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  • Manning gets 35 years

    The Army soldier who leaked more than 700,000 Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and diplomatic cables while working as an intelligence analyst was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison.

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 25, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks, faced up to 90 years in prison. He was credited with 1,294 days already served and was and be dishonorably discharged. He could be eligible for parole before he reaches the age of 40.

    Manning gets 35 years in WikiLeaks case | Fox News

  • #2
    Seems fair. Long enough (barely) to fit the crime but not so long as to seem punitive.
    Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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    • #3
      I always wondered how the judges come to final sentence - the years behind the bars.

      Looking at the verdict it seems balanced, and if you think about it even harsh. He will be 40-60 when out, without job or savings. His life is done.
      OTOH, doing simple calculation it seems too low (~55 documents per day).
      No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

      To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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      • #4
        That was my general feeling. With time served the sentence is 31.5 years. With good time he stands to remove another 4.7 years off his sentence for a total time served of around 25 years. He'll be 50 when he gets out. Middle aged but not old.

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        • #5
          Will he do his time in a military prison?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pedicabby View Post
            Will he do his time in a military prison?
            Most definitely. Probably Fort Leavenworth.
            Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
              Most definitely. Probably Fort Leavenworth.
              I think any sentence over 10 years automatically has him taking the long course at Leavenworth.

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              • #8
                Long course?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pedicabby View Post
                  Long course?
                  Somebody, I think it was AR posted an article that officers attending the Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth call it the "short course" they are just there for school. While nearby bad troops get enrolled in the "long course" which is a military prison sentence exceeding 10 years.

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                  • #10
                    He is eligible for parole after 7 years.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blademaster View Post
                      He is eligible for parole after 7 years.
                      No parole in the federal system, they use good time instead. he can get 54 days commuted for each year he serves without other infractions or crimes.

                      the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 created a United States Sentencing Commission to establish sentencing guidelines for the federal courts and established a regime of determinate sentences. The Chairman of the Parole Commission is an ex-officio, non-voting, member of the Sentencing Commission. The decision to establish sentencing guidelines was based in substantial part on the success of the U.S. Parole Commission in developing and implementing its parole guidelines. On April 13, 1987, the U.S. Sentencing Commission submitted to Congress its initial set of sentencing guidelines, which took effect on November 1, 1987. Defendants sentenced for offenses committed on or after November 1, 1987 serve determinate terms under the sentencing guidelines and are not eligible for parole consideration.

                      http://www.justice.gov/uspc/history.htm

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                      • #12
                        There is parole for military sentences. See here:
                        Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blademaster View Post
                          There is parole for military sentences. See here:
                          Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA)
                          He will be discharged and no longer under the jurisdiction of the miltiary.

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                          • #14
                            The sentence is lacking. Not once will he have to face all the servicemen who are going to be placed at a greater risk because of his actions.
                            Removing a single turd from the cesspool doesn't make any difference.

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                            • #15
                              And now he wants a sex change. He's now "Chelsea"

                              Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman
                              Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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