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  • Pot activists vow protest after Biden omits thousands of prisoners from mass pardon

    10/22/2022 11:17:48 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 21, 2022
    WASHINGTON — Marijuana activists joined by well-known rappers plan to engage in “civil disobedience” outside the White House and Democratic National Committee offices Monday to push President Biden to honor his campaign pledge to free “everyone” in prison for marijuana after he issued limited clemency this month. The activists say Biden’s Oct. 6 mass pardon of about 6,500 people charged federally with pot possession was “misleading” because it didn’t free any of the roughly 2,700 people in federal prison for marijuana dealing. “There’s quite a bit of outrage, actually, in the cannabis community about what just went down,” said Adam...
  • ‘Slap in the face’: Pot inmates call Biden mass-pardon ‘rancid’ election ruse

    10/09/2022 11:11:32 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 7, 2022
    WASHINGTON — Federal marijuana inmates say they’re shocked that President Biden’s mass-pardon for pot offenders doesn’t actually help them — telling The Post that the historic clemency amounts to a “rancid” pre-midterm elections stunt and a “slap in the face” that fails to do what Biden promised as a candidate. There are about 2,700 federal pot inmates, according to a recent congressional estimate, but none will get out because Biden’s pardon applies only to the roughly 6,500 people convicted federally of simple possession, of whom none are in prison, and to unknown thousands more convicted under local DC law. Biden...
  • ‘Right past wrongs’: Shevrin Jones calls on Gov. DeSantis to pardon marijuana offenders convicted of ‘simple possession’

    10/07/2022 2:29:29 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 38 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 7 October 2022 | Jesse Scheckner
    ‘By extending a pardon to these individuals, you would enable them an opportunity to begin a new chapter of their lives.’ Less than a day after President Joe Biden announced his administration was pardoning all Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, Democratic Miami Gardens Sen. Shervin Jones is asking Florida’s chief executive to do the same. On Friday, Jones called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to extend “a similar policy” for all Florida citizens with prior convictions of simple possession of marijuana — having a small quantity of the drug for personal consumption. “As you may know, the majority of...
  • Fetterman failed to preside over Pennsylvania Senate 33% of the time, but attended every pardons board meeting

    09/21/2022 3:53:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2022 | Kyle Morris
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman failed to preside over 33% of the state's Senate legislative sessions as lieutenant governor, but holds a perfect attendance record as chairman of the state's Board of Pardons. [cut] As for the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, which is chaired by Fetterman, the lieutenant governor has had perfect attendance at the quarterly meetings even after his stroke. According to documents obtained through a public records request that were reviewed by Fox News Digital, Fetterman attended every Board of Pardons meeting from March 2019 through December 2021, and video shows him in the April and August...
  • Gov. Wolf starts process to pardon lower-level marijuana convictions

    09/01/2022 4:19:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 9/1/2022 | Brooke Schultz AP/Report for America
    HARRISBURG, Pa--Pennsylvanians with minor, nonviolent marijuana criminal convictions could be pardoned beginning Thursday in a period until the end of the month under a joint effort from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. The so-called "one-time, large-scale pardon effort" will allow anyone who has been convicted of possession of marijuana or small amount of personal use to apply. There is no limit to the age of conviction. The application is free, and entirely online...
  • Trump says he would look ‘very, very seriously’ at pardons for Jan 6 defendants if reelected

    06/17/2022 6:15:42 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 106 replies
    The HIll ^ | 06/17/22 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    Former President Trump said on Friday that he would look “very, very seriously” at pardoning those charged in connection with storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, if he ran for and became president again. Speaking during a Faith and Freedom event in Nashville, Tenn., Trump said the defendants charged in the Capitol riot were “having their lives totally destroyed and being treated worse than terrorists and murderers,” claiming that most had been “charged with parading through the Capitol.” “And if I become president, someday if I decide to do it, I will be looking at them very, very seriously...
  • White House Won't Rule Out Pardon For Hunter, James Biden

