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Obama Commutes Sentences For 95 People, Pardons Two: White House

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Obama Commutes Sentences For 95 People, Pardons Two: White House

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the prison sentences of 95 people, mainly for drug trafficking offenses, and pardoned two others, the White House said in a statement.

Obama is working with lawmakers on reforms of the U.S. criminal justice system to reduce the number of people serving long sentences for non-violent drug crimes, and has said the reforms are one of his top priorities for his remaining year in office.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Photo: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves his end of the year news conference at the White House in Washington December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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  1. yabbed December 19, 2015

    Good work, Mr. President. Now see if you can’t find some more sentences to commute.

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    1. Tex December 19, 2015

      He will, yabbed, there is his boy-toy, Bowe Bergdal, to pardon very soon. Wonder if Trump will rescue Barry, Harry, Hillary, Nancy, Eric, Huma and the rest?!

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      1. BillP December 19, 2015

        Well pardner President Obama, Hilary Clinton, Reid, Pelosi, Huma and the rest haven’t been convicted of a crime have they? Meanwhile W commuted John Allen Aregood who was convicted of transporting illegal aliens, Eduviges Duvi Gonzalez-Matsumura convicted of embezzlement of bank funds, Richard Harold Miller convicted of conspiracy to defraud the US Gov’t., John Edward Casto, convicted of distribution cocaine.
        There are many more I can list. To commute their sentence or pardon them people must 1st be “convicted” of a crime. You left that important step out of your bullshit comment.

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        1. Buck Ofama December 20, 2015

          Hey, look. Gutless billiepp spews stupid, nonsensical garbage on other threads, too.

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          1. BillP December 20, 2015

            Wow it’s Rambo, the world’s faux internet tough guy. Talks tough from a distance yet offers nothing of value

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          2. Buck Ofama December 20, 2015

            Nah, it’s billpussy. Buh bye fool.

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          3. Tex December 25, 2015

            Merry Christmas Buck,?

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          4. Buck Ofama December 30, 2015

            Thanks. Hope you had a good one.

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          5. Tex January 1, 2016

            Yes I did, thanks. It does unsettle me to realize our leaders resort to such perversions and perfidy as pretending 20 young kids were murdered attending school in Newtown, and the proof is out in the open (it is argued that is the best place to hide it) yet so many folks are brainwashed by all the media, which it so evidently owned by “state” and are naive to the level of corruption being used to press forward their hellish agendas. My soul is safe, in the hands of Jesus, and my hearts breaks for the imminent demise of so many sheep following wicked shepherds. Peace to you, Buckie!!! Go to removetheveildotcom and get back to me. It is elucidating, honestly, and be prepared for what you’ll discover . . .

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  2. ColorPurple December 19, 2015

    Do something really meaningful and reduce the prison population by half. That will be a positive remembrance of your presidency. Most non-violent crimes have penalties that are too severe anyway.

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    1. rightfighter January 2, 2016

      At least you THIMNK you are the “expert”. What LAW SCHOOL did you attend again, Know Nothing?

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  3. Whatmeworry December 19, 2015

    only 5 were white

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    1. Whatmeworry December 20, 2015

      only 5 were white trash like me dan ketter

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    2. Daniel Max Ketter December 20, 2015

      Well heck yes me & linda rae are white trash, but I won the moron of the year of retired Ford motors desk clerks at the Williamsburg VA chamber of comm.

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    3. Staci K Whatmeworry December 21, 2015

      I grew up in a white trash family with a draft dodging daddy, so what does that have to do with them being white?

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    4. Whatmeworry December 22, 2015

      only 5 were white

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    5. Mandinka December 22, 2015

      Quit being a crybaby like my pathetic daddy and educate yourself.

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    6. Whatmeworry December 25, 2015

      Yes whatmeworry/dan m ketter and his family are white trash

      Reply

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