Sometimes you have to stop and think what the hell Barack Obama is smoking. This man has commuted more than 1K prisoner sentences. According to the Washington Post, he just granted 79 more commutations on Tuesday, and the sad reality is he has commuted more criminals than the last 11 Presidents combined.
Think about it like this, dealers of coke, meth, and heroin are being freed back onto the streets. Some of these people are repeat offenders. Violators of supervised release who are found carrying firearms and we have Obama to thank for that.
Obama erases decisions of more judges/juries, commutes fedl prison sentences of 79 additional drug dealers, now over 1,000. #59Days
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) November 22, 2016
From The Root:
The president has granted commutations to more prisoners, the majority of whom were nonviolent drug offenders, than the last 11 presidents combined. Obama has committed to using the tools at his disposal, including presidential clemency, to remedy the unfairness at the heart of the criminal-justice system.
“The power to grant pardons and commutations … embodies the basic belief in our democracy that people deserve a second chance after having made a mistake in their lives that led to a conviction under our laws,” a quote from the president on the clemency website reads.
Obama has commuted the sentences of 1,023 men and women incarcerated under harsh and outdated sentencing laws; 342 of those individuals, or roughly one-third, were serving life sentences.
“The president’s gracious act of mercy today with his latest round of commutations is encouraging,” Brittany Byrd, a Texas attorney who has represented several inmates who have received clemency since Obama’s initiative began in 2014, told the Post. “He is taking historic steps under his groundbreaking clemency initiative to show the power of mercy and belief in redemption. Three hundred and forty-two men and women were set to die in prison. The president literally saved their lives.”
Of those who received clemency Tuesday, 18 were serving life sentences.
The Post reports that the White House and the Justice Department received criticism this year from advocates of sentencing-policy changes who said that the administration was moving too slowly in granting commutations to inmates who met the clemency criteria; this year alone, Obama has granted 839 commutations.
President Obama has now offered clemency to a total of 1,023 inmates.https://t.co/rXUPJfPjrN
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) November 22, 2016
Obama doing his part at rebuilding his rent-a-thug domestic militia and the lower wrung of the democrat voter base in the wake of his withering defeat and vote of no confidence by Americans determined to undo his disastrous reign of executive fiat tyranny and contempt for American values.
First, he calls for more gun control, then releases felons from prison with firearms violations. Some of which include possession of a firearm by a felon, which is a felony its self.
No benefit to society? Most of these scum bags are serving time for distribution. The benefit to society is not having them on the streets spreading their poison!
Are you happy it’s almost over?
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