a crime and the judges response is to simply shave that time off his looming life sentence.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mercedesops, 1/8/2013 11:18:48 PM     (No. 9106182)

This man has got terrible lawyers. He could have taken a deal for 5 years labor but a court martial will surely give him at least 15.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mercedesops, 1/8/2013 11:22:45 PM     (No. 9106191)

Almost all of these jokers were dillusional left wing nut cases -- the kind of guys who watch Bill Maher and vote for Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/8/2013 11:34:57 PM     (No. 9106201)

119 days. Heh. I think that the (female) judge has a fine sense of humor - however, Manning may disagree.

While DADT was better than what Obama has given us, the policy was clearly dysfunctional. Manning was a flaming, openly gay male yet he must have been deemed too crucial to boot out of the service.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/9/2013 3:38:52 AM     (No. 9106339)

I suspect that AlQuida military guy who offed all those military in TX will also get off. I´ve even forgotten the dirt bag´s name already because justice has been delayed forever. Next thing you know, some lawyer will be crying about not having a speedy trial.

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