December 25, 2013
Astute commentary concerning meager crack clemency mercy finally shown by Prez Obama
In part because long-overdue and still meager grants of clemency by President Obama garnered so much MSM attention, I have not blogged much more about the Prez's decision to commute a few crack sentences last week (basics here). But especially on this holy day, I thought it useful to provide links to a few subsequent piece of commentary that effectively highlight why a lot more use of the clemency power is still needed and justified for mercy to even be even a glimmer of hope for the tens of thousands of non-violent offenders still serving the harsh sentences that the federal criminal justice system too regularly hands out:
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Let's all hope that Clarence Aaron and the others take this opportunity to make something of their lives and become contributors to society.
Posted by: federalist | Dec 25, 2013 11:58:51 AM
Something we agree on 100%, federalist!!!
Posted by: Doug B. | Dec 25, 2013 2:27:10 PM
Naturally, the upsurge of murder n the 1980's was done by drug dealers competing for territory. The adjudicated charge like so much more in the law is totally fictitious. So those crack dealers being released may well be mass murderers. The totally irresponsible lawyer has no clue whom he is loosing on the hapless public.
Then the lawyer hypocrites want to give opportunities to felons to redeem themselves, but pass 1000's of regulation require the exclusion of felons and background checks to avoid litigation traps.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Dec 25, 2013 6:46:26 PM