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Given Life Term, Drug Offender
Hopes for Clemency

Associated Press, by Sharon Cohen

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 7/20/2014 7:38:45 PM

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison. Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison more than two years later, Walker couldn´t imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. He told himself this wasn´t the end, that someday he´d be released. But the years passed, his appeals failed and nothing changed. Now, after 17 1/2 years as an inmate, Walker may have his best shot at freedom. The Obama administration - responding to mounting concerns about decades of harsh penalties and overcrowded prisons - recently announced it

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Gird your loins.
I can see it coming. This will be the next 0bama 0utrage. Releasing thousands of criminals back into our population, when our society is suffering and deteriorating from a failure to enforce the criminal laws we already have.
This will be the next knife in America´s back. You heard it here first.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 7/20/2014 8:19:23 PM     (No. 9933153)

I wonder if he believes it now? This loser depended on the twirling gates of our criminal justice system to allow him to sling his poison, pay a fine, and go on his merry way to repeat.

The other way to look at it is that he is probably alive today because he went to prison. The life of a dealer can be violent and short.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 7/20/2014 11:24:21 PM     (No. 9933253)

Obama believes if he sets enough criminals loose on our society he´d eventually get his gun control. He´s wrong - again.

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