Monday, December 20, 2010
But Friedersdorf believes the "perfect illustration of misplaced priorities" is the attention that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) is giving to a possible pardon for the long dead outlaw Billy "the Kid." Why spend the same effort determining "the identities of the inevitable innocents incarcerated" or showing mercy to those who have been "imprisoned for years on end despite only having violated drug possession laws"? Friedersdorf "cannot fathom" how a governor "could be so frivolous and lacking in judgment to spend the last hours of his administration wringing his hands over a long dead man whose guilt isn't in question."
See, and comment, on this wonderful piece here.
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