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President's Power of Pardon

Bob_K Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 7:22 AM
So the woman was given the opportunity to testify against her boyfriend, and was certainly told at that time that she would be getting a long mandatory sentence otherwise. She apparently refused. I'm trying to figure out why we are supposed to have sympathy for criminal who was given an opportunity to rectify her mistake and instead gave the justice system the finger. Just another whiny loser.
DagNabbit Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 8:54 AM
A wife cannot be compelled to testify against a husband. She may not have been married, but there's a reason that rule exists under the law.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:53 AM
And so you reference a law about married people in a discussion about unmarried people.

Yet FURTHER evidence of the inability of liberals to actually argue for their positions using facts.

To help you, libbie ponce: "...may not have been married" does not accurately describe those who are, in point of fact, NOT married - as was the case with Ms Nunn when she participated in an effort to purchase TWENTY KILOS OF COCAINE.

- Snark
goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 8:36 AM
2.3M people in prison. A virtual war zone on the Southern border. Criminal enterprises raking in billions. Government agencies spending far more time and energy on drug crimes than investigating crimes of violence or property crimes (how many unsolved murder investigations are ignored so cops can arrest dealers and seize all their property?). Innocent Americans murdered by cops in botched drug raids. Police forces acting like storm-troopers at war with an enemy, instead of behaving as citizens who are protecting fellow citizens (which is what good police work should be about).

And all this insanity hasn't reduced illegal drug use one iota. Enough already.
President Bill Clinton used his presidential pardon power in July 2000 to commute the sentence of Serena Nunn, who was sentenced to 15 years for a first-time nonviolent drug offense when she was 19. The pardon shaved three years off Nunn's sentence. Nunn told me over the phone, "I thought then that it was a great thing that a president used his power to help an average person."

Nunn later graduated from college and then the University of Michigan Law School. Last month, having passed a character fitness test, Nunn passed the Georgia bar. On Monday, she will be sworn in as...