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Join us at the Fort Meade hearings to stand with Brad
« on: November 08, 2012, 20:00:14 PM »
Join us at the Fort Meade hearings to stand with Brad

Alleged WikiLeaks whistle-blower PFC Bradley Manning is back in court soon for his next pre-trial motion hearing. We encourage everyone to attend! The next scheduled court dates are:
 •November 7 – 8: Government litigation of defense’s speedy trial motion hearing; production motion for witnesses at “unlawful pretrial punishment” motion hearing
 •November 27 – December 2: Litigation/argument on the “unlawful pretrial punishment” motion
 •December 10 – 14: Defense litigation of defense’s speedy trial motion; pretrial witnesses and evidentiary issues argued
 •January 14 – 18: Handling of classified information during the trial
 •January 28 – 29: Last minute motions before trial
 •January 30: Voir dire (or screening of potential jurors)
 •February 4 – March 15: Military court martial (trial)
 
On hearing days, we usually hold a vigil from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in front of the Fort Meade Main Gate at Reece Road and US 175 (Google map). Afterwards, we enter Fort Meade (via the Visitor Control Center), and go to the courtroom.
 
It has been over two years since his arrest, and the government is continuing to delay and extend the trial timeline. Help us show Bradley we care by filling the court room!
 
To enter Fort Meade, bring a government issued ID, such as a state issued drivers license or passport. Non-US passports are accepted. Be prepared to remove any shirts or buttons that show support for Bradley Manning while on base.
 
If you are driving onto Fort Meade, make sure to:
 •Have your up-to-date vehicle registration
 •Have your up-to-date vehicle insurance (printed copy–not a electronic version on your mobile phone)
 •Obey posted speed limits (they are strictly enforced by military police–especially for “special visitors”)
 •Be prepared to cover “political” bumper stickers on your vehicle with tape
 
Unlike most trials, the government is refusing to release any official transcripts of the trials. It is up to the public to attend, and comment on, what happens inside the otherwise secretive court room. Thank you for your support and please join us at Fort Meade!
 
Getting there:
 
From Washington, D.C.
 •Take MD-295 NORTH towards BALTIMORE to US 175 EAST. Take 175 EAST until you come to the Reece Road intersection (there is a traffic light). Turn right at the traffic light onto Reece road, and proceed to the Visitor Control Center to your right.
 

From Baltimore, M.D.
 •Take MD-295 SOUTH towards WASHINGTON DC to US 175 EAST. Take 175 EAST until you come to the Reece Road intersection (there is a traffic light). Turn right at the traffic light onto Reece road, and proceed to the Visitor Control Center to your right.
 
Visitor Control Center
 •Fort Meade is a ‘closed’ post, all visitors should go to the Visitor Control Center at the Reece Road gate for access information. This information may change from day to day. There is a parking lot outside of the Visitor Control Center.
 
 Courtroom
 • After entering Fort Meade at Reece Road, drive or walk to the Magistrate Court, 4432 Llewellyn Avenue, Fort Meade, MD. It is 2 miles from the Visitor Control Center. There is usually parking available near the courtroom. There are no electronic devices allowed through the security check to enter the courtroom–you must leave your mobile phone in your vehicle (or someone’s vehicle).
 
If you have any questions about attending the court room proceedings, and the vigil please contact [email protected]

http://www.bradleymanning.org/news/attending-bradleys-hearings
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