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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Unconstitutional US Grand Jury System
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Remanding Chelsea Manning into federal custody for contempt on Friday, jailing her for invoking her constitutional rights, refusing to answer prosecutorial and grand juror questions, is one of countless examples of grand jury abuses of power – symptomatic of police state rule, how things work in the US.
Manning was constitutionally justified saying: "I will not comply with this, or any grand jury. Imprisoning me for my refusal to answer questions only subjects me to additional punishment for my repeatedly-stated ethical objections to the grand jury system," adding:
"The grand jury's questions pertained to disclosures from nine years ago, and took place six years after an in-depth computer forensics case in which I testified for almost a full day about these events. I stand by my previous public testimony."
"I will not par
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