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Governor issues Christmas Eve pardons
SFGate ^ | 12/24/12 | Wyatt Buchanan

Posted on 12/24/2012 2:17:34 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday pardoned 79 convicted people, most who committed low-level drug offenses, in an act that is for common governors to perform around Christmas and New Year's.

All of the people who received pardons had completed their sentences and had not committed any criminal activity for more than a decade. The pardons address crimes as far back as a sentence handed down in 1954 for a robbery.

While most of the pardons were for crimes of possessing, manufacturing, selling or transporting various drugs, Brown also granted them to people convicted of grand theft, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and burglary.

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1 posted on 12/24/2012 2:17:40 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Jerry Brown surely is A common Governor!


2 posted on 12/24/2012 2:35:50 PM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Upon my own review of my above statement I have changed my mind.
He is about as bad A Governor as you can get.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 2:38:55 PM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
in an act that is for common governors to perform around Christmas and New Year's.

It's not an act of kindness to sign these pardons at Christmas. If they are merit based, it is cruelty to keep someone in once it's been determined they should be released early or outright forgiven.

And to do it at a time when offices are closed?

But if it makes a liberal governor "feel" better about himself, then that's what this and the headlines are all about, right?

4 posted on 12/24/2012 2:45:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I remember when outgoing Governors would commute death sentences to life to show good will. Didn’t help stop crime but it made liberals FEEL SO GOOD about themselves.


5 posted on 12/24/2012 3:00:29 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Making room for those of us unable to pay his tax increases.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 3:15:56 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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