Manning Submits Partial Plea and Forum Selection

Manning Submits Partial Plea and Forum Selection

PFC Manning has offered to submit a partial plea in the WikiLeaks case. Specifically, Manning has offered to move forward in the case by pleading guilty by exceptions and substitutions. In the plea, Manning would admit guilt to some of the crimes he is charged with committing. The government is not required to accept the plea. Instead, the Court will determine whether this type of […]

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PFC Manning Forced to Strip Naked

PFC Manning Forced to Strip Naked

The Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. This applies to those who have been convicted of a crime and those who are accused of a crime. PFC Manning, who faces criminal charges for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks, has had this Constitutional right violated. Last night, PFC Manning was ordered to strip naked in front of corrections officers in a Quantico holding facility. Manning’s clothing, […]

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Forcing Manning to Strip Naked is Punitive, Not Protective

Forcing Manning to Strip Naked is Punitive, Not Protective

For the past three nights, the officers guarding PFC Manning have ordered him to strip and sleep naked. They take his clothing from him and force him to sleep in his cold jail cell without cover. In the morning, he is required to stand naked at attention for the morning roll call. All signs indicate that they will continue this humiliating practice for the duration […]

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