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Stingy? President Obama’s Only Pardon This Year Went to a Turkey

With the mass incarceration of blacks, many serving harsh sentences, and a some even wrongfully convicted, one might think that President Obama would be dolling out pardons to make up for discrimination in the justice system. He’s not.

To the dismay of vegans and vegetarians everywhere, President Obama continued the tradition of pardoning one lucky turkey, but Obama didn’t offer any other pardons, making him stingier with pardons than any other president in modern American history.

President Obama has refused to use his power to pardon, which reverses an existing conviction, all this year.

Law professor Mark Olson says President Obama’s aversion to pardons is shameful:

The founding fathers did not intend for the pardon power to fall into such disuse. … Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist 74, argued that “the criminal code of every country partakes so much of necessary severity, that without an easy access to exceptions in favor of unfortunate guilt, justice would wear a countenance too sanguinary and cruel.”

Our federal system of criminal law has, of late, been “too sanguinary and cruel.” For example, thousands of federal prisoners still languish under long sentences doled out under the now-amended 100-to-1 ratio between powder and crack cocaine that was built into the federal statutes and sentencing guidelines. …

One would think that the first black president would be well aware of these sentencing discrepancies, and work to undo unfair sentences, but so far, this hasn’t been the case.

Hopefully, President Obama will view his trouncing of Mitt Romney as a mandate and begin to issue pardons in the way they were intended by the Founding Fathers. He still has time to do the right thing.

 

 

69 Responses to Stingy? President Obama’s Only Pardon This Year Went to a Turkey

  1. LarryJ Reply

    November 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Murderers, drug dealers and child abusers, etc, should never be pardoned. If anything, they should be executed….!!!!

  2. Ishmar Muhammad Reply

    November 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

    He need to Free our Political Prisoners if He Don’t then you know it was another trick from White America on some Dumb Negroes Again! Free Mumia & all the other Brothers who fell under COINTELPRO an FBI intelligence program Aimed at Black America ,Red America Communist Party USA & anybody else trying to Break Free from White America’s Exploitation of the Dark Nation! Racism to you BlackAnglos lmao some of us are still Mentally d**d or Sleep & the Whiteman keeps Ruling you because of it!

  3. DAD Reply

    November 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Other Like-minded and awake African Americans regarding your comments. In fact, there is much like this going on in addition to overall long term unemployment and negative economic status of African Americans, which is much worse than what is being reported by white-owned mainstream media organizations and African Americans with and without higher education are deliberately not being hired for available jobs having nothing to do with their skills or education, are deliberately being discriminated against by the vast majority of America’s employers who are white, and white employers nationwide are overwhelmingly first hiring other whites and non-African American native minorities (Latinos, Asians, etc…). The employment, business development, and economic and social conditions in America for African Americans, for blacks in the Carribean and Africa, and for poor people worldwide are going to get far, far worse than most can even begin to imagine and all are sitting ducks.

    Equally important is the fact of all white America’s highly useful black pawns including 1/2 white Barack Obama, 1/2 white Benjamin Jealous, high white-blooded Marc Morial, 1/2 white young turk master politician Newark, NJ Mayor wannabe Govenor Cory Booker, the 1/2 white Lt. Govenor of MD, the former 1/2 white D.C. Mayor Fenty thank-God-blacks-got-rid-of-him-but-way-too-late, and also other 1/2 white/black and non-biracial black politicians in America nor the Congressional Black Caucus. Ditto for the so-called “Black Elite” who are overwhelmingly willing henchmen and henchwomen of America’s white power structure all seeking to maintain their access to money and positions of authority awarded them for doing the bidding of white supremacy against the Black Race en mass in America, Carribean, and Africa. Far too many are cloaked in black and brown skin providing them automatic access, infiltration, and voices of white-led deception, condemnation, destruction, and nothing else into black communities, black agenda grass roots advocacy organizations, and churches nationwide.

    None of them are going to do anything at all tangible to stop or reverse the fast upcoming onslaught of deliberately escalated out of business, upper-income, middle-income and working-class employment into huge new black poverty populations joining pre-existing black poverty in America rife with anger that will become deep depression, despair, fury, poor health, sickness, riots, and ultimately b***d in the streets, d***h, and mass incarcerations. All is underway and on the way by deliberate design. The America government and big corporations have for a while been quitely and rapidly building more prisons in great anticipation of them being filled with hordes of angry and riotous new and pre-existing long term unemployed, revolutionary, radical and poor people. The USA is quitely readying long ago previously closed military bases and other locations.

