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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:17 AM

 

WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning to be sentenced at 10 a.m. EST

Source: Los Angeles Times

FT. MEADE, Md. – A military judge will tell Army Pfc. Bradley Manning at 10 a.m. EDT today how long he must serve in prison for illegally leaking a vast trove of classified U.S. military and diplomatic materials to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Army Col. Denise Lind will deliver the sentence. She found Manning guilty last month of six counts of violating the Espionage Act and mishandling classified material, but she acquitted him of a more serious charge of aiding the enemy.

Manning’s supporters, who consider him a hero for exposing government secrets, plan a vigil outside the gates of Ft. Meade, where the court-martial has taken place, and have announced an evening rally outside the White House.

Manning, 25, faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in prison, but in the final phase of the trial, prosecutors urged the judge to sentence him to 60 years behind bars.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-wikileaks-bradley-manning-sentencing-schedule-20130821,0,5596359.story

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Reply WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning to be sentenced at 10 a.m. EST (Original post)
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 OP
Seedersandleechers Aug 2013 #1
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #2
blackspade Aug 2013 #3
hack89 Aug 2013 #5
The Wizard Aug 2013 #4
go west young man Aug 2013 #6
Arrowhead2k1 Aug 2013 #7
Wash. state Desk Jet Aug 2013 #8
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #9

Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 08:55 AM

1. It should be no more

than time served

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:07 AM

2. I think it will be much more than that.

 

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:39 AM

3. Completely agree

Time served with torture is plenty.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 10:06 AM

5. The prosecutor asked for 60 years, the defense wants 25.

I suspect the judge will rule some where between those two numbers.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:59 AM

4. The war crimes

committed by the Bush cartel go unpunished while the guy who exposed them is the victim of an immoral system. This is all part of the downfall. We are a morally deficient culture that's headed for extinction. You can only threaten with military power for a short time until the rest of the world says enough.
This whole Manning debacle is reflective of our failure as a nation to do the right thing. Bush's unchallenged war of aggression against Iraq in order to steal its resources was the event that demonstrated what a rogue nation we have become.
"Say goodbye to America and say hello to the world."
(Tim Buckley, "Goodbye and Hello")

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 10:13 AM

6. Too True.

Manning deserves a medal. Not the forfeiture of his life. He did the right thing while so many who did the wrong thing go unpunished.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 10:19 AM

7. 35 years.

He just got it...

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Response to Arrowhead2k1 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:34 PM

8. The sentence was for the most part expected

Manning's attorney took a reasonable shot at a sentencing recommendation,but it came down 35 not 30 but 35-, 35 is not 60 or 90 or life without the possibility of parole. The real question is ,what does this all mean, (?) that's the question.



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Response to Arrowhead2k1 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:51 PM

9. Wiith parol or does he do the whole 35?

 

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