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Chelsea Manning on Twitter: ‘F*** The Police’

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Wednesday is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, but it appears as though some are not feeling so appreciative.

“f*** the police,” said Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning on Twitter, using the hashtag National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, with a photo of a burning Thin Blue Line flag.

“yearly reminder we live in a domestic military occupation in every major city,” Manning said in a second Tweet.

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“my warrantless ‘welfare check’ with guns drawn,” Manning said in a third Tweet, linking to a story from The Intercept. 

On May 27, Manning posted two suicidal Tweets, one with a photo standing on a ledge looking down. The police did a welfare check, to which Manning apparently took offense. This is a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation for police, who would have been criticized had they not checked Manning’s welfare. Still, The Intercept wrote a piece that was sympathetic to Manning.

Manning was convicted in 2013 on 21 charges, including six counts of espionage for stealing and leaking classified information to Wikileaks during a deployment to Iraq in 2009. Manning was charged with aiding the enemy, but not convicted, and transitioned to a female in prison, on the federal government dole. Manning’s 35 year sentence was commuted by President Barack H. Obama to just seven years.

The former soldier, who was accused of punching a female superior in the face, among various other disciplinary issues while deployed, ran for U.S. Senate in 2018 and placed second to Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in the Democratic primary. Cardin won 80.5 percent of the votes.


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