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  • ‘Don’t Let Him Jump’ — Joe Biden Rambles Through Traditional White House Turkey Pardon

    11/21/2022 9:43:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden pardoned two White House turkeys on Monday, continuing a presidential tradition. The two turkeys were named “Chocolate” and “Chip,” prompting the president to talk about ice cream. “Of course, Chocolate is my favorite ice cream,” he said after talking about the turkeys. He spoke briefly and moved over to the two turkeys pardoning them immediately.
  • Governor Newsom Announces Posthumous Pardon for Courageous California Abortion Provider, Lifts Up State’s Work to Protect and Expand Reproductive Freedom for All

    11/06/2022 12:56:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Office of Governor Gavin Newsom ^ | November 5, 2022 | Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
    SACRAMENTO – As states across the country continue to impose archaic and dangerous laws to outlaw abortion and criminalize patients and providers, Governor Gavin Newsom today granted a posthumous pardon to Laura Miner, a courageous provider of reproductive health services in California from 1934 to 1948, and lifted up the state’s continued work to expand and protect reproductive rights and health care access for all. Laura Miner dedicated her career to providing safe and accessible elective abortions at a time when punitive restrictions forced women to seek unregulated and often medically risky abortions. She was respected in the medical community...
  • Biden’s pardon of federal pot possession cases is a smokescreen.

    10/10/2022 5:06:02 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 7 replies
    The American Mind ^ | October 10, 2022 | Heather Mac Donald
    With the midterms bearing down and the post-George Floyd crime wave still underway, President Biden and his fellow Democrats face a dilemma: Continue hammering the theme that law enforcement is racist or position themselves as guardians of law and order?Innate inclination won out again last week. Biden announced that he was pardoning all individuals who have ever been federally convicted of marijuana possession. His reason for doing so, Biden said, was to “right” the racial “wrongs” that the criminal justice system has allegedly perpetrated. “While white and Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people...
  • Here’s who is not eligible for Biden’s marijuana pardon

    10/08/2022 8:38:06 AM PDT · by scott7278 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2022 | Maegan Vazquez and Aditi Sangal
    President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he’s pardoning individuals charged with simple marijuana possession on a federal level, but his decision does not affect broad groups of Americans and non-citizens charged with the crime. There’s historical precedent for mass application of the presidential pardon power, but the sheer size of Biden’s pardon list stands out among most recent predecessors. The White House estimates “6,500 people with prior federal convictions” and “thousands of such convictions under (Washington, DC) law could benefit from this relief.”
  • George Floyd is denied a posthumous pardon by Texas parole board after approval was recommended last year

    09/16/2022 9:04:30 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/22 | Josh Campbell and Aya Elamroussi
    The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has reversed its decision to grant George Floyd a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug conviction, according to a letter obtained by CNN. The about-face on Wednesday comes nearly a year after the board voted unanimously to recommend the pardon and more than two years after Floyd was killed by a former Minneapolis officer. The board did not cite a reason for its decision in the letter, which was sent Thursday to the Harris County public defender working on behalf of Floyd’s surviving family members. “After a full and careful review of the...
  • My Email to Desantis

    09/15/2022 3:48:10 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 30 replies
    self | 09/15/22 | self
    My Email to Governor Desantis Dear Governor Desantis, with all the controversy about sending newly arrived Illegal Aliens to these bastians of liberalism and sanctuary cities and States, I would implore you take a different approach, Offer Every last Illegal Alien in your Jails and Prisons in your State a Conditional FULL PARDON if they agree to be shipped to Delaware, DC, or Martha's Vineyard and promise in writing to never come back to your State or their Pardon will be Revoked and they will be rearrested and serve the remainder of their sentence.
  • BREAKING! Trump Says He’s Financially Supporting Some Jan 6 Political Prisoners and Will Consider “Full Pardons” For Them [VIDEO]

    President Donald Trump met with Wendy Bell on her radio show today where they discussed the January 6 political prisoners, the border and skyrocketing energy costs. Many of Trump’s supporters have criticized him for leaving the January 6 political prisoner to be mentally and physically abused in prison while facing liberal judges who refuse to give them fair trials. During the interview, Trump explained to Bell that he is financially supporting some of them and if he decides to run and is re-elected he will consider giving them full pardons.
  • The Last Salem Witch Is Finally Pardoned - 329 Years Later

    05/27/2022 9:55:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Fri, May 27, 2022, | Gino Spocchia
    The last Salem “witch” to be exonerated has been pardoned more than 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft as part of the Salem Witch Trials. On Thursday, Massachusetts lawmakers exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr of witchcraft, making her the last “witch” to be pardoned. Between 1692 and 1693, dozens of women were hanged for witchcraft and hundreds more were accused of being “witches” at the trials in Salem.
  • Donald J. Trump: "Lindsey's a nice guy but he's a RINO. He's wrong"

    02/01/2022 7:33:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 259 replies
    twitter / Newsmax ^ | Feb 1 | Donald Trump
    @newsmax TRUMP: 'RINO' Lindsey Graham "doesn't know what the hell he's talking about" when the Senator says it would be inappropriate for Trump to potentially pardon Jan 6 defendants. Clip...
  • Lindsey Graham On Trump Promising To Pardon January 6th Political Prisoners: “I think it’s inappropriate"

    01/30/2022 12:54:07 PM PST · by RandFan · 65 replies
    twitter ^ | Jan 30 | CBS
    @ColumbiaBugle Disgraceful, @LindseyGrahamSC Lindsey Graham On President Trump Promising To Pardon January 6th Political Prisoners: “I think it’s inappropriate.” Clip...
  • Graham says Trump's call to pardon Jan. 6 rioters 'inappropriate'

