Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Crack Cocaine Offenders

Carrie Dann, NBC News, December 19, 2013

President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of eight individuals convicted of crack cocaine offenses.

In a statement, Obama said the commutation “is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness” and noted that he signed legislation in 2010 to narrow the disparity between penalties for crimes related to powder and crack cocaine.

Obama has pushed to change criminal justice policy to correct what his administration calls unfairness in sentencing and to keep down the cost of lengthy incarcerations for non-violent crimes.

“If they had been sentenced under the current law, many of them would have already served their time and paid their debt to society,” he said of inmates sentenced before the passage of the Fair Sentencing Act. “Instead, because of a disparity in the law that is now recognized as unjust, they remain in prison, separated from their families and their communities, at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars each year.”

Obama also called on Congress to pass pending legislation that would make the Fair Sentencing Act retroactive for some offenders.

Each of the eight offenders has served over 15 years in prison for the drug crimes.

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The NAACP Legal Defense Fund praised the decision in a statement.

“The president’s ability to commute sentences is an extraordinary power, and his decision to exercise that power in these cases sends a powerful signal that the White House is committed to reducing mass incarceration and working to restore fairness to the criminal justice system,” said Sherrilyn A. Ifill, the group’s president.

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  • MekongDelta69

    How many are black?

    Well, since the NAACP-LDEF praised “The Messiah’s” decision, I’m gonna go with… ALL of them.

  • Puggg

    Just undoing all the hard work of cops, prosecutors, judges, juries, witnesses, with one stroke of a pen.

    One dork who can somehow be lucky enough to win an election should not have that kind of power.

    • You forgot “jail guards.”

      I think an executive pardon that results in someone getting out of incarceration sooner than they otherwise would have should need legislative approval. I can understand using the pardon power to pardon old people convicted of violating stupid laws a long time ago.

      • This was not a pardon: A pardon completely expunges a conviction, leaving only the arrest record. This would be the same as if a defendent took the case to trial and was acquitted.

        Clemency of this type leaves the original conviction or convictions intact (so that person is still a convitced felon), but terminates their sentence.
        The problem Oogabooga attempted to address was the 100-to-1 sentencing discrepency for crack-versus-powder cocaine. I think the original sentencing law in this case was a knee-jerk over-reaction by congress. It did nothing to address the fact that cocaine is in powder form when it is initially smuggled into the USA by Hispanic gangs, and did even less about the methamphetamines epidemic that developed after this misguided and ineffective law was enacted.

        • SFLBIB

          OK, make the sentences the same: the lengthier of the two.

    • Sick of it

      The President only has the power to “grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” per Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution.

      So…how does he pardon them for any and all related STATE crimes? He ONLY has the power to pardon someone for an offense against the United States (which I suppose could be stretched to cover federal laws).

      • Puggg

        These were pardons for Federal drug crimes.

    • SFLBIB

      Another example of how “it is better to free ten guilty men than to convict a single innocent one” has morphed into “it is better to free ten guilty men than to convict a single one of them.”

  • Herman

    This is Obama’s way of giving white people the giant middle finger.

    • BonusGift

      Getting elected and every day of his life has achieved the same effect.

      • Katherine McChesney

        He wasn’t elected….either time.

        VOTER FRAUD.

        • BonusGift

          I feel you are right; but I fear that he was elected.

    • MikeofAges

      Not really. It’s just the typical officeholder’s cowardly response to a perceived injustice. He thinks he’s doing a great deed by not waiting till the end of his term to spring a few of these street corner stooges. Eight? Eight out of how many who were sent up for decades over a few rocks? I get what people’s biases are, but feeding the endless appetite of a tyrannical and distant government is a greater danger.

      • Sick of it

        So we should also ignore state laws against drugs since “it’s a victimless crime”…excepting the many, many people who are robbed, raped, tortured, and murdered by folks in the drug business. Not to mention junkies.

        • MikeofAges

          Disproportionate sentencing is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Just defer to the wisdom of the founders. They understood every kind of tyranny this side of pharmaceutical mind control and electronic surveillance. Brainwashing and psychological mind control are not new.

