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09/11/2001 WE REMEMBER

"Fear is the foundation of most governments." - John Adams

"My family is more important than my party." - Zell Miller


Looks like Yeezy’s pro-Trump plot worked:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics/alice-marie-johnson-commuted-sentence/index.html

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, a week after Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.

Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine, according to the nonprofit Can-Do, which advocates for clemency for non-violent drug offenders.
She is expected to be released from prison soon.
"Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates," the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

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Trump accidentally did the right thing for once, thanks to... Kimye? Wow lol

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Yeeet

Posted June 6th by S.o.h
S.o.h
 

There is, of course, a dark side to this: That our president can be persuaded to exercise one of his most eminently abusable constitutional powers by celebrities with the equivalent intellectual heft of potato batteries.

They say that Trump is receptive to flattery, and I guess it's true. I imagine that, while it might not make the news, there are people from throughout our political system that have learned how to communicate with the president in a way to get the things they want out of him. Perhaps the same is true of all leaders, but I continue to hope that the president is less of a willing stooge than he seems to be.

Posted June 6th by Famov
Famov

I think that Trump may have responded to flattery, but I also think that he is actually a liberal on many social issues, and didn't take much persuading.

In his personal life, he seems very much anti-drugs (and alcohol). But I don't think he extends this principle beyond himself.

In any case, it seems like if this prisoner really was committed to rehabilitation and helping others to rehabilitate, whilst being guilty of a non-violent crime, there wouldn't be much to argue against in terms of her early release, and all it needed was for her case to be highlighted. 21 years seems like an awful long time for attempted cocaine possession (?!).

Edited June 6th by Smiling Apple
Smiling Apple

Welcome to the u.s. criminal justice smiling. I'm shocked that you are surprised.

Posted June 6th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

wow. for once i can't say anything bad about trump, kim or kanye - what the fuck is this? opposite day. glad to hear it, though.

"but I also think that he is actually a liberal on many social issues, and didn't take much persuading."

i really don't think he has any consistent ideology. he's schrodinger's president, and everything he says is up for interpretation because his word salads can mean 10 different things at once.

"21 years seems like an awful long time for attempted cocaine possession (?!)."

welcome to the war on drugs! just wait until you hear about who was supplying that coke.

Posted June 6th by poptart!
poptart!
 

There is, of course, a dark side to this: That our president can be persuaded to exercise one of his most eminently abusable constitutional powers by celebrities with the equivalent intellectual heft of potato batteries.

Look, say what you want about her taste, but Kim is a marketing genius and the equal or better of her husband.


Posted June 7th by Pink Peruvian Flying Bear
Pink Peruvian Flying Bear
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