United States police invade Chelsea Manning’s home with guns

This video from the USA says about itself:

Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning‘s Home With Guns Drawn — in a “Wellness Check”

5 June 2018

Shortly after Chelsea Manning posted what appeared to be two suicidal tweets on May 27, police broke into her home with
their weapons drawn as if conducting a raid, in what is known as a “wellness” or “welfare check” on a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower and U.S. Senate candidate, was not at home, but video obtained by The Intercept shows officers pointing their guns as they searched her empty apartment.

“This is what a police state looks like”, Manning said. “Guns drawn during a ‘wellness’ check.”

Welfare checks like this, usually prompted by calls placed to 911 by concerned friends or family, too often end with police harming — or even killing — the person they were dispatched to check on.

Manning was out of the country at the time of the incident, said Janus Cassandra, a close friend who was on the phone with her that night. “If Chelsea had been home when these cops arrived with guns drawn, she would be dead.”

Read the full story here.

Video of Chelsea Manning “wellness check” highlights threat posed by police to mentally ill in US: here.

CANBERRA MULLS CHELSEA MANNING VISIT The Australian government is considering whether to refuse entry to whistleblower Chelsea Manning just days ahead of her speaking tour. [HuffPost]

‘IT DOESN’T LOOK RIGHT’ Four Mesa, Arizona, cops have been placed on paid leave after they were caught on video brutalizing unarmed Robert Johnson, 33, repeatedly kicking and punching him in the head during a May 23 arrest. [HuffPost]

SHOT IN THE BACK Antwon Rose, an unarmed 17-year-old, was shot three times in the back while running away from a traffic stop in Pittsburgh. [HuffPost]

NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to more than five years in prison: here.

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