          • Sick of it

            Narcotics are a great way to keep the population enslaved. The British Empire learned that lesson first. Those with clear minds might wonder what’s happening around them. It should be noted that some of the earliest international drug dealers were not Eskimos.

    • sbuffalonative

      He’s playing to his base. He knows blacks think all crack sentences are unfair so he’s giving black leaders a symbolic nod that he agrees with them. This gesture is a means to reinforce the idea that he’s on their side.

      • dukem1

        Every so often – once a month, or so – he has to represent.
        Easy as that.

        • sbuffalonative

          Exactly. Let ’em know ‘a black man is in charge’.

        • Keeping it real is indigenous to the species.

      • Barack Kardashian is quite the leader, eh?

        • Marc Zuckurburg

          I advocate comprehensive immigration reform. I know you do, too.

          Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous.

          Or,

          Comprehensive immigration reform will make the economy more fair and equitable, help clean and preserve our environment, bolster Social Security and Medicare, aid the cause of reproductive rights and LGBT rights, drive a stake through the heart of bigotry and discrimination, guarantee social justice for all, and make America more vibrant and diverse.

          (Pick whichever spiel you like and which makes you feel good. All I can do is just read what was provided for me on the teleprompter and do cut and paste.)

          Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

          • Johnny Squire

            Mr. Zuckerberg is part of the treason lobby. He deserves no better than a firing squad for his support for “immigration reform”.

          • odious liberal

            Idiot.

          • Make my 11th Deadly Sin “Homonecrobestiality”, please!

    • Morris65

      Despite its’ extreme overuse, now seem the perfect instance to recall obama’s “If I has a son” comment.

  • Spartacus

    How many of them are his brothers ?

    • Non Humans

      Or look like his “Son, Trayboon?

  • Ograf

    I’ve asked that question on 3 sites already. How many are black?

    • dukem1

      Or, were any white?
      Probbly not.
      Disparate impact.

  • Erasmus

    Obama’s gotta keep his street cred. Nome sane?

    • obot

      Yo dawg, gnomesain.

  • NoMosqueHere

    I wonder if his crack dealer is one of them.

    • You mean Gov. Patrick Duval’s cousin?
      Yep, that was one of the commutations.

  • Stan D Mute

    What is ALWAYS lost in the media’s lamentations about “racist” crack vs powder cocaine laws is the FACT that those laws were written only after enormous hue and cry from Afro “community leaders” about how crack was destroying their communities. They said whitey was racist for NOT doing anything to stop the “crack epidemic”.

    Fast forward a few years and, surprise! – whitey is racist because he tried to do something about the crack epidemic.

    Just one more bit of proof that Afros are wholly incompatible with white societies.

    • Strike_Team

      Thanks Stan. Most people aren’t aware of this fact, or they’ve forgotten about it. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Three very hairy incidents I experienced while alone on patrol involved crackheads, and one of them was white, believe it or not, the other two black. But all three attacked me, in the same way guys on PCP attacked me on two other occasions (black guy once, latino guy on the other occasion). Addicts and “chronic abusers” of certain drugs are incredibly dangerous people.

    • dukem1

      100 up-votes. That is exactly the way the whole deal went down…
      Talk about the law of un-uninteded consequences.
      The demanded something be done. Something was done..They ignore it and complain about suffering the consequences.
      What a fine kettle of fish.

      • M&S

        Not exactly.
        Because whites straightened out black drug crime looking for it’s next fix money only when New York started to suffer from white flight abandonment.
        If half the crime that was black drugs related was accurately reported from the 1980s to early 90s, the crime rate for that time would double.
        In this, whites are hypocrites.
        We will not stand interference with ‘the business’ of commerce and money making and past that we do not care if the blacks slaughter each other or half of the other-ethnic neighborhoods foolish enough to share property tax codes with them.
        (Case in point: the massive resurgence of the drug trades in AfG when the Taliban lost power, money must be made!)
        Black ‘community leaders’ certainly did yelp loud when their brothers and a few sisters on the drug started preying disproportionately upon the only sure thing they could get their hands on: other blacks.