    Why will black politicians and black “elite” nationwide not do anything? Because they are also brainwashed and really have no real power and can’t and, if they actually seriously tried to do something substantially positive and longstanding to rapidly help reverse and stop black economic decline, they and members of their families will be investigated, hounded, scandalized, bounced, acquired fortunes taken, unemployed, blacklisted, bombed, and nullified in every which way either banged six-feet into the ground or also fast into the upcoming deliberate sunami of escalated new and massively increased black poverty.

    So, black politicians perform just enough believable lip service and window-dressing to appear as though they are working hard, can, and will achieve valuable tangible, if not priority results, for the people. Black politicians are not in charge and the black elite don’t even try to be charge because all know they are not, those who are in charge know it, and the only ones who do not realize it are way too many millions of black people in America, Carribean, and Africa. Black people en mass really have no real idea of who is really running America and the world, what is really going on, where those people are, what they are doing and what is going to happen, how and when. Black people have no clue of what the long game plan really is nor understand that black politicians and rich black elite are going along to get along hoping to be allowed to do what little they can and that they and their families will be spared.

    Who runs the world and controls world commerce, affairs, and the leaders of all world nations? Principally supernatural powers of evil together with the human Bilderberg Group, The Vatican, U.S. Council of Foreign Relations, and Trilateral Commission followed by back-up from their boys/girls of USDOJ CIA/FBI, USDoD, NATO, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Federal Reserve Bank, Wall Street, largest American and international corporations worldwide, and the richest people in the world.

    The vast majority of black people in America and Africa are not paying any attention to the strategic tactics completely detrimental to their prosperity and basic survival long underway and much that is quite visible right in front of them. There are two places in America of several in America and Europe that black people who can should visit and see to achieve if not full quick understanding of the long game plan in a nutshell certainly way more than a mere inkling of what it really is all about.

    The plan for both continued and escalated elimination and subjugation of black people in America, Carribean, and Africa is now and always has been multi-faceted, deep, and widescale. Unfortunately, black people in America, Carribean, and Africa are easily oppressed because they believe whatever the overwhelmingly white-controlled USA government, politicians, education system, judicial system, banks, media organizations, television programs, movies, music, and advertisement industries want them to believe.

    Take a quick trip to visit, see, and thoroughly read “The Georgia Guidestones” in Elberton, Georgia. Next, go and visit the Denver Airport and spend time thoroughly viewing the massive wall art murals throughout and also see the symbols on the marble floors. Then, research and fully read about The Committee of 300, High Knights and Knights of Malta, Knights of Columbus, and Protocols of The Learned Elders of Zion. Also, understand that HIV/AIDs was in fact deliberately created by white American and European scientists and deliberately introduced by them into Africa and America specifically to genocidedly wipe out and reduce the Black Race population (Read Dr. Francis Cress Welsing’ book, The Isis Papers).

    Also, understand that rich white American government and private sector leaders together with those in European countries and their huge corporations are again carving up and re-colonizing Africa following covert daily wiping out of millions of African people via HIV/AIDs coupled with U.S./NATO/Europe led deliberate destruction and destabilization of the African Union (uniting of all African state countries) movement by the leaders of 54 African countries to create a united Africa via U.S./NATO/Europe paid instigation of false civil uprising in and bombing of oil rich Libya specifically to take out and murder Qadaffi who strongly fully supported, participated in, and financially supported the African Union, and via paid instigation of tribal civil war g******e in Rawada and Sudan, paid economic and civil destabilization, paid subversions, and false civil uprisings in Somolia, Congo, Mali, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Syria and so on, paid support and installations of certain politicians by USA and Europe as leaders of key African countries and certainly not for the benefit of the people of those countries, and following USA/NATO/Europe direct military terrorism of Libya to send message to and destabilize the African Union movement the installation of AFRICOM (U.S. and European military bases) and American/European big corporations’ land/mineral takeovers again in Africa.

