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    Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

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

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his son for a felony drug charge from more than a decade ago. "It will probably be in the next few weeks," said Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the Democratic governor.
    "For any pardons the governor does, the person has to have finished all terms of their sentence ... and then had a period of time where they've shown they have straightened their lives out."
    Kyle Beebe, who is now 34, was convicted in 2003 of possession of a controlled substance -- marijuana. He was fined and sentenced to three years supervised probation, according to CNN affiliate KATV.
    Governor: He was embarrassed, he still is
    Pardoned: 12 famous & controversial


    The Arkansas Parole Board recommended the pardon last month. It came after Kyle Beebe wrote a lengthy letter in his pardon application.


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

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    I was all ready to be outraged when I first saw this headline today. But after reading it I am ok with it. It was marijuana. It was over a decade ago and his son did his time and has been in good standing ever since, unless my info is wrong. And since this governor has pardoned over 700 people over the years we can't even say his son was getting special treatment.

    Given all of that I would do the same thing if I was in the governor's place. Now, an argument could certainly be made that it shouldn't be legal for a governor r president to pardon family members.

    Also, the governor better damn well approve any and all pardon requests that come across his desk that meet the same criteria.

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    I'd do the same thing, and wouldn't lose any sleep.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    He should do he same for all marijuana offenders.

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    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.
    Not to nitpick, but it is not technically required that the sentence be fully served.

    http://governor.arkansas.gov/office/...lemencyApp.pdf

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Not really a big thing.

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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    It is just bad form.


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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Unless his pardon powers exclude family what's the big deal? Especially given that he's pardoned lots of people.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    It is just bad form.
    Why? Son shouldn't be penalized because of who his father is. It doesn't seem in any way to have been preferential.
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    Re: Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    He should do he same for all marijuana offenders.
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