Pfc. Bradley Manning stole 250,000+ US security documents and released them on the internet. For these crimes he was arrested, detained and jailed. During his detention he was put on suicide watch and forced to sleep naked for a few nights. His lawyers used a claim of mistreatment to get his case thrown out.

Today a military judge agreed that Manning had been mistreated and reduced his sentence by 112 days.

Today a military judge agreed that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. Col. Denise Lind reduced his potential sentence.
FOX News reported, via Free Republic:

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. She awarded a total of 112 days off any prison sentence Manning gets if he is convicted.

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.

The judge said that Manning’s confinement was “more rigorous than necessary.” She added that the conditions “became excessive in relation to legitimate government interests.”

Manning faces 22 charges, including aiding the enemy, which carries a maximum of life behind bars. His trial begins March 6.

The 25-year-old intelligence analyst sought to have the charges against him thrown out, arguing that the military held him in unduly punishing pretrial conditions after his 2010 arrest.

Jailers at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., have testified they considered Manning a suicide risk and that they were only trying to keep him from hurting himself and others by keeping him in a windowless, 6-by-8-foot cell for all but one hour a day.

 

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  1. He is guilty of treason, but he goes free because of some mistreatment crap. He should have been beaten regularly just to ensure others don’t think of doing the same, before he was hung.

  2. OT: HOW IS THIS NOT GETTING WIDE COVERAGE? The liberal sites it’s all over are all OVERJOYED with this:
    Liberal Vet Attacks Man Over Anti-Obama Bumper Sticker, Man hold vet at gunpoint until police arrive, and the VICTIM gets arrested! Gotta love the UNION THUG DEMOCRAT COPS HUH?
    http://www.examiner.com/article/anti-obama-bumper-sticker-leads-to-parking-lot-altercation-with-a-handgun

  3. How about news from Imam Obama’s pal at Ft. Hood Texas?

    Maybe Imam Obama is going to pin a medal on him shortly….

  4. #1, Joanne,

    Right on.

    The “judge” “awards” 112 days off his eventual sentence. WTF? HOW in the blazes does she come up with THAT number? Is there some formula for this nonsense?

    The potential is life in prison. 112 days off is at best a joke. Before he gets to sentencing, he will have spent up to several YEARS behind bars. Will they give him time served minus 112 days? Or 115 days less time served?

    How about 112 trained snipers for the firing squad, instead of 111?

  5. #3, David,

    Thanks for the link.

    The outrages/atrocities will continue until a flashpoint happens. We all must endure until that time.

  6. So…..what?

    His execution will be delayed by 112 days?

  7. They make it sound like he rolled through a stop sign, for Pete’s sake.

  8. What the… He’s a traitor. He should hang.

  9. Meanwhile Hasan the Muslim, who did his murdering in Nov 2009, more than 3 years ago, has NOT yet been on trial.

    “Ladies and gentlemen, uh, we’ve just lost the picture, but what we’ve seen speaks for itself. The Corvair spacecraft [Muslim flying carpet] has apparently been taken over- ‘conquered’ if you will- by a master race of giant space ants [aka Muslims and Western dhimmis]. It’s difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive Earthman or merely enslave them [to the Shariah system]. One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the ants [Muslims] will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome our new insect [savage] overlords. I’d like to remind them as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves [or mosks].” — Kent Brockman aka Williams, Sawyer, Rose, et alia.

  10. 20 years to life minus 112 days.

  11. Surprised Barry as CIC hasn’t given him the Medal of Honor. Manning only deserves a stout piece of rope and a trapdoor.

  12. So, as I read this, he gets 112 days off of an unknown sentence. So if he gets 20 years, he’ll get 112 days less. What if he gets life–how would that work? The whole thing seems sort of pointless until you know what the sentence is.

  13. Obama will pardon him the day he leaves office.

  14. 20 years to life minus 112 days.

    Concur.

    Them angle is probably that they (military authorities) decided to proceed with non-judicial punishment (which may include confinement) even though he may have invoked his right to a court marshal.

  15. Thank Allah for la diversité.Don’t let the CaucMales judge him. He might be severely punished.

  16. He should swing from a short rope



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