  • One of the individuals, Clarence Aaron of Mobile, Ala., was convicted in the early 1990s at the age of 22 for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Aaron’s lawyer Margaret Love told NBC News that Aaron was “overcome” with emotion and that he will head to a halfway house in his hometown in coming weeks.

    This means Clarence will only be able to resume his career during days and evenings.

  • Strike_Team

    It will be interesting to see the commutations this fraud signs (at the direction of his handlers) when his term is finally over – should the country make it that far. How many black thugs will be let scoot? What percentage of the “Get Out of Jail Free” cards will be non-white, members of the usual suspects crowd? How many full on traitors will be let skate? Things like this are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Fraud In Chief.

    • sbuffalonative

      I do wish we would do away with Presidents commuting sentences. To me, it’s just as abusive as a despotic ruler putting someone in jail based on his opinion and power. It bypasses all standards and safeguards and disregarding the work of juries. If nothing else, every name should be made public before any decision is made so the public can know what’s going on and voice their concerns.

      • Strike_Team

        At the very least the commutations should be advanced to some type of committee for review. But I’m dreaming. That would make sense. And with certain people now in control of our government, laws are used for obfuscation. Everything is up for interpretation.

        • Major

          “be advanced to some type of committee for review. “

          Knowing the racist Holder…it’ll be the NAACP, ya think?

          • Strike_Team

            That would be exactly what would happen under Holder. But like I said, I’m dreaming. A review committee isn’t going to happen. I’m not even sure the country as we know it now is going to last much beyond the end of the Marionette in Chief’s term.

    • dukem1

      He ought to release all the dope and crack dudes ASAP..
      They’ll just go back to the communities that produced them.
      No harm, no foul.

  • negrolocaust

    michael savage did touch on this subject in last nights show look on yt type in savage nation a user called reallybigsomething posts michaels shows.

  • Lewis33

    Move over slick Willie, Obama’s got THIS ONE. This is just a trial balloon, I’d bet dollars to doughnuts by the time he’s done he’ll pardon more than all the other presidents put together on his way out the door.

    • M&S

      I hope he does.
      At 24,000 a year for low security and 40,000 dollars a year for high security felons, we are talking about 2.3 million people under lock and key at an 80/20 split, we are talking about 63 billion dollars a year which we waste on criminal incarceration.
      The difference, for me, is that you don’t want to pay good people to be minders for bad people in an institutional environment. The corruption eats away at the souls of everyone involved.
      You want to remove the bad people from the societal environment altogether. And the easiest way to do that is to kill them.
      Three felony strikes or fifteen misdemeanors and you’re dead.
      The faster you sentence them (plea deals) to lower (1-2-4 year) sentences, the sooner they get out recommit and get sentenced again which means you rapidly cross the threshold where low life choice as self-preservational moral values buys criminals the recidivist pathology execution society needs to clean the gene pool of ancient HG genes which have ‘gone wrong’ in mistaking fellow humans for prey animals.
      Whites are hung up on punishing the genetically or psychologically impoverished to the point where we refuse to think of our own benefits in the pursuit of blind vengeance. I think that this is part of the reason why we have taken such offense as to feel that the only solution was World War.
      Twice.
      Did we create separation environments where people who contributed nothing were either bought out of the gene pool using foodstamps, cheap housing, and mandatory sterilization. OR. The Death Penalty.
      We would quickly become both less pity-party enamoured of the failings of other races. And less needful of kinds of Police State overwatch to keep us all in our little holding pens, walking on those treadmills, for life.
      Either way, we pay, for the mistakes of those fools who brought black slaves here to begin with. But MY WAY we get to get rid of those who won’t work for the right to breed and won’t avoid crime for the right of freebie socialist supported living.
      Shrug. Basically, I think 30% of society is out of the game with psychoses, addictions or general psychopathy. The only thing we can do is take pity on the functional population by making their lives as rich as rewarding as possible while putting the rest on a cradle-to-grave trip to genetic dead end. Literally.
      That means we save money and give it to the Doers of society, wherever possible.
      That means we stop believing in slavery as the constant adoption of a menials from low evolutionary status populations and replace them with robotics that magnify the work product of the whites who are proactively effectors of a smooth society.
      It means we stop valuing life by punitive vengeance for stupid crimes. And start giving it the grandeur of a genetic destiny for those who are willing to be a decent part of society.
      I’m willing to throw the dice on the majority of those deserves-to-inherit best being white.
      Why isn’t anyone else?

