The Unfair Presidential Pardon System Only Looks After The President’s Friends
WHY do a higher percentage of white criminals get a Presidential parson than black ones? A ProPublica report says a white villain is four times more likely than black one get a pardon from the Chief.
An African American woman from Little Rock, fined $3,000 for underreporting her income in 1989, was denied a pardon; a white woman from the same city who faked multiple tax returns to collect more than $25,000 in refunds got one. A black, first-time drug offender — a Vietnam veteran who got probation in South Carolina for possessing 1.1 grams of crack — was turned down. A white, fourth-time drug offender who did prison time for selling 1,050 grams of methamphetamine was pardoned.
Is it racism? Or is it more to do with friends in high places – and those high places being more white than black..?
The white bird: President Barack Obama stands with daughters Sasha and Malia after pardoning Liberty, a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey, on the occasion of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, on the North Portico of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)