November 25, 2010
A few defendants giving clemency thanks in Illinois and Ohio
As detailed in these press reports, a few defendants are saying thanks for some holiday clemency grants in Illinois and Ohio:
- From the Chicago Sun-Times here, "Gov. Quinn approves 20, denies 48 clemency petitions"
- From the Columbus Dispatch here, "Strickland shows mercy in 39 cases"
Kudos to these governors for delivering a little extra holiday cheer. Too bad President Obama has yet to get with the clemency program.
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wimpy staqte governnors. Thank goodness that our President, federalist, Bill Otis, and others recognize that every person that has served and is serving a federal sentenfce has been justly sentenced. Whether a mandatory minimum of 30 years, or life without parole, the sentence must be served in full and to the day. Mercy is for the weak. Mercy undermines cultural cohesion and strength; it saps our precious cultural fluids. Mercy cannot be tolerated. ES LEBE DER FUERER!!
Posted by: anon1 | Nov 26, 2010 12:48:14 AM
The good news continues in Texas, though no thanks to the Governor.
Nanon Williams (former death row inmate)is ordered released from prison by Federal judge.
This follows the release in October of Anthony Graves, and the news that dna testing rendered nul and void the only physical evidence used against Claude Jones, executed in 2000.
All three demonstrate not the efficiency of the legal process but the damning inefficiency that led to innocent men being held for decades on death row, punished for crimes they did not commit, and in the case of Jones, actually losing their lives.
These consequences of wrongful sentencing and legal practices deserve greater prominence on this blog, and at large.
Posted by: peter | Nov 26, 2010 4:04:36 AM