Breanna Manning’s suicide threats

| November 28, 2012

So, in the hearing yesterday morning at Fort Meade, MD, details emerged about the statements and behavior that led to Breanna Manning’s harsh treatment at the Quantico confinement facility. The Associated Press reports;

[Daniel Choike, installation commander of the Quantico, Va., Marine Corps base] said Manning’s custody status was determined in part by his odd behavior, including licking the bars of his cell, “erratic dancing” and lifting invisible weights. Coombs suggested that the bar-licking occurred during sleepwalking and that the other behaviors were merely exercise.

Choike said Manning’s jailers took away his underwear at night starting March 2, 2011, after he made what they regarded as a suicidal comment: “I have everything I need right here to be able to harm myself. The waistband of my underwear can do this.” Coombs suggested the comment stemmed from Manning’s frustration at being kept on injury-prevention status.

Why would corrections officers think that Manning might be nuts because he licked the bars to his cell? That seems like perfectly normal behavior to me. Threatening to kill himself with his underoos is not outside normal behavior. Obviously, the staff overreacted to Manning’s really ghey suicide threats.

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  1. Gunner3_4 says:

    His last words would have been “Don’t worry, I’ll be brief”.

  2. Robert says:

    If they’d let him make a YouTube video of it, it might be a bigger hit than “Gangnam Style.”

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    He wants to strangle himself with his panties?

    Oh, hell, let him. Quit wasting my tax money on him.

    Thank you.

  4. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Yank out his teeth. He might bite himself to death. Pull out his fingernails. He might slash his wrists with them. Better disembowel him too. He might eat his own crap and suffocate.

  5. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    I suppose it’s comments like mine that get TAH listed as an extremist website.

  6. Twist says:

    Hey Cav, I’m on a DOD computer and still able to get here so please watch your P’s and Q’s.

    Please oh please somebody call Manning’s bluff.

  7. NHSparky says:

    A little advice for Breanna:

    To quote the denizens of 4Chan, “Do it, faggot.”

    Naw, it’s MY comments that are considered extremist. Just ask the douchenozzle trolls that hate this place so much, yet can’t seem to squat on any of the other 2 billion websites besides this one.

  8. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Sorry Twist. I mean to say exta misty website. We’re all just a bunch of good-natured patriots here. Hail to the Chief and so forth…

  9. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    Let him/her do it! It’ll save us money and it’ll be no great loss.

  10. Don Carl says:

    While sleep walking? Sleep walking after age 12 is a bar to enlistment.

  11. RandomNCO says:

    #10 lets find whatever recruiter put this little twerp in the Army and get him fired.

  12. Hondo says:

    Assuming the “sleepwalking” claim is true, I’d guess Manning never disclosed a history of same to his recruiter or during his entry physical.

    Personally, I ain’t buying the “sleepwalking” claim.

  13. UpNorth says:

    I’m gonna go way out on a limb here and venture a guess that licking the bars to his cell, erratic dancing and comments about harming himself were all part of his lawyer’s strategery for beating the charges. Breanna was doing as he was told to lay the foundation for his insanity, or diminished capacity, defense.

  14. David says:

    I suspect having his teeth yanked would be an answer to his/her prayers, if ya know what I mean….

    Gunner – well played, sir

  15. USMCE8Ret says:

    Naturally, Manning had access to his legal handlers while in the brig, and I can only speculate his antics were orchestrated in order to influence the outcome of what’s being litigated today. For the life of me, I can’t imagine it being normal to see someone licking the bars of a jail cell or using “air weights” to get a workout – but that’s just me. I’ve never worked in the corrections field, but I can imagine that if a prisoner has any suicidal ideations (i.e. hanging ones self with elastic underwear material), that would probably bring cause for the staff to prevent him killing himself while in custody. Just makes sense to me.

  16. ex af says:

    Encyclopedia of Military Rules

    Rule 1: Stay out of a Marine brig.
    Rule 2: There are no more rules.

