President Trash: 'Sad when I can't pardon myself or people who's cases were already dismissed by the court.' Apparently ignorant [or feigning ignorance] that his case was dismissed on appeal, dummy Donald Trump has said he is considering pardoning the deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali. Ali was convicted in 1967 of refusing to report for military duty after being drafted into the Vietnam War. He declared himself a conscientious objector, citing religious reasons, but was sentenced to five years in prison and stripped of his heavyweight boxing crown. However, Ali won his case on appeal when the US Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1971. Therefore there is no conviction to pardon.
But who cares about such particulars? This racist neuropeon has people to deceive and many places to get to in a hurry in his paper boat. President Trash profited immensely by scape-goating non-whites as criminals and terrorists & from white people's misperception of reality concerning the actual crime rates in the US.
Mr Trump said he had a list of 3,000 names he is considering for pardon, many of whom have been "treated unfairly". Mr Trump said on his way to the G7 summit in Canada that his administration was "currently preparing recommendations" over Ali's case.
Ron Tweel, an attorney for Ali's wife and estate, said he appreciated the president's comments, but that a pardon was "unnecessary".
"The US Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision in 1971," he said in a statement. "There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed.” [MORE]
At any rate in a system of racism/white supremacy why do Black people tolerate high levels of Black incarceration?