      • Katherine McChesney

        And just how are they going to support themselves? Entitlements?

        No one will hire them.

        They will re-offend.

        • M&S

          Hi Katherine,

          I’m not going to argue with you about how wrong it is to make the strong slaves to the weak. I’m just going to fill in some blankspots for your consideration.

          By far the majority of felonies take place after dark. Living in a homeless shelter means being in line, at the door, by 4pm if you want to get in. There is also often a lottery system which means that if there are 500-900 beds in a given shelter complex (with some overflow mats for really cold nights) there are always at least 50+ who don’t get in, anywhere.

          ‘Camping’ is now illegal in my city so the difference between living outdoors and living in is _being early_ to that line. Which usually also includes access to food, either delivered on the street or put together in the shelter kitchens.

          I know, I’ve been there.

          If you can work for someone like Ready Man (which means showing up, not-drunk, with some work skills and a good attitude, at 4-5 every morning to catch the managers eye and get put on a ‘ticket’ list of steady employers), you can make 35-50 dollars a day. Most RMan type outlets are at least 1 mile walking every morning, winter or summer, from the shelters. Whether the buses are running or not, you had better be up at 2-3 to get your act in order and move towards the door or you will be at the back of the ticket line and get no work.

          With the money earned at RMan (guaranteed four hour employment), you can purchase a bed, if one is available (and there is a long waiting list) and come in as late as 11pm. The shelter bed runs approximately 200 dollars a month.

          The shelter provides a slumgullion type soup at night and coffee and sometimes donuts or oatmeal in the morning. There are also candy/coke/coffee type vending machines.

          Rent controlled apartments are also around 200 dollars a month, these are virtually impossible for a felon to get into because the rental agents are looking for no-risk, long term, clients and particularly for substance abuse or sex offenders, that just seldom works out. An option out for some shelters (Jesus Saves) is a work program which, if you can complete a year of 18 hour days, no smoking and a 30 day probationary period (no leaving the shelter, period), along with work and religious studies, gets you a car or paid apartment for a year.

          From the cops perspective, the nice thing about homeless being off the streets is that they know where you are and can come check in with the shelter management or apartment complex when they have a description or MO that matches to someone they know. When I was in the shelter, cops came by as often as once a week to take someone out. Fights, Drug Use or Possession and overt Drunkeness in shelters are verbotten and will get you kicked out, no matter what the weather. Shelters are heavily covered by cameras and obviously, there is no right to deny searches becuase no space is owned by the individual. Arguing with any of these policies is an instant 9-11 police call. PO check-ins are still mandatory and phones are available for just this.

          Bed Bugs are controlled by alcohol washdowns of rubberized mattresses and mandatory showers, every night, in most shelters while a TB certificate is required withn 48hrs to remain eligible for the bed list lottery.

          It is an efficient and merciful system, as far as it goes.

          And it is also a living hell for those who simply don’t want to be around anyone because they are sociopaths.

          Some things which could be done to make life easier for all to be responsible citizens:

          1. Control Food Stamps, don’t cut them.

          There are a lot of homeless people who really need that extra bit of nutrition, especially if their minds are broken and they just can’t stand to be in the shelter system. But there is also a lot of abuse. If food stamp exchanges for food could be controlled in such a fashion that one could not trade them for drugs or whatever, life would be better .

          2. Provide access.

          A lot of guys could get out of this system except for the fact that they need to have a place to store tools and a way to get to jobsites or the work agencies without hassle. Most of the latter job agencies will supply bus fair or a ride to the job site if you can get to the agency itself but this is not good enough for employers that need a steady assurance of arrival, on time and with tools.

          If your aim is to punish individuals, jail works. You are living in pods with massive control over everything you do as a regimented lifestyle. But like boot camp, it normally only takes about 18 weeks for this system of behavior ‘recalibration’ to either take or fail and after that, you are on the backside of the curve with the confinement abrading your soul and the company making you a better criminal. At which point, the reality of punishment becomes torture and the sadism of hate for society that develops from it.

