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Obama Issues Presidential Pardons to 95 Non-Violent Crack Dealers

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The President who introduced us to “moderate terrorists” has now asking us to say hello to “non-violent crack dealers.” You might even get to meet one personally – he’s releasing them onto the streets.

President Obama commuted the sentences of 95 drug offenders Friday, more than double the number he granted this summer, in an effort to give relief to drug offenders who were harshly sentenced in the nation’s war on drugs.

It is the third time this year that the president has used his unique clemency power to release federal drug offenders, whose harsh sentences have contributed to the phenomenon of mass incarceration.

The commutations are a centerpiece of the president’s effort to make the most significant changes­ in the nation’s criminal justice system in decades. He and former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. have spoken passionately about the need to fix what they say is a broken system — one they argue has subjected too many nonviolent inmates to decades behind bars, disproportionately hurting minority communities.

“I commuted the sentences of 95 men and women who had served their debt to society, another step forward in upholding our ideals of justice and fairness,” Obama said.

The Washington Post has also published a full list of these 95 african americans, including what they got sentenced for. I skimmed through about 25 of them and they all said “cocaine base” (legal codeword for crack).

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I wonder how many of these slime-balls went Muslim while they were in there? Oh, they got religion? They must have reformed then, right? ROTFLMAO! No, they joined the biggest gangsta cult in the World ever, leader Mo. Gaaaah!@#!#!@$#$@#$! :JSfrXsb::JSfrXsb::JSfrXsb::JSfrXsb:v

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I couldn't find the part where they are all African American and some have hispanic surnames. Anyway, I did find another article:

The move comes as the president is pressing for a rewrite of criminal justice laws that would reverse a decades-long trend of steep penalties for nonviolent offenses. Those penalties have swelled the nation’s prison population, disproportionately impacting African-American and Hispanic men. The vast majority of Friday’s commutations went to nonviolent drug offenders who have been imprisoned for more than a decade, behaved well in prison and would have been sentenced to fewer years under current rules.

http://boingboing.net/2015/12/18/obama-commutes-sentences-of-95.html

I agree the penalties might be too harsh especially if they were first time offenders but if African American and Hispanic men are disproportionately impacted then they are disproportionately committing the crimes compared to whites. It reads like Obama is doing a rewrite to issue free passes to these two races.

21 hours ago, rbear said:

The Washington Post has also published a full list of these 95 african americans, including what they got sentenced for. I skimmed through about 25 of them and they all said “cocaine base” (legal codeword for crack).

 

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A lot of these guy were just arrested for cocaine too.

Criminals don't get arrested for being black or Hispanic but because they commit crimes.

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This was talked about long ago. Obama mentioned about it (search for his talks/speaches to find clip) He said when he gets into office, on the next term, he will (do exactly what he did above toward the later term. Did he do it? Yep, so every now and then he does stuff he said he does or will do.

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