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The Pardon Attorney Who Just Says No

scooter38 Wrote: May 15, 2012 9:28 PM
Something smells in Demark. You don't get 3 life terms for a drug deal these days. Wasn't there wasn't in court but something is wrong with this story.

In 1993, a jury convicted Clarence Aaron for his role in two planned cocaine deals. Aaron was a 23-year-old college student. It was his first offense. Unlike his co-defendants, Aaron was not a career drug dealer. He didn't know enough to plead guilty and testify against others to win a reduced sentence. He perjured himself in court. A federal judge sentenced Aaron to three terms of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.

Aaron's only hope of not dying behind bars is a presidential commutation. President George W. Bush might have granted him a pardon. But he didn't, The...