          If you want to keep society safe, then what you need to do is separate the criminal from the non criminal populations. This can be done, at 200 dollars a month in rent and another 200-300 in prepackaged food delivery (sell month’s worth quantities of cheap frozen meals, beverages to include milk, juice and coffee but not beer and provide a big freezer and a microwave). Such is already available from places like King Soopers with a ten dollar delivery charge and a typical 5 dollar tip. Throw in another 50-80 dollars a month for basic cable and the sum would amount to approximately 600X12 or 7,200 dollars a year.

          Compared to 24,000 dollars a year to keep the socially dysfunctional in close proximity with each other where their bad habits magnify and reflect off each other.

          The question then becomes whether you can find a farmer wiling to sell you a chunk of his North 40 to build prefab tenements where the criminally anti-social can be put, permanently, to keep them away from functioning society.

          If the repeat offender wants to leave this distanced but infinitely kinder existence to go back to jail for another year (or however long society decides it’s going to take to get him straightened out again), shrug. Oh well.

          The key here is that societies obligation to it’s defectives is limited, financially, to less than half what it would take to house these people in a prison system which is does nothing proactive for society. It is also limited, by absolute risk, to the number of times a felon shows his/her proclivity for further crime. Three times in and you’re dead. But if you choose isolation, you are also living amongst other isolated offenders and so can only kill another criminal.

          The question, for me, is whether we want to wait for a psychologically predictable, anti-social, predator to make their first mistake or whether we want to take the stress and the worry out of living in a competitive world for which they are not mentally equipped to handle.

          If you accept what folks like Charles Murray and others have said about intelligence being 60-80% heritable, then you have to also accept that the personality factors which go with are also genetically intstinctive. In this, The Savannah Principle rules Katherine. For tens of millennia, we survived because the anti-social hunters went out, silent and focussed, to kill and bring home meat which fed the developing brains of the more social members of the tribe. That ability was selected for every time a woman lay with a man who brought her more meat than any other did.

          And that is how we have developed a population which, absent any other prey on which to exercise the quiet patience of a predatory will, has turned upon those it once served as much as dominated.

          We _owe ourselves_ the chance to live in safety, at minimum cost, in a world which we are remaking to fit the changing genetic aptitudes as needs of a high IQ, high G, social population.

          And one way of getting there is quietly retiring our predator genes while changing the nature of society itself to move away from the ditch digger menial labor which is all that they can really do.

          Expecting them to demean themselves doing the tasks which higher cognitive function individuals refuse to is cruel. Punishing them for being what they are is stupid if it costs more to house them in a cage with other ferals than it would to simply preemptively evacuate them from society before they hurt someone. And we have the blood chemistry and brain function psychoanalytical tools to predict these behaviors, before they reach critical mass and blow up in a criminal act.

          The trade here being that, if you are diagnosed or simply declare “I’m out’ve this.” you get a vasectomy or tubal ligation. And while these procedures can alway be reversed if you change your mind, you cannot have kids so long as you live as a ward of The People who do work and do contribute.

          The one thing you have to argue for, hardest, is ‘what’s in it for me’ to the capable individuals who honestly make society work and resent being used as tax donkeys for the useless.

          And the key here is robotics. Because, for every ditch digger you remove from society, you have to replace his labor with someone or -something- else. And if one man has to suddenly do the things that once you would have given a wage slave menial to achieve BUT he is not the one doing it so much as supervising labor droids who do, you can give him the work productivity as wage earning power, not of his own best efforts. But of his 50% efforts and the 100% of intelligent tools he employs.

          This means that, if modern wages are overinflated by perhaps 50% and he should only be earning 30,000 dollars a year, not 60, if his personal work force of 5 robots allow him to bid on jobs which pay him 80,000 dollars a year (5X10 + 30) then he is now making 20 grand more than what he was with the overinflated USD. Subtract 7 of that for the nobody whose half-life he supports unto extinction.

          Would you be willing to take a 13,000 dollar wage increase to create a system which gave the useless some form of safe life, away from your family, while working _half as hard_ yourself to do the jobs which they were no longer around to accomplish?

