Saturday, August 26, 2017

ARPAIO-GATE: The 15 Most Insane Obama Pardons

The temper tantrums on the left over the well-deserved pardon of 85-year old ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio (convicted on a misdemeanor charge of contempt) deserves some context.

Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama pardoned scores of hard-core offenders.

Predictably, many committed crimes after being pardoned.

Here's just a taste:

Bob Edward Bone
Offense:Conspiracy to manufacture in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine
Sentence:One year and one day of imprisonment; two years' supervised release
Stephen Lee Arrington
Offense:Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine (Central District of California)
Sentence:Three years' imprisonment, three years' special parole (September 2, 1983) (as amended July 24, 1985)
Joseph William Hopkins
Offense:Distribution of cocaine (Northern District of Texas)
Sentence:Five years' probation, conditioned upon 120 days’ halfway house confinement; three years’ special parole term (December 14, 1984)
Brian Seiji Kito
Offense:Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine (District of Hawaii)
Sentence:One year and one day of imprisonment; four years' supervised release; $10,000 fine (November 19, 1990) (as amended May 21, 1991)
Diana Simmons, fka Diana Bingaman and Diana Lopez
Offense:Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (Middle District of Tennessee)
Sentence:30 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 24, 1998)
Robert Spencer Baines
Offense:Conspiracy to possess, possession with intent to distribute over 1,000 pounds of marijuana
Sentence:Six years' imprisonment
Tavia Dion Blume
Offense:Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; use of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense
Sentence:42 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (as amended July 12, 1999)
Jesse Daniel Burgher, aka Jessie Burgher
Offense:Possession with intent to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana
Sentence:60 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release
Larry Wayne Childress, Jr.
Offense:Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts)
Sentence:One day of imprisonment; four years' supervised release, including 12 months' home detention (as amended November 13, 1997)
Amanda Kucharski DeBlauw, fka Amanda Richmond
Offense:Distribution of heroin
Sentence:Five months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release, conditioned upon 11 months’ home detention
William Bernie Heckle, Jr., aka Billy Heckle
Offense:Falsifying medical prescriptions and illegally dispensing controlled substances (Schedule II through Schedule V); dispensing prescription medication without a legitimate written order from a prescribing physician
Sentence:18 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release
Dean Robert Kondo
Offense:Possession of counterfeit currency
Sentence:12 months and one day of imprisonment; three years' supervised release
Mary Ann Krauser, fka Mary Ann Iron Shield
Offense:Involuntary manslaughter
Sentence:Three years' imprisonment, suspended; five years' probation
Victoria Hunter Lowe
Offense:Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Sentence:46 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release
James Willie McGrady, Jr.
Offense:Distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting; distribution of cocaine in excess of 500 grams and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime
Sentence:37 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release; $5,000 fine; $1,000 restitution (as amended May 3, 1990)
Robert Allen Petty
Offense:Distribution of methamphetamine
Sentence:33 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release
Bryan Scot Sandquist
Offense:Felon in possession of a firearm
Sentence:40 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release

Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.
 

3 comments:

Bookdoc said...

The saddest part is that I am sure many, if not all of these criminals, were actually guilty of much more but overworked courts pled them down

Andrew_M_Garland said...

The data does not support the implication of the headline, that Obama pardoned criminals so that they could avoid punishment.

For example Stephen Lee Arrington, 2nd from the top. He served 3 years starting 9/2/83, so he was out of prison in 1986. Obama did not pardon the sentence served. This pardon only changed the record of the conviction 23+ years after that person was released. Maybe that criminal had changed his life by 2009.

I don't see any case where Obama's pardon changed the sentence, only the historical treatment. This is not comparable to pardoning Arpaio.

I didn't like Obama as President, and I can't know if I agree with his pardons without more information. Arpaio seems to have run a harsh jail with many deaths and abuses of prisoners. I don't agree with Arpaio's pardon.

http://www.vocativ.com/underworld/crime/
joe-arpaio-americas-toughest-sheriff-comes-with-a-hefty-price-tag/

MrGibsonguy335 said...

Sheriff Arpiao was ordered by a judge NOT to enforce the LAW. He was then found in contempt of court for continuing to enforce the law.Scum-bag Eric Holder was held in contempt of congress for lying under oath and refusing to answer questions asked in legitimate oversight of the corrupted Justice Department under Holder's direction. Do you support scum-bag Holder being sentenced to prison time for the FELONIES he committed?