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  • Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones' life

    11/18/2021 12:04:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 18/11/21 | Sean Murphy
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt used his authority to spare the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. Stitt commuted the 41-year-old Jones’ death sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He had been scheduled for execution at 4 p.m. “After prayerful consideration and reviewing materials presented by all sides of this case, I have determined to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility...
  • Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor (Gov. Ray Blanton TN-D)

    06/09/2021 5:20:20 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | June 9, 2021 | KIMBERLEE KRUESI , Associated Press
    A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed for the first time Wednesday have elements that ring of a movie: a trusted ally of union boss Jimmy Hoffa gunned down after testifying about a corrupt governor selling prison pardons and a gunman who donned a wig and blackface to throw authorities off the scent. Investigators in Hamilton County, which encompasses Chattanooga, have been chipping away at the 42-year-old cold case of Samuel Pettyjohn since...
  • On 4/20, pot prisoners ask Biden to honor campaign pledge and free them

    04/20/2021 7:21:26 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2021
    WASHINGTON — As marijuana users celebrate 4/20 on Tuesday, jailed pot dealers are pleading with President Biden to honor his campaign promise to release “everyone” in prison for marijuana. The White House is involved in initial talks about a new clemency initiative. But advocates want to keep up the pressure on Biden — noting he is directly responsible for jailing many drug dealers, including with the 1994 crime law he authored as a senator. Biden recanted his “lock ’em up” stance and said in 2019: “I think we should decriminalize marijuana, period. And I think everyone – anyone who has...
  • President Trump Has Granted Clemency Less Than Every President In Modern History Bar One

    12/24/2020 8:21:31 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    The Daily Handle | 12-24-2020 | Tyler Durden
    President Trump Has Granted Clemency Less Than Every President In Modern History Bar OneWell this is going to break the mainstream media narrative… As Trump has pardoned some relatively high profile individuals such as Roger Stone, General Mike Flynn, and Paul Manafort, the liberalati has got its gender-neutral panties in a bundle over these “digusting”, “corrupt”, “cronyism” actions. It turns out however that, even including the recent surge, PewResearch reports that Trump has used his clemency power less often than any president in modern history (apart from Bush Senior), according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice.President Trump has...
  • How US Presidents Rank For Clemency

    11/28/2020 8:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 11/28/2020 | Tyler Durden
    President Trump has granted a pardon to his former national security advisor Michael Flynn in a rare act of clemency. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials and he was fired after just 23 days on the job.However, despite the media uproar over Trump's actions with Flynn, Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that throughout his time in the White House, Trump has used pardons, commutations and other forms of leniency less frequently than other presidents, particularly his direct predecessor.You will find more infographics at StatistaAs one of the final acts of his eight years in...
  • Turkeys, Corn and Cob, expected to be first in slew of final Trump pardons

    11/24/2020 8:04:36 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 24, 2020
    People close to the White House believe President Trump may pardon humans in addition to turkeys this holiday season — with one advocate saying they expect Trump to close out his term with a bang as the “most merciful” president in history. Trump will “pardon” gobblers named Corn and Cob in an annual tradition at the White House on Tuesday, but in a potential twist, allies and reform advocates are anticipating more serious reprieves in the coming weeks. “President Trump has moved mountains since taking office and I’m certain he’s not done yet,” said Amy Povah, a clemency advocate and...
  • Trump grants clemency to former Gary, Indiana boxer Charles ‘Duke’ Tanner imprisoned for drug crimes

    10/25/2020 2:14:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2020 | MEREDITH COLIAS-PETE
    An ex-Gary boxer serving a 30-year sentence on federal drug and conspiracy convictions was granted clemency Wednesday by President Donald Trump. Charles “Duke” Tanner, 40, was released Wednesday from a Pennsylvania prison, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His original release date was Oct. 20, 2030. He had lobbied unsuccessfully for years to cut his drug sentence short. Tanner said Thursday he found out he was getting released after the prison’s 4 p.m. stand up count Wednesday. After his release, he was taken to a hotel room. Friends later picked him up. "They came to my cell and said,...
  • Trump Grants Clemency to Man Locked Up under Biden's 1994 Crime Bill

    10/22/2020 1:08:29 PM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 22 | Ivanka Trump
    @IvankaTrumpYesterday @realDonaldTrump granted Duke Tanner clemency after 16 years in prison. Duke was sentenced to life in prison for a 1st time, non-violent crime because of Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill. We pray that you will do much good with your second chance Duke! God Bless!
  • Chelsea Handler Humiliated for Falsely Suggesting Trump Only Exonerates White People

    02/19/2020 9:29:27 PM PST · by Arones · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2020 | David Ng
    Comedian Chelsea Handler was hammered after she falsely suggested that President Donald Trump only exonerates or pardons white people. Handler got dragged on social media by commenters who pointed out that among the people President Trump chose this week for clemency are Angela Stanton-King, Tynice Nichole Hall, and Crystal Munoz — who are black and Native American. Two years ago, President Trump also granted clemency to Alice Johnson, who is black. President Trump enacted clemency actions on Tuesday for 11 individuals who served time for a range of crimes including drug-related offenses and white-collar fraud.
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency

    02/19/2020 8:55:25 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Feb 18, 2020 | White House Press Secretary
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency granting Full Pardons to the following individuals: Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Michael Milken, Ariel Friedler, Bernard Kerik, Paul Pogue, David Safavian, and Angela Stanton. In addition, President Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency granting commutations to Rod Blagojevich, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron. Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is a successful businessman, real estate developer, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During the 23 years that he owned the San Francisco 49ers, the team won an unprecedented 13 division titles and 5 Super Bowl Championships. In 1998,...
  • Trump Grants Clemency to Three U.S. Service Members (Jailed For killing terrorists)

