Some of the hippies at the Breanna Manning trial broke the rules and released a recording of his statement to the adoring hordes of filthy devotees says Associated Press in a link to us by Andy;
The Freedom of the Press Foundation, a group co-founded by Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg, posted the 68-minute recording of Manning’s voice on its website. The group also posted an edited, five-minute version on YouTube, featuring Manning’s rationale for sending WikiLeaks an unclassified video of a deadly 2007 Army helicopter attack on civilians in Iraq.
The recording was from a Feb. 28 court-martial pretrial hearing at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. News organizations reported on Manning’s’ statement at the time, but spectators were prohibited from recording the proceedings. Those in the courtroom were searched for recording equipment beforehand, and about two dozen reporters watching a closed-circuit video feed in a separate building had to agree in writing not to record the hearing.
They did the same thing to us when I was at CCTV broadcast of the Guantanamo trial, but ya know, you can’t trust hippies as far as you thrown them. of course it was Daniel Ellsburg group that released the audio and Ellsburg, the guy who leaked the Pentagon Papers doesn’t see the problem;
He said Manning, who has been locked up for more than 2 1/2 years awaiting trial, deserves to have his voice heard outside the courtroom.
“We thought that it was time for the public to hear his voice for the first time,” Ellsberg said.
Yeah, well, it’s not for them to decide, it’s up to the judge. I really hate hippies.