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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:24 PM
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Bush Pardoned a Bomber, a Counterfeiter, a Bootlegger and More
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBBJQJ66EE.html

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush granted pardons Wednesday to 14 people, including a member of the mineworkers union who was convicted for his role in bombings at a West Virginia coal mine, a counterfeiter and a bootlegger.

Jesse Ray Harvey of Scarbro, W.Va., was given a 25-month sentence in 1990 after his conviction for using explosives to damage Milburn Colliery. The mine had been the target of a long strike by about 45 members of a United Mine Workers local.

Bush has issued 60 pardons and sentence commutations during 56 months in office.

His father, former President George H.W. Bush, issued 77 pardons during his single term, from 1989 to 1993, according to statistics collected by the University of Pittsburgh law school. Former President Clinton granted clemency to 456 people during his eight years in office, including 176 on his last day at the White House.

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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:27 PM
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1. I think there is a folk song
in that subject heading. Catchy.


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On Par Donating Member (912 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:32 PM
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2. Sinatra Had The Hit Single : "A pauper, pirate, pawn & a king!
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:59 PM
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3. He also commuted the death sentence of one of the worst serial
killers in U.S. history: Henry Lee Lucas.

From Wikipedia:

"In 1998, the Texas pardons and paroles board commuted Lucas's death sentence to life imprisonment. Governor George W. Bush publicly supported the commutation."

Link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lee_Lucas


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