    11/18/2019 10:31:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2019 | Ari Lieberman
    President Donald Trump granted clemency to three members of the United States military – two army officers and a Navy SEAL. The three – Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, former Green Beret, Maj. Matt Golsteyn, and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher – received full pardons over the weekend. Maj. Golsteyn had been accused of murdering an unarmed Taliban bomb-maker. He believed that the terrorist would kill again if released; not an unreasonable assumption given the recidivist rate among released terrorists. An initial Army probe found insufficient evidence to bring charges but a second probe, opened six years later, found sufficient...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (Gallagher & Executive Clemency military for Golsteyn, Lorance)

    11/15/2019 9:34:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/15/19 | Whitehouse
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him. In early July 2012, only days after Lieutenant Lorance had taken command of his platoon in one of the most dangerous battle zones in Afghanistan, a motorcycle with three...
  • GOOD NEWS! US War Hero – Sgt. Derrick Miller – To Be Released from Leavenworth

    03/21/2019 2:24:34 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 237 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 20, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    For several years The Gateway Pundit has reported on the plight of Sgt. Derrick Miller who sits in prison for life in Leavenworth, Kansas. Today we are pleased to announce that Sgt. Miller will soon be released from prison! U.S. Army National Guardsman Sgt. Derrick Miller... from Hagerstown, Maryland, was convicted in July of 2011 for the pre-meditated murder of an Afghan man in 2010. Sgt. Miller shot and killed an Afghan civilian following the civilian attempting to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon during a period of intense questioning. The Afghan civilian was a suspected insurgent that was walking through Sgt....
  • Prisoners hope Trump will pardon humans alongside Thanksgiving turkeys

    11/20/2018 5:14:47 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 20, 2018
    When President Trump "pardons" a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys on Tuesday, prisoners will be watching and hoping that Trump breaks with tradition and frees human beings alongside lucky birds. This year, optimism is fueled by signs that the White House and Justice Department are processing clemency requests, as Trump denounces perceived unfairness in criminal sentencing and vows to release more inmates. Last week, Trump endorsed legislation that would reduce some drug-crime penalties, after saying in October that "a lot of people" are jailed for "no reason," and that he was "actively looking" for inmates to release.
  • MLK niece urges clemency 'tidal wave' after giving White House list of names

    08/23/2018 8:04:29 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 23, 2018
    Evangelical leader Alveda King says she’s optimistic that President Trump will unleash a “good tidal wave” of clemency after she delivered to the White House a list of nearly 100 prisoners who she wants Trump to release. The niece of Martin Luther King Jr. participated in an Aug. 1 discussion between Trump and African-American pastors and left behind her list of names with the office of the presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. King, a supporter of Trump and leader of the anti-abortion group Civil Rights for the Unborn, declined to provide a copy of her list, citing the potential...
  • Alice Johnson recalls 'feeling of betrayal' from Obama, urges working with Trump

    07/25/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 25, 2018
    Former prison inmate Alice Johnson said Wednesday she had a "feeling of betrayal" when former President Barack Obama left office with her still behind bars, urging other clemency aspirants to put aside their qualms and work with President Trump to win their release. Johnson, who Trump freed last month from a drug-related life sentence, spoke at a gathering of clemency advocates at George Washington University, saying her case should give hope to others. "From what everyone was saying, the Obama administration would be the one that would set you free, but I was still not set free. So to put...
  • President Trump Pardons Hammonds

    07/10/2018 6:19:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Congressional Western Caucus ^ | July 10, 2018 | Tanner Hanson
    His action makes right a heartless judicial excess - in keeping with the purpose of clemency For Immediate Release Date: July 10, 2018 Contact: Tanner Hanson Tanner.Hanson@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today,  Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (OR-02), Chief Rules Officer Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) issued statements following the announcement of President Trump's decision to issue full pardons for Dwight and Steven Hammond of Oregon:  Congressman Gosar stated, “Besides being a commendable application of the...
  • Ex-NFL player asks Trump to release nephew convicted of murder

    06/18/2018 10:18:32 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2018
    A running back who played for several NFL teams is publicly requesting that President Trump consider a clemency request for his nephew, stepping forward to seek Trump's help after the president has battled the NFL in particular about protests during the national anthem. Trump said Friday that he hadn’t heard from any athletes, a week after he invited them to submit names of prisoners treated unjustly by the legal system. Apparently unknown to Trump, former NFL player Tony Paige sent a letter last week requesting clemency for his nephew Marcus Paige, who is serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder....
  • Trump asked for clemency names, and lists promptly arrived at White Hous

    06/11/2018 3:40:42 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2018
    President Trump told reporters Friday that he wanted to give clemency to more people treated unfairly by the legal system, particularly cases involving people like Alice Johnson, who he released from a life sentence for drug dealing at the request of Kim Kardashian West. "I want to do people that are unfairly treated like an Alice," he said before boarding a Marine helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House. Hours later, lists of additional names were hand-delivered to the West Wing. White House counsel Don McGahn and presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner sat down for separate meetings...
  • Alan Dershowitz says anyone can get clemency from Trump, as buzz builds behind bars

    06/03/2018 7:21:47 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 3, 2018
    President Trump issued his first prison commutation after lunch with Alan Dershowitz. The men talked about Mideast politics before Trump "asked me what else was on my mind, and I told him. I took advantage of the moment,” the longtime Harvard law professor recalled. Dershowitz told the president about Sholom Rubashkin, a kosher meatpacking executive who was seven years into a 27-year prison sentence for financial crimes. Not long after, Rubashkin in December became the first — and so far only — person Trump released from prison. "You have to appeal to his sense of injustice," said Dershowitz, who often...