Do you agree with President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence?

Do you agree with President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence?

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David Hall
chef/caterer | Fishtown
"Yes. I believe Obama made his decision based on the merits of the case. Obama undoubtedly was aware of the trans issue, but that wasn't the deciding factor. Obama isn't the kind of person to give someone a free pass based on gender identity. It's not in his make-up. He's an honest person."

Foster Longo
piano teacher | Bella Vista
"Yes, I agree with it. Clearly, Chelsea was suffering through very terrible conditions. I have mixed feelings about how Obama handled whistle-blowers during his presidency. But in this particular case, I fully approve of the commutation."

Erin Schafer
dog walker | Point Breeze
"It sounds fine to me. Obama is my guy. I trust his judgment. The punishment didn't fit the crime. People who committed similar offenses got much shorter sentences. The president wasn't saying what [Manning] did was OK. Just that she should be treated fairly."

Josh Spelman-Hall
artist | Chicago, Ill.
"Yes, I'm all for freedom of information. I'm pretty anti-government so I don't think what she did was so horrible. I support her as a trans woman. But I would support her even if she wasn't trans."


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