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Thursday Feb 9 | via The Las Vegas Sun
A Puerto Rican nationalist who is the last of his group still serving time for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. territory unexpectedly returned to the island Thursday to serve the remainder of a sentence commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama. Oscar Lopez Rivera disembarked from an American Airlines jet that landed in the capital of San Juan and was placed under house arrest at his daughter's apartment. Comment?
Thursday Jan 26 | via The Miami Herald
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who had been convicted for turning over classified diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, "should never have been released from prison." Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Comment?
Jan 19, 2017 | via The Grand Junction Sentinel
The commutation drew stern rebukes from both sides of the aisle. We mention this by way of expressing disappointment with President Barack Obama's controversial decision to commute Chelsea Manning's 35-year prison sentence for giving classified government and military materials to the WikiLeaks website. Comment?
Jan 18, 2017 | via Salem News
President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early. Manning, who will leave prison in May, was one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama was shortening, a list that includes Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Comment?
Jan 18, 2017 | via The Hill
In 2013, Bradley Edward Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and dishonorably discharged from the Army after leaking 700,000 secret documents to Wikileaks. The day after sentencing, which followed years of counseling for gender dysphoria, Manning announced that she was female and would like to be known as Chelsea. Comment?
Jan 17, 2017 | via Patterico
President Obama commuted the vast majority of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning's 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified documents, the White House announced Tuesday. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Comment?
Jan 17, 2017 | via The Stranger
In one of his final acts as the current POTUS, President Obama has approved a total of 209 commutations and 64 pardons, which includes shortening the sentence for Chelsea Manning. The 29-year-old one-time army intelligence analyst was arrested in 2010 for releasing a boatload of secrets and sensitive military files to Wikileaks, held in solitary confinement at Virginia's Marine Corps Brig, Quantico for nine months before being being transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and in August of 2013, was ultimately convicted and given a pretty substantial sentence-35 years. Comment?
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