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Old 05-24-2018, 01:10 PM
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I heard Stallone had been pushing for this and I'm glad it's been done, been a long time coming.
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I kind of look at this the same way I do at a 70 year old going to college to get a degree or a 80 year old studying to get a high-school diploma. Way too late to make a difference and a huge waste of time and money that could have been better spent elsewhere. Yeah it was tragic he was wrongfully sent to prison. However I don't think anyone is going to look at this man as see him as tarnished because he wrongfully served a year in prison. Sure if someone today was in prison for the same crime that Johnson was convicted of in 1921 then sure pardon him. Because no one should serve prison time for something like that and today a criminal record can mean a potential employer looks at your job application,gives you a bull**** excuse for why they are not hiring you and toss your job application in the trash regardless of why you were in prison or you can be barred from specific jobs.
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I think it is refreshing how President Trump is giving pardon's out regularly. As injustices are presented to him he is acting NOW rather than just before he leaves office.
Politically dangerous as such pardon's can, and most likely will, be used against him.
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Dammit, Trump, you racist!!!!!
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I wonder if President Obama knew something about this case that made him choose to not grant immunity/pardon to Mr Johnson for some bullspit 1913 racist law. Request first happened during Mr Obama's presidency.
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I wonder if President Obama knew something about this case that made him choose to not grant immunity/pardon to Mr Johnson for some bullspit 1913 racist law. Request first happened during Mr Obama's presidency.
No, Obama just didn't have the cojones.
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Dammit, Trump, you racist!!!!!
The black online magazine "The Root" pretty much went there...They took a shot at satire while delivering the usual hatefest...

Jack Johnson Posthumously Tells Donald Trump to Kiss His A$$

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In one of the weirdest White House scenes ever, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis and former imaginary heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone joined the current heavyweight champion of bull****ting, Donald Trump, for a ceremony on Thursday pardoning boxer Jack Johnson.

In 1913, Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of violating the Mann Act, a federal law that made it illegal to transport white women across state lines for immoral purposes—in this case, having sex with a black man.

All-white juries are still not immoral.

It is not clear why Trump decided to pardon the late heavyweight champ. Some critics say that Trump’s decision to pardon Johnson, the first African American to hold the heavyweight title, was the latest in a long list of swipes at former President Barack Obama, who, despite pleas from Sen. John McCain and filmmaker Ken Burns, declined to pardon Johnson, at least in part apparently because of the boxer’s history of domestic abuse.

Others have speculated that Trump’s Executive Grant of Clemency (pdf) is a subtle signal to co-conspirators like Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn that he might issue them a pardon if they don’t snitch to Robert Mueller’s special prosecutor’s team investigating obstruction of justice.

“It’s my honor to do it,” said Trump, ABC News reports, although he seemed unfamiliar with the term. “It’s about time. ... He was treated very rough, very tough.”

Meanwhile, in a separate ceremony, Jack Johnson heard these remarks and responded by telling Trump to go f*ck himself.

“I don’t even know this dude,” Johnson told The Root in an exclusive séance. “I was just chilling when I got a message that some orange dude was going to pardon me for something. I didn’t even know what a pardon was until Muhammad Ali told me it was something white people do after you’re dead and gone in hopes that no one will remember they treated you like a piece of sh*t when you are alive.”
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That was a class act move, Trump gets one right......
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