here is no one who has suffered more under the US government’s crackdown on leakers and whistleblowers than Chelsea Manning. But now, after President Obama commuted her unjust 35 year jail sentence on Tuesday, she will, amazingly, soon be able to walk free.
Yes, I'm with you Trevor, so glad Barack Obama did the right thing for Chelsea. I don't care why, just wish he could do another one and commute the life sentence of Leonard Peltier, Native rights activist and in prison now for 40 plus years. His trial was not fair--even a then prosecutor declared it wasn't. The FBI withheld evidence during the trail., and he has maintained his innocence of the crime for those 4 plus decades. It would be such a great thing for all the tribes, to have him back, so he can die a free man.
Trevor, thank you for writing this! I just wrote to Obama about this and Edward Snowden 2 weeks ago. I have never whooped it up so loud in my house before. Finally, some good and righteous news!