Sunday, January 6, 2019


WHEN WARS END - CLEMENCY IS GRANTED

END THE FAILED WAR ON MARIJUANA


WE NEED CLEMENCY FOR A CATEGORY OF PRISONERS - THOSE SERVING SENTENCES OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR MARIJUANA

 Life for Pot web site

Over 600,000 arrests per year are because of marijuana prohibition

Cannabis Enterprises are a $20,000,000.000.00  dollar business and growing

People serving sentences of life without parole for marijuana offenses need
Presidential Clemency/sentencing relief 

This is why we need Clemency and Sentencing Reform 
War Metaphors have made the US the World’s Jailer

We Give Life Sentences to Nonviolent Drug Offenders

The Result of the War on Drugs

              1. Coarsened our Culture

            2. Increased the use of conspiracy charges

            3. Diluted our Sixth Amendment Right to Trial
           
            4. Increased the prison population by 734% since 1980

            5. Increased the cost of incarceration by 2,000% since
               1980

            6. Made us the World’s Jailer


Nonviolent drug offenders do not receive sentences of life without parole in any other developed country. 

This sentence is fiscally irresponsible, does not speak to mercy, compassion, does not fit the crime and is not just.

Conspiracy charges coupled with exercising your 6th amendment right to trial results in a sentence many times higher than
Co-defendants. 

Conspiracy makes you responsible for the offenses of multitudes of people over all the years of the conspiracy.

There is no definitive evidence, only the testimony of:

1. Co-operating witnesses testifying for a plea,

2. Confidential informants testifying for money or a % of the forfeiture and

3. Agents

Examples of Clemency Granted for Categories of Offenders
  

Washington           Granted Clemency to members of the Whiskey
                              Rebellion

Jefferson               Granted Clemency to violators of the Sedition
                             Act

Madison               Granted Clemency to the Lafitte Pirates after War
                             of 1812

Lincoln                 Granted Clemency to Dakota Indians and Civil
                             War Deserters

Johnson                Granted Clemency to Confederate Soldiers

Grant                    Granted Clemency to Confederate Leaders

Harrison               Granted Clemency to LDS members for plural marriage

Roosevelt             Granted Clemency to participants of Philippine
                             Insurrection

Harding                Granted Clemency to violators of WWI Sedition
                             Act

Kennedy               Granted Clemency to violators of the Narcotics
                             Control Act

Ford                     Granted Clemency to violators of Selective
                             Service Act

Carter                   Granted Clemency to violators of Selective
                             Service Act