    04/05/2022 7:14:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | April 5, 2022 | Staff
    The White House won't rule out granting pardons to Hunter Biden or James Biden, the son and brother of President Joe Biden, as investigations over their international dealings heat up. "That’s not a hypothetical I’m going to entertain," White House communications director Kate Bedingfield told reporters last week when asked during the daily press briefing. "I don’t have anything to add from this podium." Bedingfield was reluctant to address any aspect of the Hunter Biden story, after CNN, The Washington Post, and the New York Times recently published stories about the federal tax probe into Hunter Biden and his foreign...
  • GOP governor pushes back on Trump suggestion of pardons for Jan. 6 rioters if elected

    01/30/2022 10:35:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/30/2022 | Monique Beals
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) said on Sunday that he disagreed with former President Trump's idea of potentially pardoning people charged in connection with storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 of last year. "Of course not, oh, my goodness, no," Sununu said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if the rioters who were part of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol should be pardoned.
  • 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...
  • Dear Mr. President, Please Pardon Everyone!

    02/12/2021 11:25:59 AM PST · by amorphous · 42 replies
    Amorphous Commentor At Free Republic | 12 February 2021 | Vanity
    President Trump, I pray you, please consider granting pardons to those who attended the January 6, 2021 rally and who inadvertently wandered into an open Capitol Building—opened not by them but by Antifa and other leftist infiltrators. Your supporters are being singled out and persecuted for exercising their First Amendment right to assemble and speak. All available technology and human resources are being utilized by a tyrannical central government to unduly punish simple American citizens. I would also ask you to reconsider and please pardon those American political prisoners in foreign lands whose only crimes expose the very unconstitutional tools...
  • Joe Exotic is still hopeful Joe Biden will pardon him

    01/25/2021 3:33:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NME ^ | 25th January 2021 | Will Richards
    The ‘Tiger King’ star said he was “too innocent and too GAY” to receive a pardon from TrumpJoe Exotic is still holding out for a presidential pardon from new US president Joe Biden. Exotic, the big cat owner who became an overnight celebrity upon the release of Netflix’s Tiger King last year, had been hoping for a pardon from former president Donald Trump, going as far as to have a limousine parked outside his prison in anticipation of his release. In new emails sent to his team by Exotic that have been obtained by TMZ, the TV star has expressed...
  • "Joe Exotic," with limo waiting outside prison, fails to get Trump pardon

    01/20/2021 12:44:50 PM PST · by Meatspace · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/20/21
    The White House released a list of 73 pardons and 70 commutations shortly before 1:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and Joseph Maldonado-Passage - also known as "Joe Exotic" -- was not on the list. Maldonado-Passage, who starred in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary, is serving a 22-year sentence in a Fort Worth, Texas, federal prison for his conviction on charges that he participated in a murder-for-hire plot and violated federal wildlife laws.
  • Much to the media's surprise, rioters, relatives, and Trump himself got no Trump pardons

    01/20/2021 6:25:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/20/2021 | Monica Showalter
    The press and assorted Democrats were rubbing and wringing their hands with glee: Trump would issue late-hour pardons. He'd pardon the rioters. He'd pardon his relatives. He'd pardon Rudy Giuliani. He'd pardon Julian Assange, Reality Winner, and Edward Snowden. He'd pardon himself, which was what really got them going.Headines ran like this:Ex-Prosecutor Worries Trump Could Pardon Capitol Rioters as Pardon Power Extends to DC Cases -NBCImpeachment and Removal Come to the Forefront as Lawyers Brace for Possibility That Trump Would Issue ‘Blanket Pardon’ to His Rioters -Law & CrimeTrump Prepares Pardon List for Aides and Family, and Maybe Himself -BloombergTrump...
  • Trump commutes sentence of Broward rapper Kodak Black in last-minute flurry of clemency grants

