All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pardon’

Mark Wahlberg Seeks Pardon for 1988 Assault

Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg seeks to be pardoned of a 1988 assault conviction, stemming from an incident in which he beat two Asian men. The Transformers: Age of Extinction star filed his pardon application on November 26, and wrote, “I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for …

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Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for hundreds, or even thousands, of convicts currently serving harsh punishments for minor drug violations. Thus far in his presidency, Obama …

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Carter Pardons Deen, Claims Celebri-Chef Was Just “Honest”

Hit the brakes, America. Paula Deen has been pardoned by Jimmy Carter. Deen has been put through the wringer since admitting to having used racial slurs in the past. But Carter, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president, said in a CNN interview that the disgraced Food Network icon had been perhaps “excessively honest in saying that she had in …

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