  17. ex af says:

    I remember once Navy / Marine transport showed up at our AF patch of runway during the Vietnam unpleasantness. Had to send corpsmen from base hospital to ‘check on the condition of the prisoners (pax)’. So Marine guards escorted our medics to the prisoners who were chained down on the deck with the cargo. ‘Ah, you got the keys?’ No. ‘What happens if the plane goes down…’ OK, they’re in good shape, have a good flight.
    Seems they were going to Leavenworth for rioting and refusal to obey orders in a combat zone.

  18. Virtual Insanity says:

    ex af,

    Flew an AWOL from Ft Sill to Ft Campbell in the back of a Blackhawk that way once, too.

    He went AWOL once before, came back at 27 days, and was making bailing noises while I was the acting commander. JAG wouldn’t approve pre-trial confinement, and he bailed again. 30 days later the local sheriff pulled him naked off of his girlfriend and remanded him to military custody at Sill.

    The entire battalion “welcomed” him back that evening when the ‘hawk landed.

    Good memories….

  19. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Are there two ex afs here or just one who butters bread on both sides of the slice?

  20. Ex-PH2 says:

    If Manning is claiming it’s sleepwalking, maybe someone should poke him awake, with a cattle prod.

    Call his bluff. Do it.

  21. MAJ Mike says:

    I’ll gladly provide the shoe laces if the process will be available on YouTube.

  22. DaveO says:

    Licking the bars of his cell? WTH? He practicing for life in the general population? Or does he think he’ll be the next SecDef?

  23. teddy996 says:

    @23- There were no windows for him to lick. He had to settle.

  24. Mike Kozlowski says:

    …Bar licking? I’ll be sending him the bill for a new keyboard.


  25. Joe Williams says:

    No MajMike,no shoeloaces(migth Break).We or I send her a surival bracsket made of 15 of 550 cord. See plently to work with and complete the misson. Joe

  26. Joe Williams says:

    I meant 15 feet of 550 cord. Joe

  27. Hack Stone says:

    Okay, time for a brig story. I was home on leave just before my first tour to Okinawa (April 1984), so my buddy who just got off a West Pac float took leave with me. I lived in South Jersey, he lived in North Jersey (though he wouldn’t admit that, always claimed Brooklyn). Anyway, we took an Amtrak train down to Florida for Spring Break, and while down there, his uncle gave him an orange 1965 Impala (with 8-Track player). We drove that behemoth from Florida to South Jersey just this shy of Blackout Drive. So we go this nightclub where all of the girls who weren’t old enough to drink in Philly would go, since it was the first club just over the bridge. I head up to the bar to grab a few beers, and there are two girls who kept nudging each other. The conversation went like this.

    Girl: Are you in the Marines?
    Hack: Yeah, I sure am.
    Girl: Well, I have a boyfriend in the Navy (at the Philly Navy Yard) and he got in some trouble and now he is in the, in the……
    Hack: In the brig?
    Girl: Yeah, in the brig. Well I went down to visit him in the…..
    Hack: The brig?
    Girl: Yeah, the brig. Well, the Marine Guard said that he won’t be out for a long time, so maybe I should find a new boyfriend. He said I should try a Marine.

    Well, this happened about a day or two before my flight, and although we did go out once or twice, Hack wasn’t able to seal the deal. I just found that story amusing, and send a belated thanks to the Marine Brig Guard for at least getting things started. Makes me wonder what the brig guards are telling Bradley’s/Breanna’s boyfriend.

  28. B Woodman says:

    Sounds like something out of “Alice’s Restaurant”, when Arlo & company were arrested for littering.

    “First they took our belts and shoelaces so we couldn’t hang ourselves and escape justice. Then they took away the toilet seat so we wouldn’t knock ourselves over the head and drown in the toilet. Then they took away the toilet paper so we couldn’t bend back the bars, and escape.”

    Or something like that, close enuf.

  29. PALADIN says:

    Hanging is too good for the little fuck.