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Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:38 PM

Obama Plans Clemency for Hundreds of non-violent Drug Offenders


Now, in his final years in office, Obama has trained his sights on prisoners like Scrivner, and wants to use his previously dormant pardon power as part of a larger strategy to restore fairness to the criminal-justice system. A senior administration official tells Yahoo News the president could grant clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of people locked up for nonviolent drug crimes by the time he leaves office a stunning number that hasn't been seen since Gerald Ford extended amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers in the 1970s.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-plans-clemency-for-hundreds-of-drug-offenders--162714911.html

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Reply Obama Plans Clemency for Hundreds of non-violent Drug Offenders (Original post)
arely staircase Apr 2014 OP
ret5hd Apr 2014 #1
arely staircase Apr 2014 #2
ret5hd Apr 2014 #4
arely staircase Apr 2014 #7
spanone Apr 2014 #3
Tsiyu Apr 2014 #5
arely staircase Apr 2014 #8
G_j Apr 2014 #6
Warren DeMontague Apr 2014 #9
ProSense Apr 2014 #10
arely staircase Apr 2014 #11
msanthrope Apr 2014 #12
Cha Apr 2014 #13
Vattel Apr 2014 #14
IronLionZion Apr 2014 #15

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM

1. Now if you would only take the...

capitalization and punctuation out, this might actually be readable.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:48 PM

2. I just posted a much smaller section. I don't know what happened. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:48 PM

4. Just giving you some sh*t. No prob.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 01:19 PM

7. :-) NT

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:48 PM

3. k&r...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:50 PM

5. Awesome




About damned time.....

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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 03:30 PM

8. absolutely. best part is that even though the headline says hendred

the story says possibly thousands.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 12:53 PM

6. good move!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 03:39 PM

9. Good.

Why we spend billions every year paying to incarcerate people for things like pot smoking, is beyond me.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 03:52 PM

10. President Obama to Pardon/Commute "Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands" of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

President Obama to Pardon/Commute "Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands" of Nonviolent Drug Offenders
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/21/1293503/-President-Obama-to-Pardon-Commute-Hundreds-Perhaps-Thousands-of-Nonviolent-Drug-Offenders

Some background on the 2010 law and related other actions

Chance at Freedom: Retroactive Crack Sentence Reductions For Up to 12,000 May Begin Today
http://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/chance-freedom-retroactive-crack-sentence-reductions-12000-may-begin-today

U.S. Orders More Steps to Curb Stiff Drug Sentences
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023701018


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Response to ProSense (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 05:18 PM

11. thanks

This will give a second chance to some people whose lives had been taken away from them by the stooopid drug war.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 05:23 PM

12. Excellent. Lots of female prisoners will benefit. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:40 PM

13. Thanks Obama! Thank you, arely~

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:44 PM

14. If it's true, then he is my favorite president since Kennedy.

(which isn't saying much)

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 10:41 AM

15. Reschedule pot nt

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