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    Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    US governor issues 428 pardons during final days in office

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50786368

    Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons in his final days in office, a list that includes multiple violent offenders.

    The Republican pardoned a convicted child rapist as well as a convicted murderer whose brother raised money for Mr Bevin's election campaign.

    Mr Bevin was defeated by Democrat Andy Beshear in November after a contentious election.

    The flurry of pardons sent shockwaves through the state's legal system.

    State prosecutors told local media they had not been consulted on Mr Bevin's decision, and families of the victims were not notified in advance.

    "I'm a big believer in second chances," Mr Bevin said in a statement to the Washington Post newspaper. "I think this is a nation that was founded on the concept of redemption and second chances and new pages in life."

    Mr Bevin's spate of pardons includes Dayton Jones, convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy, Brett Whitaker, convicted of killing a pastor and his wife while drink-driving, and a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for throwing her newborn in the trash after giving birth in a flea market outhouse.

    He also pardoned a man who was sentenced to 23 years in prison last year for raping a 9-year-old child.

    The extensive list includes Patrick Brian Baker, convicted in 2017 of reckless homicide, robbery, impersonating a police officer and tampering with evidence linked to a 2014 home invasion that resulted in the death of Donald Mills.

    Mr Baker's brother and sister-in-law held a political fundraiser for Mr Bevin last year, raising $21,500 (£16,100) and donating an additional $4,000 to his campaign at the same event, first reported by the local Courier Journal newspaper.



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    Re: Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    thats just stupid . He should be made to stay in jail with the ones he didnt pardon.

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    Re: Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    The party that loves the Police department.

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    Re: Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    The party that loves the Police department.
    At least they'll get to vote.

    Or will they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discotrish View Post
    At least they'll get to vote.

    Or will they?

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    The republican party that loves the Police department and pardoning child rapist.

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    Re: Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    Quote Originally Posted by Downinfloflo View Post
    The republican party that loves the Police department and pardoning child rapist.
    Restore the voting rights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discotrish View Post
    Restore the voting rights!

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    The republican party that loves the Police department and pardoning child rapist.

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    Re: Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    Why do they do this? Everybody seems to pardon people that should not be.
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    Re: Beatun Repug Gov pardons 428 criminals

    It is an inappropriate power for an executive to have, IMO.
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