Posts tagged ‘Presidency of George W. Bush’

December 6, 2011

Befriend a Congressman, Get a Pardon

ProPublica has released an extensive report, statistically analyzing nearly 500 pardon applicants during the Bush administration, and found that white applicants, were nearly four times as likely to receive pardons as all minorities combined. Applicants with a member of Congress in their corner were three times as likely to win a pardon as those without such backing, and marital and financial stability of applicants plays a heavy role in the final decision. Is this just another sign that our justice system isn’t exactly fair? Kevin Zeese, President of Common Sense for Drug Policy weighs in.