Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Bradley Manning: WikiLeaker, Part 3

Additional Charges and Current Situation

 

Bradley Manning
Bradley Manning

Around the time of Crowley’s resignation, the government doubled down on Manning's charges. Nearly a year after he'd been arrested and imprisoned, Bradley Manning was hit with 22 more offenses. This time, the charges were far more serious. Among these charges: "aiding the enemy," a capital offense, punishable by death.

The charges were also more specifically connected to the WikiLeaks documents. According to the charge under the section "Mutiny and Sedition," Manning allegedly did

"wrongfully and wantonly cause to be published on the internet intelligence belonging to the United States government, having knowledge that intelligence published on the internet is accessible to the enemy, such conduct being prejudicial to good order and discipline in the armed forces and being of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces."

The new, extended charges seem designed to make sure that Manning doesn't get off with a slap to the wrist. In the meantime, Manning now sits in a cell at Ft. Leavenworth, where he awaits court martial. His one-year anniversary in prison will be coming up at the end of May.

 

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