Chelsea Manning Released From Jail After Suicide Attempt

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Convicted traitor Chelsea Manning was released from jail after the grand jury disbanded and she wasn't needed.

Alexandria, VA – A federal judge released convicted felon Chelsea Manning from jail on Thursday with the revelation that the grand jury had disbanded and no longer needed her testimony against Julian Assange.

“Ms. Manning’s appearance before the grand jury is no longer needed,” Judge Anthony J. Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia wrote, according to The Washington Post. “Her detention no longer serves any coercive purpose.”

The judge released Manning a day after the former Army private made another suicide attempt in jail.

Despite objections from her attorneys, Trenga ordered Manning to pay the $256,000 in fines she accrued during the 11 months she was in contempt of court, NBC News reported.

Bradley Manning, who became Chelsea the day after she was sentenced, was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst who leaked massive amounts of American military and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks.

The huge leak of government secrets led to political turmoil across the world and prompted many people to call for Manning’s execution for treason.

Manning, 32, was convicted of violations of the espionage acts in 2013, and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

But President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence shortly before he left office in January of 2017, and she was released four months later.

Manning served time in the men's prison at Fort Leavenworth. She had a rough time in prison, and twice tried to kill herself.

In September 2016, Manning went on a five-day hunger strike which ended when the Army agreed to provide her with gender change surgery.

Since her release, Manning has continued to publicly behave in an unstable manner.

She announced she was running for U.S. Senate in Maryland in January of 2018, but by June of the same year she was threatening suicide in tweets from a London hotel room.

Recently, Manning was called to testify before a grand jury investigating Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and she refused.

Before she was jailed, Manning posted a statement on Twitter that said she would be facing “a sealed contempt hearing for refusing to testify at a secret grand jury over my 2010 disclosures.”

She said prosecutors had granted her immunity, but that she had already provided the information when she was court-martialed in 2013.

Manning wrote that she answered each question she was asked with "I object to the question and refuse to answer on the grounds that the question is in violation of my First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendment, and other statutory rights.”

Not satisfied with the convicted traitor’s refusal to answer questions, U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton told Manning on Friday that she was in contempt, Business Insider reported.

Hilton ordered Manning jailed "either until you purge yourself or the end of the life of the grand jury."

"I don't believe in the grand jury process; I don't believe in the secrecy of this,” Manning announced before the ruling, according to Business Insider.

Grand juries have be known to run for a long as a year and a half, NBC News reported.

Her attorneys called Manning’s arrest "an act of tremendous cruelty,” Business Insider reported.

They said her history of mental health issues in prison should be considered, and that she had previously been mistreated as a transgender woman by the justice system.

However, the record showed that Manning’s mental health problems have continued outside of prison walls.

Police performed a welfare check on former Army analyst on May 27, 2018 after she posted two suicide threats on social media.

Montgomery County police received “several calls” from concerned parties who had read Manning’s tweets, Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks told The Intercept.

In her first tweet, the then-30-year-old transgender activist posted a picture of herself standing on the ledge of a building captioned with the words “im sorry.”​

She followed that up with a more detailed tweet, The Washington Times reported.

I’m sorry - I tried - I’m sorry I let you all down. I’m not really cut out for this world - I tried adapting to this world out here but I failed you - I couldn’t do this anymore … I tried and I’m sorry about my failure.”

The tweets were quickly deleted, but not before people became very worried about her well-being.

After receiving calls from some of Manning’s Twitter followers, officers looked up her address and went to check on her.

When nobody answered her door, they appeared to gain entry to her apartment using a key provided by building management or another source to make sure she was not in need of medical care.

Instead of thanking the police officers for their efforts in tracking down the apartment address, Manning and her friends who called the police later complained about the officers’ entry into her apartment.

Comments (24)
Boston_Cowboy
Boston_Cowboy

Let him kill himself! You cannot have the right to live without the right to die.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Manning was charged with 22 offenses, including aiding the enemy, which was the most serious charge and could have resulted in a death sentence.

She was held at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico in Virginia, from July 2010 to April 2011, under Prevention of Injury status—which entailed de facto solitary confinement and other restrictions that caused domestic and international concern—before being transferred to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she could interact with other detainees.

She pleaded guilty in February 2013 to 10 of the charges. The trial on the remaining charges began on June 3, 2013, and on July 30, she was convicted of 17 of the original charges and amended versions of four others, but was acquitted of aiding the enemy.

She was sentenced to 35 years at the maximum-security U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence to nearly seven years of confinement dating from her arrest on May 27, 2010.

After release, Manning earned a living through speaking engagements. In 2018, Manning challenged incumbent Senator Ben Cardin for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate election in her home state of Maryland. Manning received 5.7% of the votes; Cardin won renomination with 80.5% of the votes cast.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20
  1. Why do you keep referring to this traitor as “she”, “her”? It is a “he”.
  2. “He” should have been executed for treason during war time.
Ekc58
Ekc58

Well, she's a guy so...

JBoH
JBoH

"I’m sorry - I tried - I’m sorry I let you all down."

Next time...try harder until you get it right.

bryantrent
bryantrent

On please

graybeard421
graybeard421

Obviously he's not trying hard enough.

OldVet
OldVet

Another great move by Obama.

Justiceforallalways
Justiceforallalways

Traitor should have faced the firing squad. He has gotten off way to easy.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

My favorite was when he tried to move to Canada and they told him to fuck off on account of being convicted of treason.

JCRPI
JCRPI

These "suicide attempts" are getting way too much attention, can't he just get it right one time and be done with it.

sizzle937
sizzle937

The Poor (girl) needs help
I’m sure there is someone that has an extra handful of pills. Or maybe a rope? Gun perhaps?
Directions to a tall bridge? Hell even a ride there.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

We should have put this pos to death right from the start. He/she/it is a waste of skin.

DocCharlie91
DocCharlie91

"It" should have received a hanging and not a pardon from Obama.
But Obama had to show his utter disregard to America by pardoning "It".

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I want to know who is paying the transgender traitor to speak? Are these people that desperate for speakers with questionable morals who are convicted criminals?

and if she wants to commit suicide, than I'm sure plenty would volunteer to help her.

hippoguy17
hippoguy17

some people just fail at everything they try

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

First the Army, that means the taxpayer, you and me, got the privilege of paying for Bradley's sex reassignment, oh joy, oh joy! And seriously, Barack Obama? One traitor pardoning another? If you didn't see that one coming then you're still wearing blinders! I can't remember, did Obama pardon Manning before or after visiting Vietnam and arming our enemy with fully automatic US weapons of war? Anyone?

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

OPEN SEASON ON COWARDLY , SPINELESS PUKE WHITE POWER AHOLES. See how tough the feel with 8 250 grain H.P.'s in their crotch.

Mark5610
Mark5610

Well Bradly, maybe you should move in with the man who freed you from prison to begin with.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

DISGUSTING ,GENDERLESS PUKE STICK. DEPORT IT TO CHINA.

hoss377
hoss377

Poor Bradley,you just cant do anything right.


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