Obama Grants 12 Pardons and 8 Commutations

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obama10President Barack H. Obama issued 12 pardons and granted commutations to eight Americans serving time for drug-related offenses Wednesday. The eight men and women are the first inmates to receive reduced sentences as a part of the administration’s change of clemency criteria announced in April.

Individuals must be non-violent, low-level offenders who served at least 10 years in prison and would be handed down lesser sentences if convicted of the same crimes today.

“While all eight were properly held accountable for their criminal actions, their punishments did not fit their crimes,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole said. The 12 who were pardoned had mostly served short sentences from previous decades. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

11 COMMENTS

  1. not for Rubashkin or Pollard – only for real criminals. Another slap in the face by this prez onto real hard working, law abiding and devoted citizens of America. What else is new?

  2. DONT THINK THAT OBAMA HAS ANY RACHMANUS AT ALLL!!1 THE RESON WHY HE DID IT WAS A PURE POLITICAL MOVE THAT HE GAINS FROM PERSONLY TO BOOST HIS PR NOW HE CAN SAY OH IV IMPROVED REALATIONS IF IT WAS RACHMANUSreeeeeedddeeeemmmmmm pollerd NNNNNNOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. AFTER YOU STOP TALKING!!!! REDEEM POLLERD TO IMPROVE ISREAL OH NO WE ALL READY HAVE REALATIONS WELL YOUR RIGHT THATS ISREALS FUALT FOR NOT MAKING THAT A PIVITOL BAGNING CHIP TO FREE POLLERD THATS ISRERAL FUALT I SAY THATS ISREALS FUALT ISAYYYYYYYY TTTHHHAAAT ISREAL SHUOLD REDDEM POLLERD NOW!!!!

  4. Jonathan Pollard has been in prison for more than 10 years. Actually, he’s been in prison for 30 years. Time to commute his sentence.

  5. Lobama would pardon Pollard or Rubashkin if there was or were muslims or criminals he can set free for them or set a bargain for them that is the only way he will set them free.

  6. Rubashkin has filed his 2255 motion.Hopefully he will be resentensed to a lower amount of time.The previous president did not pardon Pollard either.

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