    The same is going on in Black America in numerous ways ranging from via white America’s daily delivery of white supremacy subliminal and overt psychological warfare indoctrination of white domination and superiority beginning with public school education of black children daily taught about white American and European history of leaders, conquorers, european domination of black people as slaves and up from slavery to white America’s financial and political control of the public school education system regarding curriculums, what subjects / levels of courses taught, and education materials available, control of available employment and hiring, control of military and genocidal science chemical, viral, and bacterial biological warfare programs, control of judicial system, law enforcement, banks, media organizations, entertainment industry, advertising, food/health/medicine industries, control of illegal drugs and a*****l, and control of the prison industrial complex in tight partnership Europe/Vatican/Bilderberg Group.

    Black children, youth, and teenagers have since black people were first brought to America and following the Civil Rights Movement historically been taught in school all about the evolution and exploits of white America and Europe and nothing at all about Africa regarding any truth or thorough knowledge as if the huge continent of Africa and her accurate ancient history to which European knowledge and development across the board is directly tied is historically irrevelant and does not exist just as her black people have not massively contributed to the great knowledge and wealth of European, American, and world civilization. Lack of true and thorough historical knowledge of self and deliberate cover up and deceit about such of tremendous great importance is truly where the real problems of black children, adults, families, and lack of black unification really begins and from which all other negative, destructive psychological emotions, behaviors, actions flow. How can any black person on earth believe this is good or healthy for black children or the Black Race? It absolutely is not and is also long term psychologically damaging and by deliberate design.

    Any race of people not knowing their own true history or roots is a race of people easily indoctrinated, deceived, confused, self-hating, infiltrated, divided, diluted, forever largely overwhelmed, overtaken, and suspended in an idle twilight zone of ignorance to be easily daily conquored and destroyed en mass. As for what Black American and Black Africa ought to do, but far too many millions likely will not to save and reverse en mass troubles and decline of every kind is to first return to and rapidly learn and live the Word of Almighty God in obedience and in daily pray to Him asking for His mercy, guidance, and protection. Second, to rapidly unite together in active moral, spiritual, social and economic solidarity to actively plan survival and prosperity by any means necessary and acceptable to Almighty God. And third, to rapidly spread as much important knowledge and survival guidance and help if possible to as many other black people in America, Carribean, and in Africa as humanly possible. That’s it. Other than this, black people need to and should also know as well that the only unbought, unbent, strongest, unafraid, and worthy spiritual and moral leader of black people in America always speaking truth to change that more black people listen to and overwhelmingly support en mass is Minister Louis Farrakhan.

    Peace!

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  4. Beverly Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Pass the cranberry sauce.

  5. Art Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Well it looks like the haters are out in full force again ragging on the President. He is just over fighting and winning the election of his lifetime against all odds including the most money ever spent by the corporate elite of America against a sitting President. The Republicans still fighting against him as if they won. He has two wars on this plate, the fiscal cliff, the JOBS bill, just back from his overseas trip promoting exports to Burma to help the unemployed back home, helped stopped the war between Israel and the Palestinians, being accused of being lax in stopping terrorist from killing his friend the ambassador and what does the haters want him to do next…”pardon alleged prisoners”.

    Give me a break!

  6. Art Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Well it looks like the haters are out there again ragging on the President.

    He just finished the Presidential race which by the way the Republicans are still crying about it…two wars

  7. byron Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    U folks can all be Al Sharptons if you want to, but I am going to praise the president when I feel he should be praised; I’m going to defend the president when I feel he should be defended; but unlike like Al Sharpton, I am going to call him out when he should be called out. Sharpton said in the beginning that he would do this but it’s funny that he, and a lot of you, have not found anything for which to criticize the president. No, he is not the President for just black people….but sometimes it seems that he is the president for everyone except black people! I personally do not need any help from him, but I think that it is disingenuous to say that he is not responsible to help black people, especially when he seems to address the issues of every other minority group…… except black people. Overall, the president is doing a fine job, but you folks have to stop getting upset when anyone, including other black people, call him out! Blacks are worse off in every negative category than at anytime over the past 30 years! It is NOT the President’s fault but he could surely address it and show some concern for it. Perhaps it is his white side that does not care about that….

  8. Lee Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I’M SORRY ARE YOU IN THE SAME UNITED STATES AS I. THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHERS THINGS GOING ON THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF.

