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  • Bill Ayers ‘Dancing in the Aisles’ Over Obama’s Pardon of FALN Member Oscar López Rivera

    01/18/2017 3:12:47 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Former Weather Underground terrorist group leader Bill Ayers on Tuesday said he was on an airplane “dancing in the aisles” over news that President Obama commuted the sentence of FALN activist Oscar López Rivera, whose group was linked to over 100 bombs placed in U.S. cities in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • LIFE AFTER TERROR (son of FALN victim; Clinton pardons)

    08/06/2005 8:35:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 2,371+ views
    NY POST (via email from Joe Connor) | January 2005 | Joe Connor
    LIFE AFTER TERROR By JOSEPH F. CONNOR YOU sometimes hear how the first World Trade Center attack was a warning that the city ig nored. But it wasn't the first: Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the New York terrorist attack that killed my father, Frank T. Connor — the Jan. 24, 1975, bombing of Fraunces Tavern. The killers struck on a warm, clear and pleasant winter's day. My dad, a 33-year-old officer of Morgan Guaranty Trust, was having lunch with clients. The bomb killed him and three others in unspeakably gruesome ways. One of his colleagues was decapitated; silverware...
  • Obama grants clemency to 231 inmates in one-day record

    12/19/2016 1:02:21 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Monday granted clemency to 231 federal inmates, the most in a single day by any president in U.S. history. Obama commuted the prison sentences of 153 people and pardoned 78 others, a sign he is ramping up his use of clemency power during his final weeks in office. The president has frequently doled out commutations as his final months in office wane. But he has seldom handed out pardons, which formally forgive prisoners for their crimes and restore certain rights. Commutations simply cut short their sentences. With Monday’s grants, Obama has more than doubled the number of...
  • Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    12/03/2016 11:23:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:31 PM EST | Eric Tucker and Darlene Superville
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials on Saturday said Bergdahl had submitted copies of the clemency request seeking leniency. If granted by Obama, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April where he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. …
  • Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

    11/22/2016 1:44:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | November 22 at 2:00 PM | Sari Horwitz
    President Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations was announced as administration officials are moving quickly to rule on all the pending clemency applications from inmates before the end of the year. The Trump administration is not expected to keep in place Obama’s initiative to provide relief to nonviolent drug offenders.
  • Obama Grants Commutations to More Federal Inmates With Gun Offenses

    11/07/2016 5:17:55 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 7 Nov, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    President Obama continues to be a champion of criminals, granting clemency to 72 more federal inmates this past Friday. “What President Obama has done for commutations is unprecedented in the modern era,” said White House Counsel Neil Eggleston. Eggleston posted the announcement via the White House blog Friday, praising Obama’s leniency toward convicted felons: Following last Thursday’s grant of 98 commutations, today, President Obama granted commutation to another 72 federal inmates. In just an eight-day period, the President has issued two rounds of grants, totaling 170 commutations. With today’s grants, the President has now commuted the sentences of 944 individuals,...
  • Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 862 (New single-year clemency record)

    10/27/2016 2:53:53 PM PDT · by tekrat · 33 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/27/2016 | Josh Lederman
    Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Thursday, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically in Obama's final months. All told, Obama has cut short sentences for 872 inmates, including 688 this year. The figure is higher than the number commuted by the previous 11 presidents combined, and the White House said more commutations were coming before Obama leaves office in January. Of the latest batch, 42 had been serving life sentences, the White House said. Neil Eggleston, Obama's White House counsel, said it was important to remember that...
  • US state of Georgia prepares to execute cop killer

    10/19/2016 1:53:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | By Afp
    The southern US state of Georgia was preparing Wednesday to execute a man convicted of killing a police officer, after the state parole board denied a request for clemency. Gregory Lawler, 63, was set to die by lethal injection at 7 pm (2300 GMT) at a prison in Jackson, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside Atlanta, prison authorities said. According to court documents, Lawler during a domestic dispute in 1997 opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on two officers at his home, killing one and seriously wounding the other.
  • In Texas, a man who didn’t kill anybody is about to be executed for murder

    08/12/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12 2016 | Kristine Guerra
    Terri Been’s voice shook as she read a long text message from her niece. “I had a nightmare about my dad last night,” Paige Rowan told her aunt in the text. Rowan described a dream in which she watched helplessly as the execution needle pierced her father’s skin. She woke up screaming, panicking and feeling hopeless, she told Been.
  • Obama’s forgiveness of gun crimes amid push for controls ‘incredible hypocrisy’

    08/09/2016 6:28:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | David Sherfinski & Stephen Dinan
    Richard Reid was already a two-time felon when authorities searched his Delaware apartment and found marijuana, crack cocaine divided into sales-size plastic bags, powder cocaine, a scale — and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, an unloaded .25 caliber pistol and ammunition for two other types of weapons. Last week, President Obama commuted Reid’s 25-year sentence and made him one of the hundreds of drug users and dealers who the White House says have done enough time. But at the same time, Mr. Obama forgave scores of gun crimes convictions for the offenders, raising thorny questions about whether the White House...
  • Terrorist Teacher

