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Trump pardons black convict who was given life term for non-violent crime

Trump pardons black convict who was given life term for non-violent crime

President Donald Trump granted clemency to Charles Duke Tanner, a former undefeated professional boxer from Gary, Indiana who was initially handed life in prison for drug conspiracy. Tanner was 24 when he was arrested and convicted on the charges and sentenced to life in jail, despite it being his first conviction and for a nonviolent offense. His sentence was reduced to 30 years by the state.

KCooper
KCooper
Burger
Burger 0 months

I think trump is the worst president ever, but I’m not a paid troll or a hypocrite, so I will give him credit for this. But my guess is that if he didn’t go after Biden on the crime bill this would not have happened. In any case, good job.

Skeptic
Skeptic 0 months

There are thousands of people in similar circumstances, what about them? Obama did work to commute sentences of many but was doing it carefully, case-by-case and so only got through a fraction (less than half). Trump has not been doing any until someone suggested it would be good campaign ploy. Honestly, as someone who wants to see Trump lose, I was concerned he might actually commute sentences for all of them (there are applications in since Obama). That would be good and just but not great if it And, of course, the criminal reform bill that Trump likes to take all the credit for fell short in not rectifying the past injustices by law and leaving it up to the goodness of the President. NOTE: this comment originally said the Dems deserved most of the credit for the First Step Act but, as August pointed out, it was passed with large majorities of both parties when both the House and Senate were controlled by Republicans.

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