While many jingoistic Americans were celebrating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, U.S. Army Veteran Chelsea Manning took to Twitter to show her appreciation to LEO’s.
“F–k the police,” Manning tweeted out on Tuesday, followed by “#DisarmThePolice #WeGotThis.”
Chelsea was brought into the limelight in 2010 after her arrest while in the Army, which lead to a conviction in 2013 of 20 counts, including Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud. She was responsible for the release of more than 700,000 classified government documents on WikiLeaks. Manning was cleared of her most serious charge of aiding the enemy.
In his final days in office, President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency, and she was released from military prison last May after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence.
Manning has also been critical of military intervention during Veterans Day, using her social media platform she tweeted:
“Want to support veterans!? Stop sending us overseas to kill or be killed for your nationalist fairy tales. We can do better.”
Needless to say conservatives and liberals alike don’t like this, especially conservatives who can’t see the irony of supporting free speech but calling someone a traitor when they use to say something they dislike.
Majority of the articles deadname Chelsea as well despite wetter knowing better. It’s like their transphobic digs are subtle punishment for rustling with their nationalism. Words are powerful.