    12/02/2004 3:47:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,079+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/02/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Convicted leftist terrorist Susan Rosenberg must be counted among the unlikeliest candidates ever to be awarded a university teaching post. Just four years ago, Rosenberg was serving out the 16th year of a 58-year sentence for the possession of more than 700 pounds of explosives and a stockpile of illicit weapons. Moreover, the onetime member of a leftist terrorist outfit called “The Family” was also a suspect in a 1981 robbery-gone-awry that left three people dead in Nyack, New York. However, next January students at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, will know Susan Rosenberg,...
  • SOLDIERS NEED OUR HELP! JUST SIGN A PETITION!

    05/04/2016 10:53:29 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 25 replies
    The Band Of Mothers ^ | May 4, 2016 | Beverly Perlson
    To all of you patriotic Americans out there who have supported our efforts to see our Sons in Leavenworth returned to their families, please read the email below from attorney Colby Vokey, LT COL USMC (Ret). Colby lays out all the reasons we have expressed over the years regarding the imprisonment of our Sons in Leavenworth. I will spare you all my rage as you have heard it over and over again for what seems like a lifetime. Rather, I will quote Colby: "What matters is that it's time to bring our warriors all the way home." Please sign the...
  • WH: Obama Has Commuted Sentences of More Prisoners Than Last 6 Presidents Combined

    03/30/2016 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 30, 2016 | 2:52 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The White House announced today that President Barack Obama is commuting the sentences of an additional 61 criminals and that he has now commuted the sentences of more prisoners than all of the last six presidents combined. “We’re all imperfect. We all make mistakes,” Obama said. “To date, the President has now commuted the sentences of 248 individuals — more than the previous six Presidents combined,” said a statement by the White House. The total includes 92 prisoners who were serving life sentences. […] But the White House statement made it clear that Obama considers commutations just the first step...
  • McCrory announces by email he has signed abortion bill

    06/07/2015 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Morgana
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Jun 5, 2015 | ap
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says he has signed legislation that makes North Carolina one of several states with 72-hour waiting periods for an abortion. McCrory's office sent an email Friday evening which announced that he had signed pardons for two brothers wrongfully imprisoned for three decades in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. At the bottom of the email, it was noted that McCrory had also signed nine bills, listing each bill by their number without referring to their specific title.
  • Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

    03/31/2015 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 31, 2015 | by Darlene Superville
    Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines. The effort could lead Obama to grant clemency more often as his second and final term in office winds down. Neil Eggleston, the White House counsel, said many of the 22 people whose federal sentences will be cut short by Obama's action would already have served their time and paid the debt they...
  • Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively'

    03/21/2015 6:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama plans to grant clemency to federal offenders "more aggressively" during the remainder of his presidency, he said in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post on Friday. Obama has faced criticism for rarely using his power to grant pardons and commutations. In December, he commuted the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who had been sentenced to life. That brought his total number of commutations to 18. Obama said he had granted clemency so infrequently because of problems in the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney. The former head of that office, who...
  • Execution of only woman on Georgia's death row POSTPONED at the last minute

    03/02/2015 9:03:22 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row has been postponed at the last minute for a second time in less than a week - because the drug used in the lethal injection she was scheduled to receive was 'cloudy'. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was due to be given an injection of pentobarbital at a prison in Jackson at 7pm on Monday in retribution for plotting the murder of her husband in 1997. But after officials observed the drug to be used in the execution had a 'cloudy' appearance, they postponed her death until a future, unspecified date...
  • This Dem Governor Threatens to Release Mass Murderer if Not Re-Elected

    10/14/2014 1:35:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/13/14 | Greg Campbell
    Our nation is supposed to be a republic governed by laws- not men. Our elected officials are supposed to create and enforce the laws, not serve as the laws themselves. However, at a time when the mainstream media focuses on the pending corruption charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry for exercising his right to veto, they are deafeningly silent on the heinous and inexcusable corruption going on in Colorado as Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper threatens to commute the sentence of a convicted multi-murderer if he does not get re-elected. You may recognize the name as the name of the Democrat...
  • US weighs clemency for thousands of inmates jailed for 10 years

    04/26/2014 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Glennb51 · 12 replies
    AP via PoliceOne ^ | 082414 | Eric Tucker
    The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer
  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    04/21/2014 12:46:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 3:34 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The new criteria, which will be detailed later this week and are aimed at inmates serving time for nonviolent drug offenses, are intended to lead to a reduction in the nation’s federal prison population and also “ensure that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens,” Holder said in a video message. The announcement is part of an ongoing Obama...