Autumn Manning, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning who was wounded in the Ft. Hood terror attack, is speaking out on Twitter. Manning claims that the Department of Defense has “slapped victims of violence with gag orders” and is preventing them to discuss denial of benefits and other developments in the wake of the attack.
The attack was famously classified as “workplace violence” and as of such, wounded have been denied combat benefits.
Why would the DOD gag families, especially those who aren’t serving thus not obligated to comply?
Autumn later updated the information, clarifying that families had been told to “keep silent”:
Dana Loesch ✔ @DLoesch
How can the DOD silence non military personnel? http://www.redstate.com/dloesch/2013/08/07/wife-of-ft-hood-survivor-dod-is-gagging-us/ … #FtHoodAutumn Manning @WWWife
@DLoesch gag order on witnesses only, told family members couldn't talk 2 press.Husband is md retired. Will say what I want 2who I want
8:04 PM - 7 Aug 2013
DOD Slaps “Gag Order” On Fort Hood Victims, Tells Families To Keep Silent | Weasel Zippers
Stay classy America. I'm sure barry will help the families post haste.
It was only 'workplace violence' anyway. What's the big deal?