    JUST BECAUSE OTHER PRESIDENTS HAVE DONE THIS AT THE END OF THERE TERMS DOES NOT MAKE IT STANDARD POLICY. HE DOES NOT HAVE TO PARDON ANYONE.

    HOW DO WE KNOW IF THERE WAS ANYONE WORTH RECEIVING A PARDON, IF A LIST WAS PRESENTED OR IF ONE WILL BE PRESENTED?

    OBAMA IS THE US PRESIDENT NOT THE PRESIDENT FOR JUST BLACK PEOPLE. SOME OF YOU ARE JUST AS BAD AS WHITE PEOPLE WHEN IT COMES TO HIM.

    I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING HE DOES, BUT SHE SURE AS h**l IS NOT BUSH!!!!

  9. byron Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I voted for Pres. Obama twice, but there is something going on here that’s just not right. Yes there are a lot of black people who call the president out; some of it is jealousy, some of it is the entitlement complex, some of it is anger, but believe it or not, some of it it is legitimate! You guys should stop excusing everything the President does! Just as you guys all to say, the President should not be held to a higher standard than previous white presidents, he’s also should not be held to a lesser standard. No pardons? This is standard procedure for ALL presidents and governors during their terms, and at the end of every term, and then again at the end of their second terms if they get one. He should not only be pardoning blacks, but not v*****t offenders of all races! There is a special office in the Justice Department which over sees this and makes recommendations to the president. This list is of nonviolent, non repeat offenders who have received excessively harsh sentences at the state and federal level for relatively minor crimes. Pres. Obama received this list also. But, as with everything else, he seems to be indifferent to the sufferings of the poor, unfortunate, and disenfranchised. Meanwhile, he and the first lady keep going on talk shows and hanging out with Jay Z and Beyonce. I am glad that he won reelection and I hope that his second term is better than his first time when it comes to being more in touch with poor and black people. Then again, he already received almost 100 percent of our vote as he knew he would; why should he give a d**n about us. But, now that should matter right? We have a black president and that’s all that counts :-)

  10. Satyrdean Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

    That turkey hasn’t committed a crime, and therefore does not deserve to be on someone’s table; however, these CLOWNS who are burglarizing our homes, terrorizing our neighborhoods/schools, creating havoc on our buses/els, killing our youth because they are wearing the wrong clothing(or visiting in another neighborhood), I wouldn’ suggest pardoning any of them. The same would be true for those Bank Presidents who have bilked their shareholders, and bank customers, I wouldn’t pardon any of them either. Give each of them an opportunity to re-evaluate their reasons for existence; and, sorry to say, the only time persons begin this exercise is when they are confined.

  11. Derrick Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 6:20 am

    k**l that white turkey and eat it!!!

  12. WizardG Reply

    November 23, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Obama is not the man either side assumes he is, and he allows his name and person to be used just as Mandela did for the Anglo-elite, “white” South Africans!

    People have no idea what kind of country this really is! Who is really in charge, what agendas they focus on, and how it’s actually manipulated and pillaged!
    We are left to mutter over some of the most mundane nonsense ever! while those who truly hold power over “our country” and many other nations, control the many various so-called “leaders”, and feed us nothing more than enough propaganda, garbage, and lies, and withheld information to keep us all fumbling obliviously, partially satisfied, ignorant, and literally retarded! It is to do either that, or literally enslave and/or murder a large majority of the population!

    They make sure that religious belief is deeply embedded in our psychological makeup because they are assured that if we will believe in such nonsense we are open to believe the tons of other trash they bash our minds with, and our minds are as soft as mush. Thanks to the overwhelming fiction religious beliefs infect us with. Even those who don’t believe are still severely affected by the billions who help to promote it!

    So. Those who wield the great military and secret power over us have much less work to do in tampering with our psyche because we are preconditioned from generation to generation with ancient superstitions and ignorant traditional platitudes! This will never change, which means human starvation, pain and suffering will never end!
    With this (fantasy “God” belief) buried deeply in the minds of even some of the most intelligent men, we go about our years filled with hatred and d***h towards our fellow man, our fellow brothers and sisters around the world because they too, have been feeding from the largest reservoir of ‘koolaid’ mankind has ‘never’ recognized! Oblivious to the fact that the thing they believe in as proposed to be a good thing, is actually one of the worse mental defects to ever inflict the mind of mankind!

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