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On MSNBC With Tamron Hall Discussing Bradley Manning

I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall discussing the sentencing of Bradley Manning (prior to the announcement that henceforth she would like to be called Chelsea).

In her decision to mete out such a severe sentence, Judge Colonel Denise Lind said that “Manning’s conduct was of a heedless nature that made it actually and imminently dangerous to others.” (my emphasis)

Yet there was no evidence presented in open court that Manning’s actions led to death or injury.  As Kevin Gosztola reported, if any such evidence was presented, it was done in secret.

It should be of concern to everyone that an entity such as the US military is able to punish so egregiously those who expose its criminality by virtue of evidence presented in secret.  It is certainly not in the interest of democracy.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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