In a move press freedom advocates and progressive critics decried as an "outrageous" and "unprecedented" escalation of a prolonged government harassment campaign, a federal judge on Thursday ordered U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning back to jail for refusing to testify before a secretive grand jury and imposed a $500 fine for every day she is in custody after 30 days.
Chelsea Manning is jailed for truth and principle, while the trump regime rolls along with utter contempt for truth and principle; the contrast is stark showing clearly how our national morality has crumbled into dust.
I would we had more people of conscience in our government than the few we have, as Chelsea Manning demonstrates and exemplifies.
If she is in custody for 18 months under the conditions set by the judge, she will owe $525,000 in penalties. She may NEVER be able to get out from under that debt if she can’t get it thrown out as excessive cruel and unusual punishment. Time for a Go Fund Me. She is the one who should be in office and the people who committed the offenses she revealed are the ones who should be in prison.
A substantial body of research claims that incarceration rates are primarily a function of media editorial policies, largely unrelated to the actual crime rate. Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems is a book collecting together papers on this theme. The researchers say that the jump in incarceration rate from 0.1% to 0.5% of the United States population from 1975 to 2000 (documented in the figure above) was driven by changes in the editorial policies of the mainstream commercial media and is unrelated to any actual changes in crime. Media consolidation reduced competition on content. That allowed media company executives to maintain substantially the same audience while slashing budgets for investigative journalism and filling the space from the police blotter, which tended to increase and stabilize advertising revenue. It is safer, easier and cheaper to write about crimes committed by poor people than the wealthy. Poor people can be libeled with impunity, but major advertisers can materially impact the profitability of a commercial media organization by reducing their purchases of advertising space with that organization
Just a little food for thought. Hope you enjoyed it,
The word you can use to describe what’s going on is evil …reverse that word and you get live . It’s really backwards living like the devil …lived…spelt backwards .
Humans are canny at putting hidden meaning into words .We are living in a world of illusion ,it’s time to wake up .
Just what I was thinking: Manning for head of State Dept or something like that.
I seriously doubt Biden would grant executive clemency for Manning. Is there any democratic presidential hopefuls who would? I’d want them to expressly commit to it before I consider voting for them. Let’s add Leonard Peltier to that list. I’m sure there’s others. Assange of course.
Obviously the “right” judge is in charge, the dishonorable Judge Anthony J. Trenga has previously ruled in favor of the Muslim travel ban. This is worthy of Stalin’s justice system, attempting to force Ms. Manning to fabricate evidence against Mr. Assange, so that he can be charged with abetting hacking rather than journalism.
Tulsi Gabbard has stated she would pardon Snowden and drop charges on Assange. I suspect she would also look favorably on Manning.
Chelsea may go on a hunger strike and this may force government to force feed or release her.