Skip to comments.GI (Manning) motive barely admissible in WikiLeaks case
Posted on 01/17/2013 6:49:33 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A military judge's ruling on Wednesday tightly limited an Army private's ability to argue he had good reasons for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
Pfc. Bradley Manning can use motive evidence at his June 3 trial only to show that he didn't know the leaked material would be seen by al-Qaida, or to seek leniency at sentencing, Col. Denise Lind ruled during a pretrial hearing. Evidence of motive isn't relevant to the other charges, she said.
Prosecutors say Manning told an online confidant-turned-government-informant that he leaked the material because "I want people to see the truth" and "information should be free." Lind said such material is only relevant as evidence of "whether he knew he was dealing with the enemy."
She also barred Manning from using at trial any reports compiled by government agencies that concluded the WikiLeaks revelations didn't compromise national security. The defense can use such material only during sentencing.
The ruling was largely a victory for the government, which had asked Lind to exclude any use of motive evidence from the trial. ......
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Not an expert in this area, but consider it’s written by AP, should we be skeptical of a ‘largely a victory for the governmen?
” ability to argue he had good reasons for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.”
What good reason could the little poofter have?!
He was miffed off that he couldn’t marry his boyfriend and sold out his country.
His actions led to the deaths of people outed in the papers he leaked.
Plus he had help from someone else to get some of that data as it was above is clearance.
What, the fact that he’s a contemptuous faggot isn’t permissible?
Just like this spy-faggot:
Jeffrey Carney is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist convicted of spying for East German Ministry for State Security (MfS). One of the MfS’s most successful spies, code-named “Kid”, Carney became alienated and angry at the Air Force and US policies under Ronald Reagan. He began handing over U.S. military documents to the MfS while working in West Berlin for the Air Force. After his transfer back to Goodfellow AFB in 1984, Carney decided to once again request permanent asylum in East Germany. His whereabouts remained unknown until 1990 and he was carried on the rolls as a deserter. Carney was finally kidnapped after fall of the Berlin Wall by the agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) on the 22nd of April, 1991 in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin.
Why isn’t Bradley Manning swinging from a noose already?
Give the little treasonous gay a fair trial and if and when he is found guilty, execute him. He deserves nothing less than to serve as an example.
My question is why there is no inquiry into how he got those sensitive info way beyond his clearance? And we don't hear any committee attempt to have an inquiry?
“My question is why there is no inquiry into how he got those sensitive info way beyond his clearance? And we don’t hear any committee attempt to have an inquiry?”
But seriously folks.
I don’t think his motive was spite, but rather blackmail.
He is using the I’m gay and I have special protected class rights defense. I’m the victim and not the criminal psycho babble. Hang ‘em high.