This is the most ridiculous thing I can think of; Jerry 920 sends us a link from the Associated Press that the judge in the Breanna Manning trial, Col. Denise Lind, has determined that Manning’s sentence will be reduced because she has determined that he was mistreated while he was being held at Quantico.
Lind found that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. She awarded a total of 112 days off any prison sentence Manning gets if he is convicted.
Manning was confined to a windowless cell 23 hours a day, sometimes with no clothing. Brig officials say it was to keep him from hurting himself or others.
The judge said that Manning’s confinement was “more rigorous than necessary.” She added that the conditions “became excessive in relation to legitimate government interests.”
He hasn’t even been sentenced yet, so how is she knocking time off of his sentence when he hasn’t even been declared guilty. And what if his sentence is life? How do you knock 112 days off a life sentence? I guess this is her way of telling us he’s not going to get life.
Category: Military issues