Thursday, May 5, 2011

Oklahoma: Elected but Convicted

Christopher Linder was elected mayor of Pawnee a month ago. Problem is that he once served a five-year prison sentence for transporting marijuana and taking part in a drive-by shooting. Although Linder was released from prison in 2005, State law prohibits him from holding office for 15 years. The other alternative is: a pardon, from Governor Jan Brewer - known to ignore the recommendations of the State's Board of Executive Clemency, even when there is a strong sense that someone has been wrongly convicted! See story here.

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