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Chelsea Manning tweets ‘F**k the police’ on law enforcement appreciation day

Chelsea Manning (Wikipedia/Tim Travers Hawkins)
January 10, 2018

While people took time to recognize the achievements of law enforcement on Tuesday, Chelsea Manning took to Twitter to slam law enforcement.

“F**k the police,” Chelsea Manning tweeted, adding various emojis, including a gun and a police car, as well as the hashtag “disarm the police.”

Chelsea Manning (Twitter)

Manning continued with a number of tweets attacking law enforcement with a number of unverified statistics.

“Police and prosecutors steal more through ‘civil asset forfeiture’ than all ‘property crime’ combined,” Manning wrote.

Chelsea Manning tweeted about law enforcement. (Twitter)

“Police kill hundreds of people every year with absolute impunity,” Manning added.

Chelsea Manning tweeted about law enforcement. (Twitter)

And, Manning also tweeted: “The worst armed criminals wear uniforms and carry shiny pieces of metal.”

Chelsea Manning tweeted about law enforcement. (Twitter)

Twitter users responded – many saying Manning should get medical help, is seeking attention and should be sent back to prison.

In 2010, then U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning leaked more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, making it the largest leak in United States history. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but her sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama. Manning was released from prison in May.

Last September, Manning was denied entrance into Canada due to a criminal record.

“[S]o, i guess canada has permanently banned me ?” Manning wrote on Twitter. “[D]enied entry b/c of convictions similar to ‘treason’ offense.”

According to the letter, Manning was “inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for having been convicted of an offense outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute an [offense] under the Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years.”

Manning said she drove to the Canadian border in Lacolle, Quebec, on Thursday planning to go on vacation in Montreal and Vancouver. Manning said she was stopped and detained overnight before being given the report saying she was barred entry into Canada.