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    Obama grants clemency to 23 yr old non-violent drug offender who received life sentence

    President Obama has commuted the sentence of Clarence Aaron.

    As a 23-year-old college student with money problems, Aaron set up two large cocaine deals between a pair of career drug dealers. He was sentenced to life without parole in 1993 for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction. The two kingpins were sentenced to shorter time. One was released in 2000; the other kingpin, who had threatened to “skin” an accomplice’s sister, is serving 24 years.
    More:
    http://blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/20...larence-aaron/

    He's been in prison for over 20 years now. Here's a background story on him:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/12...larence-aaron/



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    For once he did something worthwhile. Good for him.
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    ONE IN A MILLION
    Thanks for nadda

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    Wow. This is the first time that I can think of in which I support an Obama decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    ONE IN A MILLION
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    The individual that was released is probably pretty thankful.
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    The President granted clemency to 21 individuals today, many dealing with drugs.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-...nd-commutation

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    That's a damn good start...



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    now lets see them try to get a "job"

    i wish them the very best....

    and good for RAND

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    All of those pardoned seem to be for crimes in the 80s and 90s, and were sentenced to less than 5 years. All had already been released and some weren't even sentenced to jail time.

    6 of the 8 who had their sentences commuted were serving life sentences.

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    More,, Can we have more please.
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    He's still dead last on the list of pardons given. A stinger bastard with the pardon the US has not heretofore seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsai3904 View Post
    More:
    http://blog.sfgate.com/djsaunders/20...larence-aaron/

    He's been in prison for over 20 years now. Here's a background story on him:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/12...larence-aaron/
    Excellent.

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    >800,000 people arrested annually for just marijuana possession. While sure is nice that he let 21 go, we still have a very long way to go.

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    what about Wendos Angelos, who received a 55 year sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtomator View Post
    He's still dead last on the list of pardons given. A stinger bastard with the pardon the US has not heretofore seen.
    Source?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feeding the Abscess View Post
    Source?
    It's not true. Many presidents only pardoned one person, Obama has pardoned 40 or so.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States

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    Were they all black?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardo89 View Post
    It's not true. Many presidents only pardoned one person, Obama has pardoned 40 or so.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States
    But he has only commuted the sentence of one.
    *******

    I didn't start out thinking that anti-vax people were fools or impervious to reason, it's from my experience here that I now think that.
    - AmyPi 2014 (RIP)

    Anti-vaxxers, responsible for a 30 percent uptick in totally preventable diseases in the world, have blood on their hands. They shouldn't be considered civilized members of society. If they refuse to listen to a century of scientific studies confirming time and time again that vaccination is an unquestionable good for humanity, then it's time for us to start treating anti-vaxxers as what they are: dangerous and worthy of shame and condemnation. If we can't convince anti-vaxxers to change their minds, we must attach enough social stigma to the delusion that agnostics cease to join them.

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    are the turkeys still leading in pardons? caramel and popcorn....
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    I believe Ron Paul would have done that with EVERY non-violent drug offender.
    No more IRS.
    I am now old enough to vote.

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