          The answer is more complex than the question but I think you will agree that paying a prison system to incarcerate people for less than you would to simply exile them is foolish. And the control rod of a 3X felony execution is a great way to control abuse of the system. While a raise in pay grade makes it easier to handle the bitter pill of ‘taxation’ for the poor who could otherwise work if they wanted to but _like you_ don’t want to be paid a barely life sustaining wage for scut work.

          Let me add one other incentive for your consideration. Taxi cab drivers pay a medallion fee which amounts to a certification and insurance guarantee not to be psychopathic killers or drunk on the job etc. This fee is considerable and comes atop the costs to lease or convert a car to the necessary (radio + safety gear + paint) standard for hack use.

          Atop which is a maximum driving hours limit in a lot of metro areas. Especially in this depressed era where party goers don’t revel and get drunk and trip takers don’t need as many rides to the airport, cab drivers are thus often in a position where they have to break the law and let a relative or friend drive their vehicle while they sleep to get maximum use of the medallion while splitting profits.

          There is nothing which says that you could not do the same with a robot that could switch out batteries and download fresh software instructions to lift boxes in a warehouse at night after filling potholes all day.

          As such, the ability of the robot to fulfill a labor force need to sustain our broken down infrastructure is based, not on YOUR ability to earn money in a 10-12hr shift. But rather your ability to /plan/ what levels of maintenance and modification you will support them with during a much longer, 16-20 hour work cycle.

          This means you can add another 20-40 grande a year to your earnings, your salary has just gone up another 30-60% from what it was when you were working just for yourself, _for doing nothing_. Just by dropping off your work bots as the fully insured ‘labor pool’ to continue working on your way home from working your own contract job.

          Work smarter, not harder. Give a little. Benefit a lot. This is how you sell a system which retires our HG sociopaths and ensures the workers have the money to raise families which take over the gene pool. And the gene pool remakes society into something worth having.

          We could do this, inside 5 years, if we put the likes of DARPA and the various high tech defense contractors on a crash program to make a plug’n’play, apps driven, labor robot an ‘Urgent National Security’ project. We could save our service economy from being run into the ditch, even now.

          If we would just try.

  • Nathanwartooth

    So I’m sure next he will be releasing people who got a long time for meth?

    Oh right, those people are mostly white. Never mind.

    • Puggg

      Before crack sentences were reduced, Federal recommended sentences for Federal meth crimes were one-half that of crack crimes, depending on how much of the drug was trafficked. No other drug was even close in this category.

      • I believe that depended on the purity of the meth. One idiot I knew inside received a one-year sentence for some grossly impure residue from meth he had tried to make. What got him was empty steel CO2 powerlets (of the type sold for CO2-powered BB guns) that he had refilled with black powder and then fused with hobby fuse as massively illegal (and very dangerous, due to their steel casings) M-80 firecrackers. This earned him a 10-year “explosives” enhancement.

        Another guy received six months for “too much Sudafed” (more than 500 pills) and a ten-year enhancement for illegal fireworks. People who like to play with chemicals – even as legitimate chemists – frequently also like to experiment with their own pyrotechnics. I did as a university undergrad, and so did friends. The problem nowadays is that if one is cooking dope, the cops will pay very close attention, and then the federal explosives enhancement becomes a real killer if one is also making fireworks.

  • Steven Barr

    I don’t know what the situation is in the US but here in England the police and courts are incredibly lax in regards to drug use. It is only drug suppliers who have any serious chance of making it to court let alone going to prison.
    Which is why I don’t agree with the claim that because whites and blacks use drugs at roughly the same rate and yet blacks are far more likely to be arrested and locked up for drugs offences then the laws against drugs are discriminatory. There are more blacks in prison for drug offences because blacks are far more likely to DEAL drugs.

    • jane johnson

      And they do it right out on the street, where they are more likely to draw the attention of law enforcement. No discretion at all.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Let’s not forget that being convicted of a “non-violent” offense doesn’t make a person non-violent. They often use drug laws to put away murderers, because it’s an easier conviction, or it’s a plea bargain.

  • Baboon

    I cannot wait til this knuckle dragger is out of office.

  • John K

    In other words, convicting black felons is “racist”.

