Surprises

by Mike Masnick


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senate, whistleblower



Interesting Timing: Senate Passes Federal Whistleblower Protection Bill

from the as-we-torture-one... dept

We were just highlighting how the government is terrible at protecting whistleblowers -- with particular attention to the horrific treatment of Bradley Manning. As all of this is going on, it's worth pointing out that the Senate (apparently without much sense of irony) has passed a "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act," which would seek to grant greater protections to government employees who blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Of course, some have concerns with the new bill, in that it specifically weakens some protections for "the intelligence community," while increasing protections for other government employees.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Dec 2010 @ 8:18am

    Re: Re: Whistleblowing vs. Treason

    He wasn't drafted; while males are required to register for the draft, there has not been a draft call since the 70's. All current members of the US armed forces are volunteers, including Mr. Manning.

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