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Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years

By Julie Tate, Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 AM

A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Manning, 25, was convicted last month of multiple charges, including violations of the Espionage Act for copying and disseminating the documents while serving as an intelligence analyst at a forward operating base in Iraq. He faced up to 90 years in prison.


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Can't argue

"“When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system,” said Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project."

with that...

We all need to write him...

He should be out in 20 years. It is very important for those of us who believe he should not be doing any time to write him. I'm sure he will go to Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas. What a shame, I used to know the head Chaplin there but he has since retired. We need to see what we can do to have our names put on a mailing list for him there.

Expect for all of your mail to be read but I know he would love getting a letter from time to time. The only way he will be able to call home will be collect, which from what I understand is expensive, so any donations for him to do that would be good also. Many of my family members are prison guards, my heart goes out to him. He will be forgotten before long and no one will remember who he is in 10 years. Hopefully some of you will and will write him throughout this ordeal that he is going through.

He will never be the same, what a shame to wreck his life like this all because he wanted to stop the slaughter of women and children.

I bet he's in no more than 3 yrs

and he'll go to a country club prison where he can play golf.