    01/20/2021 6:12:46 AM PST · by Kevin C · 11 replies
    President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Broward County rapper Kodak Black, who has served half of a three-year federal sentence for falsifying information on a document used to buy guns from a Miami gun shop. The commutation was was one of 73 last-minute clemency grants issued at by Trump at midnight Wednesday, the last day of of his term as president. “President Trump granted a commutation to Bill Kapri, more commonly known as Kodak Black,” the White House wrote in a statement. “Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader. This commutation is supported by numerous religious leaders,...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency (List of Pardons)

    01/19/2021 10:14:07 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | January 20, 2020 |
    President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Mr. Boulanger’s pardon is supported by numerous friends, as well as by past and present business associates. In 2008, Mr. Boulanger pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. He has taken full responsibility for his conduct. Mr. Boulanger is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged. He has also received an award from the City of the District of Columbia...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency

    01/19/2021 10:10:53 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | January 20, 2021 | White House Press Secretary
    President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Mr. Boulanger’s pardon is supported by numerous friends, as well as by past and present business associates. In 2008, Mr. Boulanger pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. He has taken full responsibility for his conduct. Mr. Boulanger is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged. He has also received an award from the City of the District of Columbia for...
  • Left-Wing Terrorists Bombed The Senate In 1983. Bill Clinton Let Them Out Of Prison Early — At Jerry Nadler’s Request

    01/17/2021 10:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 11, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    By On his final day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, President Bill Clinton commuted the sentences of a pair of radical leftists serving time for bombing the U.S. Capitol building, where a 1983 blast shattered the second floor of the Senate wing. Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg each served 16 years of lengthy sentences, with Rosenberg escaping 42 years of a 58-year sentence and Evans cutting short a 40-year sentence by 24 years. The FBI landed formal indictments on Evans and Rosenberg in the 1988 “Resistance Conspiracy” case for their involvement in the bombing of the Capitol along with five...
  • Trump Has More Pardons Ready to Go and Plans to Appoint Special Counsels to Investigate Crack-Head Hunter Biden and Dominion Voting Machines

    01/14/2021 11:01:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit via the Spectator ^ | 01/14/2021 | Jim Hoft
    CNBC Washington Correspondent Wamon Javors reported on Thursday that President Trump has a slew of pardons ready to go as well as plans to appoint special counsels to investigate meth addict Hunter Biden and possibly the Dominion voting machines!A former sr administration official tells me President Trump has slew of pardons ready to go, as well as executive orders, plans to declassify Ukraine info and appoint special counsels on Hunter Biden and possibly Dominion voting machines as well. Unclear which he will do.— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) January 14, 2021JUST IN – President Trump reportedly has more pardons ready to go,...
  • President Trump: Pardon Caleb Bailey

    01/08/2021 5:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 8, 2021 | Stephen Moore
    Source: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour Donald Trump’s critics have accused him of using the presidential pardon to free his political allies. The Washington Post calls the Trump clemency orders “nauseating” and seethes that Trump has freed more than 20 convicted criminals “whose only claim on a pardon is their political support of the president.” Actually, the Post has the story of Trump pardons upside down. The president should not pardon real criminals, but in far too many cases, Trump allies have received severe sentences from prosecutors and judges BECAUSE of their “political support of the president.” The...
  • REVEALED: Hillary Clinton Met With CCP ‘Undercover Intel Ops’ Group While Bill Floated Paid Speeches

    12/29/2020 8:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 12/29/2020 | Natalie Winters
    A delegation from a Chinese Communist Party-run think tank identified by the U.S. government as carrying out “undercover intelligence gathering” operations and seeking to coerce foreign actors into backing the Chinese Communist Party’s “preferred policies” met with Hillary Clinton and a host of high-level military leaders during the Obama-Biden administration, The National Pulse can reveal.The exchange with the controversial group – China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) – occurred in October of 2009, while Clinton was serving as Secretary of State. The CAIFC delegation, composed of China’s former top military leaders, visited Clinton after stopping in Hawaii to meet...