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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Our Governor here in CT has a kid who is getting arrested for drugs as well. He is on probation now.

    No Jail For Ex-stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy's Son - Hartford Courant
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Why? Son shouldn't be penalized because of who his father is. It doesn't seem in any way to have been preferential.
    I read the pardon application and would agree. It was alittle hard to read the handwritten part but it seems the police were at his house, not sure how or why, and there was 2 oz of weed out in the open and when he arrived he was arrested and charged with possession and distributing and received probation. I don't see the big deal and no reason he shouldn't have been pardoned. The son seems to have grown up and learned from his mistakes, which we all make and I can relate to his. It was sad reading though his little girl was diagnosed with cancer at 11 weeks, now she is 4 so I wish the best for him and his family.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    everyone convicted of non-violent possession should get full pardons, and they should have their records expunged. the only mistake here is that he only pardoned his kid and like fifteen other people. he should have pardoned everyone convicted of possession, not just his kid.

    no one should have their life ruined for having some weed. probably most politicians and police officers have done pot at some time, so the hypocrisy is overwhelming. it needs to be legalized nationwide at the federal level so that backwards assed states can't keep busting people for a stupid victimless crime.

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    The son with his conviction was probably barred from working for the state. 2 problems solved, smart dad.

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

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    Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges - CNN.com





    I guess this is a second place enabler when compared to the afluenza kid'd parents.

    WTF dad.
    I don't have a problem with this. Why should his son be treated as a criminal for the rest of his life? He was charged/convicted 10 years ago. Time for the system to let him go. As a father, I would do the same if it were my kid and I had the means to make it happen.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't have a problem with this. Why should his son be treated as a criminal for the rest of his life? He was charged/convicted 10 years ago. Time for the system to let him go. As a father, I would do the same if it were my kid and I had the means to make it happen.
    This level of compassion and reasonability shouldn't be limited to sons of governors.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    This is corruption and hypocrisy at its finest. There is a very valid argument to stop ruining the lives of non-violent marijuana users. Pardoning the governors run while his father continues to criminally charge other kids for the same offense is completely and utterly unacceptable.

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    I have to say, in a country founded on the belief that all people are created equal and opposed to government ruled by a corrupt sovereign, I find it passing strange that the US has provisions for a "king/queen" to pardon his/her subjects on a whim without sanction by a court or legislature.

    No one person in a democracy should have the power to overturn the decision of a jury and justice in a court of law, period.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Over a decade ago, why the need for a pardon in the first place? He'll still have to answer yes to the "have you ever been arrested/convicted" question on employment applications.

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