if jesus’ mum had had an abortion, we wouldn’t have to deal with all those pro-life idiots
I don’t know, you might want to talk to
Maybe…. Hey maybe being Pro-Life isn’t a religious thing, but a human rights issue!
Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial reached its conclusion just moments ago, with a military judge handing down a sentence of 35 years in jail for his role in leaking a multitude of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks.
Hailed by supporters as a heroic whistleblower, and dismissed as a national security threat by critics, Manning apologized last week for any harm that may have arisen from his actions.
Manning faced a maximum of 90 years in prison, though prosecutors sought a 60-year sentence. He has also built up more than three years in credit toward his sentence. With parole, he could be out in as soon as ten years.
Read more as the story progresses on Nation Now.
Photos: Patrick Semansky, Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press
When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system. A legal system that doesn’t distinguish between leaks to the press in the public interest and treason against the nation will not only produce unjust results, but will deprive the public of critical information that is necessary for democratic accountability. This is a sad day for Bradley Manning, but it’s also a sad day for all Americans who depend on brave whistleblowers and a free press for a fully informed public debate.