14 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning Makes Statement During Sentencing Phase of His Trial (Live Updates)

5:15 PM EST “Bradley Manning pleads with judge to allow him to ‘return to a productive place in society.” See my report on Manning’s statement, plus some commentary on what he said about creating change in the world, here. While several reporters left immediately after his statement, I chose not to go

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14 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning Makes Statement During Sentencing Phase of His Trial (Live Updates)

Pfc. Bradley Manning is expected to give a statement in military court at Fort Meade as part of the defense’s sentencing case in his trial. Two family members and a forensic psychology expert will be testifying as well.

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13 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning to take stand

If we can get 38 people to sign our petition, Bradley Manning can take the stand tomorrow knowing 4000 of us are standing there with him.  I want him to feel that power. For much of his life, he has not had support. The taunting and teasing and humiliation he

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13 Aug 2013

Understaffed Army Unit Kept Bradley Manning as Intelligence Analyst Despite Deteriorating Mental Health

A retired noncommissioned military officer, who was in charge of soldiers in the intelligence facility where Pfc. Bradley Manning worked, took the stand to testify during the sentencing phase of Manning’s trial at Fort Meade. Paul Adkins, who left the military as a sergeant first class NCO after being downgraded,

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13 Aug 2013

Understaffed Army Unit Kept Bradley Manning as Intelligence Analyst Despite Deteriorating Mental Health

Paul Adkins, who left the military as a sergeant first class officer after being downgraded, testified on incidences of “mental instability by then Spc. Bradley Manning.” These incidences were detailed in memorandums for record (MFRs) written by Adkins.

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13 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning’s Should Go Free… however

If our government wants him to serve a sentence, I know 3950+ people who are willing to serve part of that sentence for him.  http://org.credoaction.com/petitions/how-much-time-would-you-serve-for-bradley-manning PFC.Manning will be testifying this week and it would be great if even more people sign. Charlotte Scot and Kevin Zeese

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13 Aug 2013

Sentencing Phase in Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 10 (Live Updates)

5:05 PM EST  Tomorrow, Bradley Manning and family members will be making statements or testifying in court before the defense rests their sentencing case. 5:00 PM EST  Lillian Smith, division chief of the US Army Information Technology Agency, took the stand as a defense subject matter expert. She testified that

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13 Aug 2013

Sentencing Phase in Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 10 (Live Updates)

The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning will continue to call witnesses today, as they put on their case in the sentencing phase of Manning’s trial.

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12 Aug 2013

Sentencing Phase in Bradley Manning’s Trial: Defense Begins Its Case (Live Updates)

4:30 PM EST  FYI: It is still unknown when Bradley Manning will give a statement in court. It could be tomorrow, it could be Wednesday. 4:20 PM EST Court is in recess until tomorrow at 9:30 am EST. 4:10 PM Judge Army Col. Denise Lind asked Cpt. Johnson why it was “not uncommon”

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12 Aug 2013

A Kinship with Bradley Manning

I feel a kinship with Bradley Manning.  In all likelihood a few weeks from now a military judge will sentence him to serve several decades in prison for violating the Espionage Act of 1917.  My parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were convicted of violating the same act and executed just

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