    • sbuffalonative

      Noticing black crime is racist.

      • Non Humans

        Noticing anything black is raaaycisss…

  • negrolocaust

    their sentence should have been to have their hands cut off, then they couldnt deal crack anymore.

  • Crack helps me take the edge off.

    • IstvanIN

      Take the edge off of what? You already seem like a dull blade.

    • Katherine McChesney

      You seem like you’ve gone over the edge.

  • jane johnson

    Crack is wack.

  • Lt_Greyman_NVA

    You know, I miss King’s and the feuds of Europe. As far as I can see King’s did go to war, but they never gutted their own Country’s seed, or release foreign criminals on the population, or hate the race of they Country they were King in, because they were of the same race. We are living in not only depressed but Terrible times.

    • Xerxes22

      Some kings did just that, like the Polish kings who brought in aliens to oppress their own people. Many other kings viewed their countries as one big ATM machine put there for their enjoyment. There was no such thing as nationalism in those days. Nobility often married nobility from other countries to cement alliances and increase wealth. The only things that mattered to those people were wealth, power and keeping the peasants down. The same is true today of our ruling elites.

  • IstvanIN

    A bunch of blacks and one hispanic.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Anything praised by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, I am solidly against.
    To paraphrase an ebonics expression: it’s all bad, nome sane?

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Notice the Texas mestizo guy, Jason Hernandez, is listed as White.

    • hispanic when they do good.
      White when they do bad.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        Worse, White when they do bad, hispanic when bad is done to them.

  • LeGrandDerangement

    If NAACP approves it, no further questions are necessary.

  • Luca

    Obama’s diary: Dear diary, Today I let loose some crack dealers from prison just to see if I could get away with it. Rahm was right, I can get away with anything. Maybe next month I’ll start confiscating guns. BHO

  • Major

    The NAACP Legal Defense Fund praised the decision in a statement.

    ( The National Association for the Advancement of White People and the White American Legal Assistance Group had no comment for fear of being labeled racist and boycotted by Al Sharpton, Malik Shabazz, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, NPR and Jesses Jackson. )

    In August, Attorney General Eric Holder directed federal prosecutors not to report the amount of drugs involved in an arrest if it would trigger mandatory minimums.

    ( Gee….that “My people stuff can be carried to the extreme, ya think? )

    Not only is this regime lawless….it strives to make up it’s own laws when it comes to…”minority” criminals.

    Kind of makes me wonder if George Zimmerman would have received a “Fair” sentence had he been convicted of self defense?

    Next on that list…knockout thugs?

  • Major

    Resident Obama on Thursday granted a rare commutation to the first cousin of Governor Deval Patrick, allowing the release of a man who in 1994 was given a life sentence on charges of dealing crack cocaine.

    Patrick, who declined requests for an interview, has a close relationship with President Obama, dining with him at the White House and Martha’s Vineyard. Mermell said the White House did not alert the governor about the commutation, and that Patrick learned of it only through the news media.

    Crap…he gave him a little gift for Kwanza….and he knows it.

  • obot

    Funny because it was the bantus who demanded harsher sentencing laws for crack cocaine due to the extreme violence involved in the trade and detrimental effects on the ghettos. Now the bantus are saying the harsher sentencing be raysis.

  • Ograf

    Wintersmith Jr. may be their token White guy ? We all know how white Hernandez is.

    • Fed up

      Winter Smith is a negro. In fact he is a cousin of MA governor Deval Patrick.

  • Budd Smith

    Nothing to do with race, but how is someone addicted to a drug helped by getting a multi-year prison sentence? Why not put alcoholics in prison, or those addicted to pain pills? To be consistent, Rush Limbaugh should have served prison time after becoming addicted to OxyContin.

  • PT_C

    Racist drug laws affected blacks in disproportionate amounts so you should expect the pardons to reflect that. Silly white nationalists.

    • MystiKasT

      The blacks were the ones that cried for them to be put in place.

  • chuck_2012

    these rejects are a good example of some of obamas sons. This country is headed to the dumpster with HNIC leading the charge.

  • Earl Turner

    How long will it be before the honor students get arrested again? Days? Hours?