    01/30/2022 10:24:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/30/2022 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that former President Trump’s suggestion that he would pardon Jan. 6 rioters if reelected is “inappropriate.” During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” host Margaret Brennan played a clip of Trump speaking at a Texas rally on Saturday, when he said he would treat the Capitol rioters "fairly."
  • Collins: Trump Should Not Have Pledged to Pardon January 6 Rioters

    01/30/2022 7:49:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/30/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that former President Donald Trump should not have said he would pardon those charged for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Saturday during a ‘Save America Rally’ in Texas, Trump said, “If I run and I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”
  • Trump Promises to Pardon January 6 Political Prisoners, “They Are Being Treated So Unfairly”

    01/29/2022 10:17:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | 01/29/2022 | JD Rucker
    The mostly peaceful protests at the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, have resulted in the jailing of those many who entered the building. Despite committing no actual crimes beyond trespassing, they are being made an example of by the Deep State to dissuade patriots from acting in defiance of government corruption. President Donald Trump has been conspicuously quiet for months regarding these political prisoners. He has mentioned them on occasion, but hadn’t specifically promised action until Saturday night’s rally in Conroe, Texas. There, he promised to act on behalf of those who are still being persecuted, even pardoning them...
  • Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

    12/23/2021 4:11:50 PM PST · by deport · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 23, 2021 4:47 p.m | PAUL J. WEBER ,
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas board that had unanimously supported a posthumous pardon for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston backpedaled in an announcement Thursday, saying “procedural errors" were found in their recommendation months after leaving the decision to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.In a letter dated Dec. 16 but not released publicly until now, the board told Abbott that it had identified “unexplained departures” from its process of issuing pardons and needed to reconsider more than a third of the 67 clemency recommendations it sent to Abbott this year, including the one for Floyd.
  • Andrew Cuomo uses final days as governor to commute, pardon 10 felons — including 3 tied to killings

    08/18/2021 8:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/18/2021 | Carl Campanile
    Days after giving two weeks’ notice that he would resign his office amid a serial sexual harassment scandal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the unprecedented lame-duck period to grant clemency and pardons to 10 felons — including three convicts tied to killings. Cuomo, a three-term Democrat forced to resign to avoid impeachment, said, “One of the foundational promises of New York state is that of equal justice, and equal compassion, for all under the law.” “Today I’m proud to help fulfill government’s unique responsibility to harness the power of redemption, encourage those who have made mistakes to engage in meaningful...
  • MO: Mark and Patricia McCloskey Pardoned by Governor Mike Parson

    08/06/2021 4:54:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 August, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On 30 July, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted pardons to Mark and Patrica McCloskey, along with 10 other people. The McCloskeys had defended their home from an angry mob of political protestors. From the office of Communication of Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson: On Friday, July 30, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted 12 pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and are being sent to the individuals.Pardons:1) Phillip Vancil2) Roy Middleton3) Travis Gilliland4) Dennis Hargiss5) Linda Floyd6) Marlo...
  • Watch: Dem in Congress 'explodes,' threatens McCloskey after pardon

    08/04/2021 2:33:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 08/04/2021 | Bob Unruh
    A far-left member of Congress who took part in some of the Black Lives Matter marches during the infamous 2020 summer of riots and destruction across America has unleashed a rant over a pardon for the McCloskeys, a Missouri couple who armed themselves to protect their property during one of those marches. And U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., included a not-so-veiled threat. "His day will come," Bush said of Mark McCloskey, who with his wife, Patricia, this week was pardoned by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson for minor gun charges that stemmed from their decision to protect their property when one...
  • Gov. DeSantis will pardon ALL Floridians being prosecuted for failing to wear masks or socially distance as he surprises couple on Fox with the announcement after they were arrested for not enforcing COVID rules at their gym

    05/13/2021 1:55:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Florida's governor on Wednesday night announced live on air clemency for everyone in his state who is being punished for violating COVID rules. Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of the state, appeared on Fox News to make the announcement. He was flanked by Mike and Jillian Carnevale, gym owners from Plantation, Florida, who were repeatedly arrested for refusing to enforce a mask mandate.
  • Matt Gaetz 'asked Trump for a pre-emptive pardon when DOJ were questioning his associates about sex trafficking allegations' (NY Times sources)

    04/06/2021 11:09:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 07 2021 | MEGAN SHEETS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and EMILY GOODIN, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Rep Matt Gaetz allegedly asked President Donald Trump for pre-emptive pardons for himself and his congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed months before he was revealed to be under federal investigation for sex trafficking. Two sources with knowledge of the situation told the New York Times that Gaetz, one of Trump's fiercest defenders, approached the president with the extraordinary request in his final weeks in office. It came as investigators with the Department of Justice began questioning Gaetz' associates about allegations against him, including that he'd had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, according to the...
  • Army won’t return medals to Green Beret Trump pardoned for killing suspected bomb maker

    03/18/2021 3:42:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | March 18, 2021 | RYAN MORGAN
    The U.S. Army rejected an appeal to reinstate military service decorations and a Special Forces Tab for retired Maj. Matthew Golsteyn. Golsteyn faced murder charges for killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker in 2010 but President Donald Trump pardoned him of the charge before his case went to trial.“The Army Board for Correction of Military Records, the service’s highest level of administrative review for personnel actions, has considered and denied Matthew Golsteyn’s application,” Army spokesman Lt. Col Gabriel J. Ramirez told American Military News on Thursday. “Privacy laws prevent the Army from disclosing specific information regarding the Board’s decision.”Golsteyn’s decorations included...