Our President is making awesomeness happen once again. Today he granted clemency to 46 men and women whose “sentences did not fit their crimes.”
“Nearly all of these individuals would have already served their time and returned to society if they were convicted of the exact same crime today,” said an announcement on the White House Facebook page.
These people had committed non-violent crimes, and it seems that most of them were locked up for drug-related offenses. The President says that he feels they “deserve a second chance.”
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I couldn’t agree more. Considering that drug laws in this country are racially biased,(something else Obama has worked to change) I think it’s high time these people are sent on their merry way. Also, there’s this.
To put icing on the cake, the President wrote this thoughtful letter to the 46 individuals receiving commutation and it’s pretty awesome:
So I say, hooray Mr. President! Way to get things done!